Women’s Health and Paediatrics

In pregnancy:
Osteopathy will assist and help you coping with or prevent problems like:

  • Low back pain,
  • Reflux, digestive discomfort
  • Ligament laxity
  • Pubic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Heavy legs, poor circulation, swollen feet, ankles, fingers
  • Varicose veins (poor circulation)
  • Discomfort breathing, shortness of breath
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome82

After birth time:
In addition to the ones above, we can help recovering and coping with:

  • Healing from the epidural site,
  • Fatigue,
  • General tensions and aches from holding your baby,
  • Hyper flexibility of joint
  • Pelvic or low back strains
  • Bladder control, pelvic floor
  • Feeding techniques and postural advice

For little one:
Osteopathy is or may be useful for:

  • General health and function check up
  • Recovering from traumatic birth (fetal distress, ventouse, forceps, C section, resuscitation etc); relieving compressions, tensions and assymetries
  • Monitoring progress of developmental milestones (especially neuromotor ones)
  • Addressing the effects of any major physical mishaps or developmental lag to prevent problems developing in future61

Strains and trauma from the birth or pregnancy can predispose to unsettled behaviour and difficulties with feeding, winding, digestion and sleeping. With gentle osteopathic treatment relieving those physical strains can be very helpful and relaxing.

Here are some common conditions that babies and children can suffer from:

  • Premature birth
  • Fussy baby, unsettled
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Tongue tie
  • Sleeping disturbance
  • Colic, aerophagia, constipation
  • Reflux (general or silent)
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly (flattening of the head) or other head deformities
  • Teething
  • Chest infections
  • Irritation from vaccins
  • Congenital abnormalities (helping coping with symptoms associated with, eg: autism, epilepsy)
  • Asthma or other atopic problems (helping coping with symptoms associated with)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Orthopaedic conditions (talipes, scoliosis etc)

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