Woman in first trimester of pregnancy

First trimester of pregnancy

Your first trimester is THE TIME to start thinking about BABY PREHAB! In your first trimester you might feel completely normal, completely dreadful, or somewhere in between. Managing fatigue and nausea (without letting on why) is not just…
Assisted Birth and Paediatric Osteopathy

Assisted Birth and Paediatric Osteopathy

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If the delivery is taking too long, obstetricians will usually recommend an assisted birth, using ventouse or forceps to help deliver your baby.
Baby taking part in paediatric osteopathy

Can Birth Really Be Traumatic?

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Your baby’s body is still very soft during labour allowing them to adapt perfectly to the birth channel by moulding (bending and folding over on itself). In the days following delivery, your baby will naturally begin to ‘unfurl’, aided…
Massage for Pelvic Girdle Pain

Massage for pelvic girdle pain

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Using Massage to Manage Pelvic Girdle Pain July has been massage month and to finish off our third blog post in the series we would like to raise awareness about Pelvic girdle pain, or PGP (previously known as symphysis pubis dysfunction or…
Pregnancy massage

What is pregnancy massage?

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Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy body massage is a term that identifies any hands-on treatment during or soon after pregnancy. The changes that women's body encounters during pregnancy are mainly of two natures: biomechanical - to do with the…
Kennington Wunda chair pilates

How does the Wunda Chair work?

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The “Wunda” chair really does work “wonders” What is it? Originally designed by Joseph Pilates himself as one of the comprehensive and versatile pieces of pilates equipment. It is basically a box with pedals attached to springs, providing…
Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

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What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) can be an extremely uncomfortable condition that causes acute (brief) or chronic (ongoing) pain in the buttocks, groin, lower back or pubic area. It used to be called SPD (or symphysis pubis…
Pelvic Floor Rehab

Pelvic floor rehabilitation in women's health

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Pelvic floor rehabilitation in women's health  - by Ana Aguila Pelvic floor disorders are common in women, from young age until after menopause. Their dysfunctions include incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful sexual intercourse…

Can acupuncture improve my fertility?

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- By Hannah Pearn Acupuncture and Fertility If you are trying for a baby you have probably come across reports that acupuncture can help improve your fertility and chances of a successful conception. Aproximately 1 in 6 couples have difficulty…

Baby massage – do they need it?

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I get so used to seeing lists of the benefits of manual therapy that I sometimes get ‘benefits’ fatigue. I know from experience that most babies, children and adults enjoy hands-on therapy and research has shown that some conditions are…