Back pain physiotherapy and osteopathy for women and pregnant women in London
Treatment during pregnancy in London
Most adults will experience some type of back pain at some point in their life. More than half of pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy, usually lower back pain. Back pain may occur at any point of the pregnancy, but it usually occurs later in the pregnancy, when the weight of the baby increases. Women that are overweight or had back pain issues before the pregnancy are more likely to experience back pain during the pregnancy.
At Excellence Physiotherapy London, we offer treatment for back pain relief during pregnancy, using the latest techniques and specialised London based physiotherapists and osteopaths. We offer treatment at home within London, so you don’t have to worry about travelling, especially in the later terms of your pregnancy. However, if you prefer you can also be seen at either of the two Light Centre practices: Belgravia near Victoria station, or London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City.
Our London physiotherapist or osteopath will assess your problem and tailor your treatment to your specific needs. They may use classic physiotherapy techniques such as muscle stretching and strengthening and posture exercises, or use more specific back pain techniques, such as the hypopressive method, manual therapy, or osteopathy for pregnant women. They will also give you advice on how to go on with your normal daily activities without increasing the pain and how to improve your posture.
If you have a structural problem and had back pain issues even before your pregnancy, our osteopath specialised in pregnant women will be able to relieve this pain and help make your pregnancy a more enjoyable experience.
More information about back pain during pregnancy (London)
There are several factors that cause the back pain during pregnancy
Your expanding uterus shifts your centre of gravity and stretches and weakens your abdominal muscles. As a result your posture also changes, putting strain on your back.
Hormonal changes allow your joints to become looser and ligaments in the pelvic area to soften, in preparation for giving birth. This can make you feel less stable and feel pain when you walk, stand or sit for a long time, when you sit down or stand up and when you lift things.
In addition, the extra weight you are carrying puts more strain on your muscles and your joints.
Sometimes the pain might persist after you have given birth, restricting your range of movement and therefore making it harder for you to care for your newborn baby. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to manage the pain during and after the pregnancy.
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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