Osteopathy & Pregnancy

Sarah has a particular interest in pregnancy and back pain. Many women believe pregnancy aches and pains are 'just part of pregnancy', but Sarah works closely with expecting mothers and their midwives to make pregnancy as comfortable as possible. Common aches and pains in pregnancy include; headaches, neck pain, reflux, shoulder pain, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain and muscle strains. During pregnancy the body undergoes huge changes in posture and weight bearing, which can cause strain on surrounding joints, ligaments and muscles. Treatment is gentle and tailored to the individual needs. Sarah also treats many post-partum mothers to assist during recovering from birth and adapting to motherhood. It can take awhile and guidance to adapt to lifting and carrying your newborn, manoeuvering car seats, learning to breastfeed and adapting to being sleep deprived.