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For pregnant women

Osteopathy for pregnant women

During pregnancy, the pregnant woman’s body undergoes constant changes and must adapt perpetually. Whether it is weight gain, altered posture, inadequate fetal tilt, changing uterus volume, hormonal changes, all these factors upset the morphological balance of the woman.

ostéo pour femmes enceintes

During pregnancy, the osteopath will rebalance the functions of the body by rearranging mobility between muscles, organs and bones.

With his complete knowledge of physiology and anatomy, the osteopath will be able to assist the pregnant woman in maintaining an optimal balance of all the functions of her body.

The osteopath will also play a major role in prevention by making sure to restore optimal conditions for a perfect course of childbirth (pelvis, lumbar, perineum).

Here are some examples of functional disorders frequently encountered in pregnant women that can be referred for osteopathy at Physio + Hamel:

  • Spinal pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Pubic pain
  • Gastric reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Heavy legs
  • Hemorroids
  • Respiratory problems
  • Stress

Osteopathy for postpartum women

The osteopath can address some of the structures solicited during childbirth. If dysfunctions have been caused in the lumbar spine, or in the pelvis or body.

Women undergo an extremely radical change in postpartum, both for the body and the mind. Also, the physical exertion by the body of pregnant women for childbirth often leaves fatigue and pain.

It is then that a visit to osteopathy at Physio + Hamel can relieve some of the pain present and optimize the return to body balance that the woman held before being pregnant. More specifically, an osteopathic visit is required for the following cases:

  • Coccyx pain
  • Long and difficult delivery
  • Feeling tired and depressed
  • Childbirth with epidural

Indeed, a feeling of fatigue and depression often originates in a woman’s body following childbirth.

In addition, the epidural can leave an internal scar in the spine, and cause back pain or headaches.

Finally, it is important to rebalance the pelvis after childbirth, because at the time of birth it is rarely solicited equally!

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