pregnancy and chiropractic


Pregnancy can be a time of great joy, however, it is also a time of great change for women. None more than the physical change to her body. It is hardly surprising that these changes can often lead to discomfort and sometimes downright pain. This can present as back and neck pain but could just as easily appear as heartburn, increased blood pressure, swelling in the limbs or pelvic girdle pain (symphysis pubis dysfunction).

With not only your health and wellbeing to think about, you now have to take into consideration the health and well being of your unborn child. Seeking a natural drug free way to ease and minimise your discomfort and pain is a consideration.

The benefits of chiropractic are numerous and chiropractic adjustments and techniques can be used to manage common problems that you may be experiencing during pregancy.

“Having my own family has highlighted my enjoyment of providing care for pregnant mums and their babies. I have undergone extensive post graduate training to further my skills in helping women through their pregnancy. We’ve also incorporated special treatment couches for our pregnant patients …. ” Julian Keel principal chiropractor at Barnes says.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy may help by:

  •   Correcting postural alignment and relieving joint pressure or muscle tension
  •   Helping align the pelvic bones, which may allow for a more comfortable pregnancy
  •   Re-establishing the natural position and mobility of the joints
  •   Advising expectant mothers on postural, exercise and nutritional considerations
  •   Providing support and healthcare advice for the duration of pregnancy and beyond

Treating The Causes Not The Symptoms

Every pregnancy is different and your treatment will be specific for your needs. Chiropractic aims to find and treat the causes of pain and discomfort and gives strategies for keeping the pain away.

“We use low force techniques that are specific for pregnant women, for example SOT (sacro-occipital technique) and Webster’s technique. These techniques are a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function which is so often a problem for mums to be” shares Julian.

If you are experiencing discomfort or pain during your pregancy then our experienced team of Chiropractors at Barnes Chiropractic Clinic are here to help you. Call us to arrange an appointment.

From Julian & the Team at Barnes Chiropractic Healthcare
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