For Pregnant and Postnatal Women
A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Some of those changes include the softening of ligaments due to the hormone Relaxin and weight gain leading to changes in posture and centre of gravity. This postural adaptation can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine and pelvis.
Osteopathy may help to relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and after birth using the principle that healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health. Techniques used include gentle joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage and stretches. Often exercises are prescribed as part of the management programme.
Both Janine and Hannah are able to create a treatment plan to address complex and diverse Women’s Health needs specifically.
From onset of periods to pregnancy, menopause and beyond, Women’s Health Osteopathy addresses the specific needs of optimising health and wellbeing. Using Osteopathic principles and applying them to the female pelvis and body as a whole, understanding hormonal influences, mechanical strains, dietary and nutritional impact, and antenatal health, your pregnancy and birth history including postpartum recovery.