Pre & Postnatal Care
Osteopathy for Pregnancy
During pregnancy the body must adapt to many changes in a short period of time. The rapid fluctuations that occur with growing a baby can wreak havoc on the mother’s body and can express themselves through many different symptoms. These adaptations make it difficult for the body to be able to function properly and pain free. Receiving osteopathic treatment during pregnancy can help alleviate pain complaints and allow the mother to enjoy the process.
Osteopaths work not only on the musculoskeletal system, but also work on the visceral system to relieve stress. A typical treatment will involve addressing the patient’s current concerns, and ensuring the body has the flexibility and stability in order to adapt to the ongoing changes. The first trimester typically brings little to no structural change for the mother. Treatment will focus on mobilizing the spine and pelvis to prepare the body for the oncoming stress of the growing baby. During the second trimester the mother will typically notice structural changes of her body. The increase in weight gain will increase the curves of her spine, and fluctuating hormones will cause joint flexibility. Treatment during the second trimester focuses on balancing the uterus, decreasing spine and pelvic tension, and loosening up soft tissue. During the last trimester the mother will notice more difficulty staying active and painfree. Treatment at this time will be done to allow the hips, pelvis, and low back to be flexible for delivery. The goal of this treatment plan is to reduce labour time and reduce medical interventions.
Prairie Therapy Practitioners
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204, 1039 – 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2T 0B2
Intercom: Press # then dial 204
There is free parking in the parking lot located behind the building. Please park in stall 25 or 26 labeled “Prairie Therapy”. There is also free parking on 10th Street, Cameron Avenue, 9A Street, and 10A Street. If you are unable to find free parking and need to pay, bring your receipt in and we will cover the cost for you!
Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm (By appointment only)