Pregnancy and Osteopathy

Pregnancy is a time of rapid change in all aspects. Hormones and mechanical factors work together to quickly demand something completely new of the body. It’s not unusual for these demands to cause aches and pains, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you necessarily have to tolerate. Changes in Pregnancy Whereas some patients expect pain […]

SPD & PGP: Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction & Pelvic Girdle Pain

The abbreviations “SPD” and “PGP” are thrown around a lot in pregnancy. SPD refers to dysfunction of the pubic symphysis, which is the joint at the front of the pelvis. “Dysfunction” in this case is a broad term, and typically does not refer to any injury or damage. PGP stands for Pelvic Girdle Pain, which […]

Diastasis Recti: abdominal muscle separation post-partum

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles have to come apart to make room for the bump. If they don’t knit back together after while the body heals post-partum, the patient can be diagnosed with diastasis recti. Diastasis means separation, and recti refers to the 6-pack muscles: rectus abdominus. Diastasis is not exclusive to women who have […]

The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ)

The Sacroiliac joint is a controversial one. Some people maintain that it only moves in childbirth, but success in treating it has led me to believe that it does move a very small amount in the general population. Like any other joint that moves, it can be irritated, but I have yet to see evidence […]

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