PREGNANCY AND BEYOND

Osteopaths with a focus on pregnancy and post-natal care see women for musculoskeletal care, movement concerns and postural issues as they adapt to ongoing changes throughout the body.

Osteopaths with a focus on pregnancy and post-natal care examine for postural and mechanical changes associated with pregnancy and beyond. This may include assessment of conditions such as low back and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and wrist pain. This may also include screening for issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction and abdominal separation (diastasis recti).

Osteopaths with a focus on pregnancy and post-natal care offer a range of clinical services to manage conditions or issues. This may include appropriate manual therapy treatments, postural advice during pregnancy and when caring for their baby, as well as education on maintaining active during pregnancy and for returning to activity after birth.

Osteopaths with a focus on on pregnancy and post-natal care work in association with other health professionals, including medical practitioners and women’s health physiotherapists. They may organise referrals to other health professionals in supporting women during this time.