Pregnancy & Babies

Treatment During Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body has to adapt to carry a significant increase in weight, as well as coping with chemical and emotional changes.   

These adaptations can lead to stress and strain on ligaments, muscles, organs and joints within the body. Additionally for many women who have had previous strains before pregnancy from poor posture, lifestyle or trauma, pregnancy can exacerbate pre-existing problems. Whether it is your first born or your fifth, pregnancy can be challenging for all women.

Osteopathic treatment may help provide relief to areas affected during pregnancy by: 

  • Reducing pain and tension in the low back,
        pelvis, neck and shoulders
  • Releasing muscle aches and strains

Treatment involves gentle manipulation of joints and stretching muscles to ease discomfort or pain. Osteopathy is safe throughout pregnancy, and may help relax the body in preparation for labour and after birth.

Cranial Osteopathy

Treatment for Babies & Children

Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle and safe treatment suitable for babies and children. During their early years, babies rapidly grow reaching important milestones and developing into active toddlers.

As a mother of two, Lara understands the demands of pregnancy and having a new baby. She has over 5 years experience treating expectant mothers and babies, which includes working at The Osteopathic Centre for Children for over 2 years. During this time Lara completed a Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and has since specialised in cranial osteopathy for babies. 

Our Osteopaths are trained in examination, diagnosis and appropriate osteopathic techniques for children. Treatment is aimed at stretching areas of tightness and releasing tension in the body that may have occurred during birth or development, contributing to a child's overall wellbeing.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have to see where we can help. Please don't hesitate to contact us.