Osteopathy works to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person. It helps to relieve stresses and strains accumulated over a number of years or a recent trauma. Gentle osteopathic techniques are very effective and perfectly safe at all stages of the pregnancy.
Silver Fern Family Osteopath
Pregnancy causes huge physical, hormonal and emotional changes to the mothers body. The body needs to adapt to 20lbs of baby, water and placenta which can impose physical strains on all the organs and tissues.
Osteopathic treatment can be beneficial to:
Ease some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy (aches & pains, postural changes, softened ligaments)
Prepare for the demands of labour and the position of the baby
Help in the recovery after pregnancy and birth
Home visits to mum and baby during the first month postnatally now available.
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Silver Fern Family Osteopath,
Tel. 07545 850541/ 01386 304128 Email
Rochelle Morfill BSc (Hons) Osteopathy. Previously a children's nurse from 1999 to 2007, Rochelle studied the 5 yrs degree course at Oxford Brookes University. She has continued her post graduate studies in cranial osteopathy and commenced a Paediatric Osteopath diploma in March 2015. Rochelle is a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.
Some women suffer discomfort during pregnancy such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, migraines, abdominal pain, rib pain, or pelvic girdle pain (PGP / SPD).
Osteopathy may help with these symptoms by gently releasing stiff joints and relaxing tense muscles to restore balance. This assists the body frame in adapting to the changes of pregnancy. The treatment is performed carefully and should not be painful. It is safe to have osteopathic treatment during pregnancy.
Simple cases may improve quickly whereas the most complex cases may require regular treatment throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.
"My SPD was so severe that I couldn't get out of bed unless I did it in slow motion. My ability to "hold on" when I needed the toilet went downhill. Walking meant having to think about every step. These symptoms came on at 14 weeks in my first pregnancy and I wondered how on earth I was going to make it to the end. I went to the osteopath after just a few days and I couldn't believe the results. Straight away I could stand up straight and walk normally. By the next day only a hint of the old pain remained. I had a second treatment for the remaining niggles, after which I was symptom-free. A month later the pain returned in a milder form so I saw the osteopath for another treatment. Since then it hasn’t returned, even during later pregnancies."
Testiomial, Jo (Worcester)
3 Offerton Barns Centre, Offerton Lane, Worcester. WR3 8SX
Tel. 01905 454550
If you're uncomfortable towards the end of pregnancy then getting treated may help your body accommodate the growing baby. This may in turn help improve the baby's lie and enable engaging at the correct time.