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Osteopathy in pregnancy and after birth

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Our London Osteopath at My Wellness Centre is specialised in treating pregnant women and post-natal mums.

Inès qualified in osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy in England. She then trained in Women’s Health and Pelvic floor rehabilitation in Belgium.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of health conditions. It works to restore a balance structure and function of the body.

Osteopathic treatment helps relieving muscle tension, improving mobility of your joints and promoting the inherent healing mechanism of your body.

Your Osteopath will provide you with advices on stretching, exercices and posture to maintain you symptoms and prevent further pain.

Why seeing a pregnancy Osteopath before and after birth?

Our pregnancy osteopath will provide you with a lot of advices and information to keep you mobile during your pregnancy.

Our Osteopath will help you deal with pregnancy related discomfort, such as SPD/PGP also called Pelvic Girdle Pain.

Pregnant women may experience a variety of symptoms such as:

  • heartburn,

  • low back/pelvis pain,

  • sacro-iliac pain,

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • fluid retention

Osteopathic treatment will help you rebalance your body whether you experience an easy delivery or a difficult and traumatic birth.

At My Wellness Centre, our osteopath, Inès, is specialised in Women's health and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

She will provide you with a treatment plan on:

  • How to recover from labour and birth,

  • Get back into a healthy routine and fitness

  • Exercices and stretches

Whilst many women experience a fairly easy birth some may experience a traumatic birth in London. Some women's pelvic floor will be left unchanged some may need a proper pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Adjusting to your new role of mother may be difficult with the lack of sleep, and the change of body posture.

Some women may experience:

This is why, at My Wellness Centre, we recommend every women to have a full body and pelvic floor assessment.

What to expect from my appointment with my Women’s Health Osteopath?

  • Your Osteopath will ask you questions about your general health, past medical history in order to better understand your present complaint.

  • Your Osteopath will examine your posture and mobility. She will ask you to do simple movement to assess any restriction, pain or stiffness. For your physical examination your osteopath is likely to ask you to remove some clothes.

  • During this assessment, your practitioner will assess your whole body, in order to find the cause of your complaint.

  • Once your osteopath has formulated a diagnosis, ruling out any serious condition, she will proceed to the treatment. Depending of your affliction, your osteopath will choose the right technique to help release the cause of your complaint.

For more information about Pelvic girdle pain click on this link below:

if you are covered by a health insurance contact a member of our team to book an appointment.

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