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How Can Osteopathy help during Pregnancy?

As a complementary treatment it is well known that Osteopathy confers many practical benefits for patients of all ages. However, many people in the UK remain unaware of the benefits of consulting an Osteopath during pregnancy in order to relieve pain arising from changes in the body and the associated structural problems that pregnancy can create.

The Fairlee Wellbeing Centre is home to a full range of Osteopath treatments and adjustments, and our qualified osteopaths have been providing care for pregnant women for many years. During the course of pregnancy the body is put under severe strain, particularly back strain, which can cause a number of problems as well as general discomfort. Our Osteopath’s can help you to resolve these issues and achieve a more peaceful pregnancy through the use of various soft myofascial techniques.

Pre Natal Osteopath Treatment

The problems pregnant women can experience during the course of their pregnancy can be explained using the concept of cavities, which osteopaths use to divide the trunk of the body up according to certain anatomical elements. Problems as wide ranging as migraines, incontinence and pain in the coccyx, hips and lower back can all be caused by an imbalance of pressure between different cavities.

An osteopath can exert gentle pressure to correct these imbalances and properly regulate the tension between different cavities. By using myofascial techniques the practitioner is able to act directly on organs and tissue scarring. The treatment is completely non invasive and safe for both mother and child.

The practitioner can also use a range of muscle energy techniques to act effectively on vertebrae and joints, reducing tension, pain and discomfort.

Post Natal Treatment

Osteopathic care can also have a number of post-natal benefits for the patient, helping to restore and maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility as well as resolving any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Our osteopaths can also help you to sleep better, which is an issue for many new parents.

To see how Osteopathic treatment can help you please get in touch with us by phone or email. We are happy to provide specialist musculoskeletal care and support throughout your pregnancy, and can recommend a course of treatment that works in tandem with other treatment you may be receiving.

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Viraj Karia, Managing Director at the Fairlee Wellbeing Centre

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