Obstetrics and paediatrics:

Osteopathy can prepare the body for giving birth

During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to have non medical symptoms and discomforts. Osteopathy can help alleviate pain, ease postural adaptation and prepare the body for giving birth.

Rachel Boisclair OstéopatheIn a post-natal context, osteopathy can help with the recuperation process and regaining overall energy levels with treatment focused on posture and scar tissue (episiotomy, perineal tear, caesarean and mobility).

As for the baby, osteopathy can help in different situations (congenital torticollis, plagiocephaly (cranial deformity), breast feeding difficulties, regurgitations, colic, otitis, repeated colds and developmental delays, sleeping problems). When coming in for a treatment for your baby, you can bring his or her pacifier, a stuffed animal or a favourite blanket and a feeding-bottle if needed, as for a toddler, bring a few toys that he or she likes to play with!

In any case, the patient’s overall state is always taken into consideration when they come in for a treatment. The countless osteopathic techniques allow the osteopath to shape the treatment around the unique needs of each person.