New Parents’ Pains

New Parents’ Pains

In general, we put a lot of focus on the changes a new mother’s body goes through in pregnancy, but maybe not so much post-partum. We barely consider the new physical demands on a new father- but any new parent lives differently to before. As a result, any of us...
The Pelvic Floor

The Pelvic Floor

Just like everyone has a diaphragm, everyone has a pelvic floor. It is made up of a number of muscles, and can be considered a component of your “core”. The role of the pelvic floor (PF) is to support the organs within the pelvis. Pregnancy and Childbirth...
Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Many women develop aches and pains while pregnant. Osteopathy is a gentle therapy that is appropriate throughout pregnancy and post-natally. Back pain while pregnant Back pain affects most of us at some point, and it’s a common side effect of pregnancy. Hormones...
Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, the abdominal wall has to make room for the baby. The six-pack muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the vertical line of connective tissue that normally holds them together. If the muscles don’t come back together after pregnancy, this is...
Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD)

Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD)

Pregnancy is normally a happy and enjoyable event, but for some women, it can be marred by pain and discomfort.  This happened to me when I had my first child – I developed SPD or Symphysis Pubis Pain (now called Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP) which made...