During pregnancy your body undergoes a large amount of change in order to prepare for the birth of your child. Your body prepares by releasing a hormone called relaxin, which increases the elasticity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues of the pelvis and birth canal. This creates greater mobility throughout the pelvis to prepare for labour.

These changes can add stress to your body and potentially cause increased back pain, sciatica, leg pain, buttock pain and pelvic pain.

Osteopathy used in conjunction with your standard pregnancy care can help manage and alleviate the musculoskeletal symptoms that you can experience during pregnancy.

Throughout pregnancy your joints and muscles are being stressed in different ways due to your changing body shape, so our aim is to reduce pain and maximise your body’s ability to adapt structurally so that it can perform at its optimum during the birthing process and afterwards.

We will carefully select the most appropriate treatment techniques to assure the safety and comfort required for you and your baby. We also have pregnancy pillows so you can lie down on your stomach during treatment throughout your entire pregnancy.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Victoria Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic on 03 9787 7702.

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