Mothers & Children

The care of mothers, babies and children is a special area of practice. As parents, our principal practitioners appreciate the importance of using safe and gentle treatment methods. We are experienced with the changes during pregnancy and help antenatal mothers to prepare for child birth and postnatal mothers to recover and return to normal activity.

Muscle and joint changes from pregnancy, breastfeeding and carrying children often causes some degree of discomfort. The common conditions we assist with include:

  • Muscular low back pain
  • Upper back and neck pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pelvic instability
  • Core muscle antenatal preventative strengthening and post natal restrengthening
  • Disc injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tenosynovitis of the thumb (De Quervain’s)

Babies and children have an amazing recuperative ability. Our approach to their care is therefore to do the minimum necessary to guide the required change. The treatment techniques used are extremely safe and gentle. We work with the parent to perform corrective exercises and the hands-on techniques are equivalent in force to that used in a baby massage.

We always encourage a multi-professional approach to the care of your child to ensure they meet their development milestones. Some of the common conditions we can assist with include:

  • Baby not turning their head to one side (torticollis)
  • Development of head deformity (positional plagiocephaly)
  • Unusual crawling or walking
  • Body asymmetry between left and right
  • Unusual posture or foot position
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Back pain related to school bags
  • Muscle and joint injuries
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