Pregnancy is a time of great emotion and also a time for great change too. Many women experience a joyful pregnancy without too many challenges, but for others this is simply not the case.
Pregnancy and back pain
During pregnancy there are a huge number of postural and hormonal changes that your body goes through and these put demands on your body. Normally your joints, muscles and ligaments will all adapt as your body changes and your baby grows. Some people will however experience difficulties and pains during different stages. Many women will experience this in their lower back or pelvic areas. Studies have shown that between 50-80% of women can experience low back pain for example, and this is where an Osteopath may be able to help.
Pregnancy osteopathy Worthing
Osteopathy is both safe and effective as a treatment choice at any stage of pregnancy. Many women will attend the practice for help with back and pelvic girdle pain, others due to associated pregnancy symptoms. Treatment will be appropriate to your stage of pregnancy and your osteopath will generally look to provide both hands-on treatment and provide you with self-help ideas too. This may involve the use of support belts, exercises and postural advice.
Osteopathy for mum and baby in Worthing
After birth, Osteopathic treatment can help you get back in to shape and ease tensions built up through pregnancy and whilst caring for your baby. An Osteopath can also treat baby too. At Broadwater Osteopathic Practice in Worthing, several of our team treat women throughout all stages of their pregnancy and some treat the delightful new arrivals too. Find out more on our website at www.worthingosteopathy.com
At Broadwater Osteopathic Practice in Worthing, osteopaths Grant and Betts treat babies using a mixture of cranial, visceral and traditional osteopathic approaches during a paediatric appointment. They also treat toddlers and older children too.
Acupuncture treatments provided at the practice may also help with potential fertility and hormonal issues, alongside other symptoms such as fatigue, tension and nausea in a drug free way.