12 Sep Women’s Health and Osteopathy
How many women see an osteopath?
A 2013 survey showed that women represented two-thirds of osteopathy patients in Australia. No doubt this statistic has changed in the 6-years since publication, but the numbers are no surprise. The fact is that osteopathy and women are made for each other. In the face of all the demands today’s world places on a woman’s body, keeping such a fine and complex machine in tune is not easy.
Osteopathy for women of all ages
A regular visit to an osteopath can keep your body aligned and in balance, which means that, no matter the challenges you encounter each day, you can make sure it’s the best possible version of yourself that faces them. A ‘you’ with balanced hormones, freedom of movement and without stress.
In addition to ongoing care for your body, an osteopath is a great support if you are thinking about starting a family. Some studies have shown that stress is part of an unwelcome cycle when it comes to conception. It can cause issues in conceiving, which then increases stress. Removing the physical tension from your body and leaving you free from stress can help to increase fertility. And this is where an osteopath can help.
During pregnancy itself, osteopathy can help you deal with the demands being placed on your ever-changing body. As your unborn child develops, so your body and hormones adjust. Your centre of gravity shifts, and the rest of your body has to adapt the way it moves in order to accommodate such a huge change. The treatment, stretches and exercise that your osteopath can show you will help your body to stay balanced and in control.
Our Treatment Process:
At Relinque Sports and Spinal Group, the range of treatments we use are gentle and non-invasive and will help you through the most common pregnancy complaints: lower back pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, shortness of breath, upper back and shoulder pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, swelling and fatigue.
If you’d like to know more about how osteopathy can help keep women healthy, call Relinque Sports and Spinal Group on 03 9499 9644.