SARAH BOUGHTWOOD

OSTEOPATH MILFORD

GENERAL & PREGNANCY OSTEOPATH

November 12, 2019

Never had leg cramps before but now your pregnant all of a sudden your legs are cramping at night?

Muscle cramps are defined as 'painful, localised, involuntary skeletal muscle cramps'. They are a very common complaint in pregnancy, especially in the last trimester of p...

The most common feedback I get from new patients is that they have never heard of an osteopath but their friend or family member raved about osteopaths so they thought they would give it a try. Or they have tried physio, chiro's (I do believe the other professions have...

Motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) are very common. Although often minor, whiplash can occur to the car passengers, whether you were the driver or just a passenger. Whiplash refers to the cervical spine (mostly) and surrounding neck muscles, but it is not isolated to just...

Pregnancy is a special time in a women's life. Sometimes unwanted aches & pains can occur making pregnancy less enjoyable. Sarah specialises in pregnancy care, treating pregnant women and making them as pain free as possible. Treatment during pregnancy however is not l...

Clicking, grinding, popping, pain, numbness, weakness, swelling, giving way...the knee can cause a variety of types of pain. There can be a multitude of causes to knee pain, making a thorough case history and examination vital to addressing knee pain. 

Causes:

Arthritis

B...

Elbow and forearm pain are a common area of pain that osteopaths treat. Pain can be isolated to the elbow joint, or refer down the forearm to the hand or up the arm. You might notice the pain when lifting things, opening a jar, carrying something heavy, trying to butto...

Round ligament pain refers to pain in your lower abdomen during pregnancy. Typically this pain is described as sharp, achey, crampy, occurring on one or both sides of your abdomen.

Why does it happen?

The round ligament attaches to your uterus (cornu of the uterus) to y...

The plantar fascia is a tough, fibrous band, running from your heel (calcaneous bone) to your toes. It supports the inner arch of your foot, provides sensory information and supports the muscles of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed...

Lower back pain is both debilitating and frustrating. From keeping you awake at night, to stopping you from doing every day activities, lower back pain is not something you want holding you back. Here are my top tips to get you through:

Get it seen to

Always seek medical...

During pregnancy your pelvic floor is very important, especially leading up to birth. Whether you are planning a natural birth or c-section. Doing some simple exercises can help tighten your pelvic floor muscles to help avoid the symptoms associated with a 'weak pelvic...

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