Amelia Davies Osteopathy, Thornbury - Pregnancy


Osteopathic treatment through pregnancy is a gentle way of helping the body adapt to the many postural changes that take place with the passing months.

Treatment during pregnancy requires a little extra care, and we would avoid all joint manipulation for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, referring you straight back to your doctor or midwife if we have any concerns.

Osteopaths can also help to ease other side effects of pregnancy such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation and pain in the buttock, groin or leg (commonly called sciatica).

Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is not new. For many years, osteopaths have used their skills to help, employing a variety of gentle techniques to ease the supporting muscles and ligaments of the body to make the whole experience considerably more comfortable.  

Where does it hurt?
Advice from your osteopath can help you to change your posture and learn to use your body more efficiently throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

Osteopathy relieves:

  • Low back and leg pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Discomfort around the thorax and indigestion
  • Wrist pain

After the birth
After childbirth, it is not uncommon to be left with some residual aches and pains from the changes that happened to your body whilst pregnant.

A check up two to three months after childbirth is always recommended as part of a rehabilitative programme, supplemented by exercises and other forms of self help which the osteopath may prescribe to help you recover your muscle tone and strength to their previous state. 

Medical insurance
If you have medical insurance, osteopathic treatment should be covered in the normal way. If you wish to use your insurance it is important to contact your insurer before treatment as they may require you to see your GP first.


Would you like to make an appointment at the practice in Thornbury?

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