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Tue, Thur & Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Closed: Sundays & Public Holidays

 

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A: 52 Baan Baan St, Dapto

P: (02) 4260 8844

E: admin@DaptoOsteo.com.au

 

PREGNANCY CARE

Pregnancy causes the body to undergo many changes. Throughout the 9 months, progressive adaptations occur to allow for the developing child. The ligaments soften, the curves of the spine change and the posture is altered. The weight of the baby causes the centre of gravity of the expectant mother to gradually move forward. This alters normal mechanical stress on the body and can cause arching in the lower back.
 

Why do pregnant women visit an osteopath?
 

  • Back and neck pain as a result of extra strain on the spine

  • To optimise the biomechanics of the pelvis in preparation for delivery

  • Nausea and heartburn as a result of tension in the diaphragm

  • Circulatory problems e.g. swelling of the legs and varicose veins as a result of increased pressure on the abdomen

  • Headaches

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Pelvic/Pubic pain
     

How does an osteopath treat a pregnant woman?
 

Stretching and joint mobilisation techniques can increase blood flow and improve flexibility of joints and muscles. Soft tissue massage can release tightness in the muscles that have to work harder due to the postural changes and increased weight. Your osteopath can also provide posture and exercise advice (including pelvic floor and core strengthening)
 

Services Available for treatment for pregnancy care:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Massage

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.