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We have lots of experience at The Penn clinic of helping ladies at all stages of pregnancy and beyond. It's very common for ladies to see us with lower back and pelvic pain as well as discomfort in their legs and feet. A woman’s body changes during pregnancy and these changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. These can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body.

Osteopaths utilise a range of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching and massage and other gentle techniques such as cranial. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle, and don’t involve manipulating or cracking joints.

Osteopaths work under the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to the symptoms and will therefore evaluate not only the area which is producing the symptoms but also associated areas that may be contributing to the issue, including past trauma, environmental factors and the family’s health history.

Your osteopath may recommend techniques which are subtle and gentle. Osteopaths believe that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health. Osteopathic practice is a healthcare approach that provides a package of care that is tailored to you as an individual.

Our aim is to help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and after birth. Charlotte has a special interest in helping ladies who are pregnant and uses very safe and relaxing techniques to ease stress and soothe pain. Over the past 40 years we have helped countless mums through pregnancy and beyond, we have even seen a few parents who first came to us as newborns return many years later with their own children.

Blog by Alex Corser D.O M.Ost PgCert SPOP

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