Pregnant women sometimes experience back and hip pain. If you’d like information on the possible causes of back pain during pregnancy and how osteopathy may be able to help, you may find this page useful.
I’d like to mention a recent study that looked at how effective osteopathy is for women during and after pregnancy. They looked at 8 articles and their conclusion was that osteopathy provides relief during pregnancy and after birth. Interestingly, the studies used only hands-on approaches. In our clinic we combine hands-on with exercises in the management of common aches and pains, including during and after pregnancy. Gentle exercises to do at home help to continue the treatment outside the clinic and give better results than manual therapy alone.