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Osteopathy in Pregnancy

The body of a woman goes through several changes during pregnancy. Osteopathic treatment may help the body to adapt and make the pregnancy much more comfortable.

OSTEOPATHY IN PREGNANCY

The body of a woman goes through several changes during pregnancy.11 As the pregnancy progresses, the weight gain, the widening of the pelvic bones and the increased lumbar curvature all contribute to pregnancy discomforts.12

Relaxin, a hormone that regulates collagen, softens the pelvic joint and ligaments in preparation for delivery. Unfortunately, this makes the body more vulnerable to strain and can result in pain. Osteopathic treatment may help the body to adapt and make the pregnancy much more comfortable.13, 14, 15

Please note that the research references below are pilot studies. There is a need for larger trials to confirm these findings.

11Spinal curvature and characteristics of postural change in pregnant women. Okanishi N, Kito N, Akiyama M, Yamamoto M. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 Jul;91(7):856-61.

12Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: listening to Australian women. Pierce H, Homer CS, Dahlen HG, King J. Nurs Res Pract. 2012;2012:387428.

13Osteopathic manipulative treatment in pregnant women. Lavelle JM. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Jun;112(6):343-6.

14Managing Back Pain During Pregnancy. Colliton J.Denver Spine and Rehabilitation Center in Denver, Colo.Medscape Womens Health. 1997 Jan;2(1):2.

15A randomized controlled trial comparing a multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy. George JW, Skaggs CD, Thompson PA, Nelson DM, Gavard JA, Gross GA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct 23

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle type of osteopathic treatment that may help the release of stresses and tensions accumulated in the body.

Osteopathy for Children

Osteopathic treatment using the cranial approach is very gentle, safe and effective in the treatment of babies and children.

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Osteopathy in Sports Care

IBC Care osteopaths work with recreational and elite athletes and have a strong record of helping people no matter what their sport or pastime.

We offer general osteopathy, osteopathic care of pregnant women, holistic massage, nutritional therapy and the services of a general medical practitioner (off-site).

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