Pregnancy-related pain could be completely relieved or greatly reduced, even in the third trimester! Pregnancy osteopathy might be just what you need.
As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in your body’s balance & your supporting ligaments soften. The changes occurring in your spinal curves due to the changes in your centre of balance and posture, add stress to your body.
Many women struggle at different times, sometimes early and sometimes late in pregnancy. Just because you have some trouble early doesn’t mean you will have to suffer through, and later symptoms can also recover with the right management.
Once given birth, your body has to re-adjust to its old ways and sometimes that is really tricky when there’s more changes of motherhood to come. I’m sure you’ve heard of “breast-feeding posture”! It’s no wonder motherhood brings some compromising problems.
Our osteopaths will work to re-balance these postural changes by identifying regions in your body that are either not moving or moving too much. We use a variety of techniques which aim to get you moving around as freely as possible, giving your body the potential to adjust throughout your pregnancy.
Pregnancy osteopathy involves treatment of the muscles, joints & ligaments using soft tissue massage, joint mobilising and re-alignment of the pelvis and spine.
Pregnancy osteopathic treatment may contribute to keeping your body aligned while pregnant, & potentially maintain your mobility to aide in the birthing process. A pelvis and spine need to be able to “give” to birth a baby, and we teach you strategies to assist in this process.
We use ‘Belly Pillow’ (big cushions with a hole cut out of the middle) which allows you to lie comfortably on your tummy for your treatment! Most women find that lying on their front is a welcomed change of position. But don’t worry…if it’s not for you…we just treat you the “old-school” way…lying on your side.
Located at Boroondara Osteopathy, the Melbourne Mastitis Clinic provides a unique niche service to breastfeeding women who are struggling with breast health issues such as mastitis (as the name suggests) but also blocked ducts, engorgement, & issues with milk insufficiency. Take a look!
This course was developed by 2 of our Osteopaths (Elise & Katie) under our sister company called Your Two Jugs, an online education platform so women world-wide can benefit from our unique style of breast therapy. The Blooming Boob is our course for pregnant mamas to boost their breast knowledge and learn preparation & issue prevention techniques BEFORE they embark on the breastfeeding journey.
Check out the Blooming Boob! And follow Your Two Jugs on Instagram for our latest info.
Providing women with knowledgeable & experienced care at this special time.
Belly Pillows allow women to lie face-down if they are comfortable to do so. It’s often a welcomed relief!
It doesn’t matter where you feel your pains. We are well-equipped to work it out with you and provide ways for you to stay out of trouble.
Pregnancy-pain can wreak havoc on sleep. Pain rolling over, pillows on pillows just to find some comfort. Maybe we can loosen the culprit and help you get some sleep.
A clinic that offers mastitis care which comprises ultrasound therapy and skilled massage to assist in unblocking ducts.
New “jobs” mean new body stresses. Our spinal work along with postural advice & exercises are important during this time.