Childbirth is a significant event that can put a lot of strain on the body. Osteopathy can sometimes be a useful tool for new mothers in the postpartum period as osteopathy can help the body to recover from the stresses of childbirth and relieve mechanical pain and therefore improve well-being.
In this web page, we will explore how osteopathy can benefit new mothers, what conditions it can treat, and what to expect during an osteopathy session.
How can osteopathy benefit new mothers after childbirth?
Osteopathy can benefit new mothers in the following ways:
Relieving pain: Many women experience pain after childbirth, such as in the back, pelvis, or hips. Osteopathy could help to alleviate these symptoms and improve mobility and flexibility.
Addressing muscle pain from breastfeeding: Breastfeeding can be difficult for some new mothers due to neck, shoulder, or back pain. Osteopathy can help to alleviate these symptoms, making breastfeeding more comfortable.
What conditions can osteopathy treat after childbirth?
Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions after childbirth, including:
Back pain: Many women experience back pain after childbirth, and osteopathy can help to alleviate this discomfort.
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is common after childbirth and can be caused by a variety of factors. Osteopathy can help to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
Neck and shoulder pain: Holding a baby for extended periods can cause neck and shoulder pain. Osteopathy can help to alleviate these symptoms and improve posture.
What can patients expect during an osteopathy session at The London Road Clinic?
During an osteopathy session with us, we will begin by taking a detailed medical history and conducting a physical examination. We will then use a variety of gentle techniques, such as massage and joint manipulation, to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
Our osteopath may also provide advice on posture, exercise, and lifestyle changes to help support the body’s natural healing process. Osteopathy sessions at The London Road Clinic are typically gentle and non-invasive, and patients can usually return to their normal activities right away.
In summary, osteopathy can be a safe and effective form of treatment for new mothers after childbirth. It can help to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and support the body’s natural healing process. If you are a new mother and experiencing discomfort or pain after childbirth, consider booking an appointment using the link below.