Trent Sigley explains the ways your body changes during pregnancy.
Manual therapy during pregnancy needs to be gentle enough so that the muscles and joints don’t get overstretched. Cranial osteopathy is well suited for this as we don’t need to put your body into awkward positions and we will not be manipulating you.
As the baby gets bigger, and in combination with weakening of the abdominal wall and ligament laxity from an increase of progesterone, the woman’s abdominal region is pushing forward. To compensate, the upper body naturally pushes backwards and this puts a lot of pressure and tension on the muscles and joints of the low back and pelvis.
Even though this is a normal compensation pattern, it can add excess load on the lower back and pelvis resulting in pain or restricted movement through these areas. As your pelvis changes it’s position to accommodate your growing baby, your gluteal muscles and hip stabilising muscles have to change their tension. This can cause some pain through the hip areas. Also, the fact that you are sleeping on your side for longer than you normally do can cause some pain in the hips.
Cranial Osteopathy for gentle manual therapy.
Manual therapy during pregnancy needs to be gentle enough so that the muscles and joints don’t get overstretched. Cranial osteopathy is well suited for this as we don’t need to put your body into awkward positions and we will not be manipulating you. We will help your body normalise the tension in the muscles and the position of the joints to allow you more comfort during daily activities. Our osteopaths work with each mother individually to examine where there is any strain and gently release any joints or muscles that are causing problems.
Read our Pregnancy page for even more information on how Osteopathy may be able to help you.
For more about Trent Sigley – read my practitioner profile.
Trent Sigley enjoys treating:
- Mothers and babies
- chronic fatigue syndrome (due to my personal experience with this condition)
- headaches and migraines
- back pain
- musculoskeletal pain associated with the elderly
Trent Sigley is available:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.