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Women's Health

Your body undergoes immense physical and functional changes throughout your lifetime. Many women find osteopathic treatment to be extremely helpful in maintaining balance as they adapt to these changes. Our practitioners have a special interest in women’s health and can help with a range of different female specific complaints from puberty through to menopause.

Women

Common health problems in women include:

  • Pain and symptoms associated with menstruation
  • Pain and symptoms associated with endometriosis
  • Fatigue, headaches and migraines
  • Fertility difficulties
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Incontinence and prolapse
  • Symptoms associated with menopause

Pregnant Women

Common complaints include:

  • Lower back, hip and pelvic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fluid retention
  • Post-natal recovery

Osteopathy can be beneficial throughout all stages of your pregnancy. We use gentle techniques that help to re-align and rebalance your body. For more information on how we may be able to help please see our pregnancy care page.

Adolescents

A treatment approach that focuses on rebalancing the whole body may be beneficial in easing some of the symptoms associated with growth and development at this age.

Osteopathy can also support girls transitioning through puberty. Physical changes may result in:

  • Hip and lower back pain associated with the widening of the pelvis
  • Postural changes associated with the development of breasts
  • Pain or musculoskeletal imbalances associated with growth spurts
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Scoliosis