WOMEN’S HEALTH OSTEOPATHY
At The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy we offer a women’s health osteopathy service. Our osteopaths are trained in many aspects of women’s health, including complications that may result during and after pregnancy. Women’s health osteopathy can help your body to adapt through the different stages of your pregnancy. The treatment is a gentle, safe and effective way of dealing with stresses and strains that have been placed on your body due to the growing foetus.
WOMEN’S HEALTH OSTEOPATHY FOR POSTNATAL WOMEN
Following pregnancy, your body has to re-adapt and recover while dealing with the new stresses of caring for your newborn child. Unfortunately, due to long hours of carrying and feeding, most mothers experience back pain. Very often poor postural positioning while feeding, carrying car seats and bending over cots contributes to this. In postnatal check ups, we can give a structural assessment of your pelvis and spinal alignment. In addition to this, we can offer a review of your general posture, as well as when you are feeding your child.
WE MAY ADVISE
- Exercises to strengthen your postural muscles and pelvic floor
- Techniques while feeding and sleeping to help maintain good alignment
- If necessary, we can refer you to local specialists such as breastfeeding counsellors, yoga and Pilates classes or back to your doctor or health visitor