Pregnancy puts unique stresses upon the female body and the postual changes which occur during pregnancy are rapid and profound. Osteopaths are well place to help with some of the common musculo-skeletal problems that occur during pregnancy.
Conditions such as pelvic girdle pain (PGP), symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), sacro-iliac joint pain (low back pain associated with the weight-bearing joints of the pelvis), sciatica and low back pain are common in pregnancy and can be treated effectively with Osteopathy, especially when anti-inflammatories and analgesics are unavailable to the expectant mother.
Osteopathy is a safe form of treatment and can be used throughout the pregnancy. Certain techniques are generally avoided at key points in the first trimester but most techniques can be performed safely at any time during gestation.