Osteopathic treatment offers a wonderfully gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes which are taking place during pregnancy, helping to relieve aches and pains as your body tries to accommodate the growing baby.
Both during and after pregnancy, osteopathic treatment can help to reduce low back pain, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, heartburn, indigestion, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction), post-natal coccyx (base of the spine) pain, mid back pain due to breast feeding – to name just a few.
Mums often benefit by returning 4 to 6 weeks after birth for a post-natal check-up to help restore pelvic, bladder and joint function.
Childbirth is a natural process - but it is not without a certain amount of trauma for both the mother and the child. Not all babies cope well with the powerful processes of birth as they pass down the birth canal, or with the effects of assisted delivery or caesarean section. Many parents have reported that their babies have benefited from gentle osteopathic treatment.
Children and Teenagers
Toddlers become children and children become teenagers - and for all of them, their bodies undergo considerable and often rapid changes. During these years, many young people take part in various sports and recreational activities frequently resulting in injuries which if not treated when young can become a problem later in life.
Many older teenagers also start to take on part-time work which introduces them to yet more physical demands on their still growing and changing bodies.
These difficult and increasing demands carry the risk of injury and structural stress that if not treated now can lead to more chronic conditions in adulthood.
I regularly treat children, helping them to grow healthily and to fulfil their potential.
Terry Rulten Brentwood Osteopath