Chiropractic during pregnancy
We take special care of pregnant women and endeavour to help you to feel confident about your pregnancy.
Our aim is to work with you to achieve:
- Good postural, spinal and pelvic alignment
- Muscle balance and relaxation
- Awareness of postures and exercises for birth preparation
- Confidence and comfort
We also run regular in-house training for the therapists to ensure we give you up to date advice, which is helpful for your individual condition and stage of pregnancy.
What to expect
During your visit, you will be given a chiropractic examination. Your postural and muscular tension will be assessed as well as the individual and global movement of the body, spine and neck.
We take a particular interest in the symmetry of the pelvis and lower back with regards to the positioning of the baby. We also look closely at your feet and their alignment with regards to the pelvis and symphisis pubis.
Each patient will have an individually tailored treatment programme.
The technique we use will vary on where you are in your pregnancy and the level of stability or your joints.
We may use a ‘doughnut’ pillow – with a hole in the centre – so you can lie comfortably during treatment as well as other modalities to ensure comfort.
Advice – guidance – support
During your treatment programme you will receive advice on posture, exercises and how to prepare physically for the birth process and after. We work closely with our other therapists in the clinic and healthcare practitioners locally.
Chiropractic and children
We are very experienced in treating toddlers and older children (school age and teenagers) at Luck’s Yard Clinic.