Pregnancy & Osteopathy

woman side profile during pregnancy

Recently, two of our osteopaths Dr Steph Rohde and Dr Michelle Derrick participated in a small group professional development day on the topic of Osteopathy & Pregnancy. They learnt about how osteopathy can assist in all stages of pregnancy and learnt quite a few techniques that can be used to assist and support women throughout pregnancy.

Being pregnant is an extraordinary journey that truly shows the woman’s body physical, mental and emotional capabilities as they support the growth of another little human. This should be a time when a woman glows and love flourishes. Through osteopathic treatment and management we want to support this journey to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

How can osteopathy help during pregnancy?

Osteopathy can support women throughout the whole journey, from before conception, throughout each of the different trimesters and continues through to support with recovery of their musculoskeletal health and function. It can also help to support the body through the biomechanical changes associated with pregnancy and birth via hands on treatment, education, and exercise.

What osteopaths can treat surrounding pregnancy?

Osteopaths can assist and treat a range of factors relating to the pregnancy journey, including:

  • Low back and pelvic pain
  • Pre-birth preparation
  • Optimal foetal positioning
  • Pelvic balance
  • Postural problems, especially during pregnancy and with feeding
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-natal care and recovery
  • Knee pain
  • Mastitis
  • Pelvic floor care
  • Plus, any general musculoskeletal complaint

Who we work with?

We can also work in conjunction with:

  • GPs
  • Maternal Child Health Nurse
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists
  • Chinese Medicine Practitioners
  • Herbalists
  • IVF Specialists

…and many other health professionals to help care for every aspect of your health along this journey.

If you would like to know more about how osteopathy can help you, talk to one of our Osteopaths by booking an appointment today.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, please call our friendly reception team for further assistance.


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