Osteopathic Pregnancy Care in Geelong and Torquay

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes significant mechanical, postural and hormonal changes. These changes increase the load on the joints, ligaments and muscles especially in the pelvis and lower back, often resulting in tension, pain and stiffness.

Many normal structural changes occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. Osteopathy can be useful to help alleviate some of the discomforts associated with the biomechanical changes and adaptations that occur in the body during this time.

Osteopathic techniques may include soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and gentle stretching exercises. Osteopaths may also provide advice on nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques to help expectant mothers maintain their health and well-being throughout their pregnancy.

Osteopathy can be used to help alleviate some of the discomforts associated with the changes that occur in the body during this time

Some of the common issues that pregnant women may experience that can be addressed with osteopathy include:

lower back pain
lower back pain
Sciatica
pubic bone (symphysis pubis) pain
Pelvic instability
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Foot pain (due to stretched ligaments)
headaches

Osteopathy can also be used to help prepare the body for labor and delivery by ensuring that the pelvis is properly aligned and that the muscles and ligaments surrounding it are in good condition.

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