At Ascot Vale Osteopathy, we have a special interest in caring for you during your pregnancy. It is our job to work with you to encourage flexibility in the right areas and stability in others, so that your body can best adapt to your growing baby.
We discuss with you any pre-existing conditions that you may have, ensuring a comprehensive knowledge base to prescribe the best treatment and management strategies for you through this amazing time. We want to help you enjoy this wonderful time and feel empowered to continue your everyday activities, and welcome your child into the world.
We often treat pregnant women through their pre and post natal periods for:
We will also help to prepare you for the post-natal period, which can be a time of new postural stresses and, very commonly, new injuries. The repetitive daily routine of the new tasks such as feeding and changing nappies can place increased strain on the neck, shoulders, lower back and wrists. We will provide you advice on posture and ergonomics and prescribe strengthening exercises to minimise the risk of injury from these repetitive tasks.