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Do We Treat Pregnant Patients

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At Lakeside Chiropractic we handle a vast amount of musculoskeletal conditions which has included in the treating pregnant patients. We adopt different styles in the treatment of pregnant patients that best suits the stage they’re at in their pregnancy. Pregnancy alters the size and shape of your pelvis and increases the way you curve your back in regards to the developing baby. The physical changes that occur throughout the duration of pregnancy places unnecessary pressure on the spine causing permanent damage to the back even after the delivery. With pregnancy there is a possibility of great pain in the back, hips and legs. Chiropractic has been shown to prevent the occurrence of back pain during your trimesters and after delivery of your baby. Approximately 50% of mothers experience back pain at some stage during their pregnancy and chiropractic maybe helpful alternative to your pain.

The benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy include:

  •  Pain relief
  • Restoring correct lower back and hip joint movement
  • Increased mobility
  • More comfortable and healthier pregnancy
  • May have less complicated experience when delivering
  • Optimal positioning of your baby- due to appropriate alignment of your pelvis and relaxation of ligaments

dr schiller examines pregnant patient

Chiropractic treatment of your pain during pregnancy

Chiropractic may be beneficial in the treatment of mothers with aches and pains during their pregnancy and we can aid you by giving appropriate advice. Chiropractors adopt a range of different techniques to best suit each pregnant patient.

These include:

  • Seated and supine (laying on your back) adjustments as too much pressure on the abdomen could cause a lot of discomfort lying face down
  • Pregnancy pillows to assist patient when lying on their stomach
  • Activator instead of manual adjustments late on in pregnancy
  • Kinesio Taping- pelvis to provide stability
  • Exercise advice
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Soft tissue work and stretches
  • Appropriate mobilisation techniques
  • Flexion / distraction technique to decompress the spine and stretch tight muscles

If you’re suffering from aches and pains following the commencement of your pregnancy and are in need of some treatment, chiropractic at Lakeside Chiropractic is available to you. At Lakeside Chiropractic we offer treatment for pregnant patients throughout the whole duration of your growing baby. All the chiropractors at Lakeside chiropractic are fully trained to see pregnant ladies.

Lakeside Chiropractic is located in Perth’s northern suburb of Joondalup and have patients from all over Perth. We have a HICAPS terminal on site which means you can claim direct from your health fund on the day of your treatment. We are a Medibank and BUPA preferred provider but we are also able to process claims from HBF, HIF, CU Health,, ahm, Defence and Australian Unity Health. If your fund is not listed, please feel free to ask one of our friendly staff members. Here at Lakeside Chiropractic our staff are fully trained and regularly see patients that are pregnant and successfully treat and improve their discomfort. Please call us on 9300 0095 or on the website via the Book Online Now tab.

August 13, 2020