Pregnancy and Paediatrics

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment in pregnancy can provide great relief to;

  • Lower back and pelvic pain
  • Heart burn and reflux
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Improve circulation

Treatment is gentle and safe, and can provide immediate and much needed relief. Osteopathic treatment can better prepare the body for labour.

 

Osteopathy and Paediatrics

The birthing process can cause physical trauma to not only the mother but also the infant.

Even with the perfect delivery, the baby’s head and body is squeezed and twisted through a narrow birth canal.

The trauma to the baby is usually worse when medical intervention is required, such as when a baby is orientated posteriorly or in a breech position.

The types of conditions that Osteopathic treatment can assist include:

  • Reflux
  • Colic and constipation
  • Suckling problems
  • Head asymmetry/moulding
  • Neck biases
  • Irritability and sleep issues

 

Children and Adolescents

Regular check-ups for children are a good idea for early intervention of scoliosis or curvature of the spine. Such conditions usually progress during growth spurts.

Yearly check-ups are especially important if there is a family history of scoliosis.

Regular spinal alignment is also important for preventing possible further progression of poor posture that may manifest later in life.