During pregnancy the body undergoes many structural changes which accommodate a growing fetus. These changes can have a profound effect on your daily function and it is common to experience a variety of aches and pains in the body.
Pregnancy-related low back pain and pelvic girdle pain is very common in pregnancy, affecting approximately 50% of pregnant women at some point during their pregnancy. Hand, wrist, neck and hip pain are also not unusual complaints. Symptoms will range from mild to severe, and in some cases can severely impact the quality of life in those affected. Luckily, early intervention and treatment can help. Manual therapy, strengthening exercises and simple measures such as movement modifications are safe and can make a difference to muscular aches and pains, allowing you to continue with your daily activities
Your osteopath will take a thorough medical history of your symptoms and pregnancy so far. He or she will further do a physical examination to assess your posture and movement habits to form a diagnosis. Together you will agree on a treatment plan that works for you and your schedule. This will likely include manual therapy such as joint mobilisations and soft tissue massage to relieve muscle aches, strengthening or stretching exercises, and advice on how to modify your movement on a day to day basis.
After discussing your case history and being assessed by your osteopath, a safe and effective treatment plan will be put in place. Treatment is an effective way of relieving musculoskeletal aches and pains and improving your daily movements.
An in-depth exploration of your problem, how it came about, and how it is affecting your life.
A thorough examination to find out what's wrong and what we can do about it.
An expert, hands-on treatment to get your body working again, tailored to your sensitivities.
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CORE stands for the Centre for Osteopathic Research and Excellence. We were founded to study the effectiveness of osteopathy and improve the lives of people living with chronic pain.
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