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Fees

We offer a reduced price concession* for women throughout their pregnancy, as well as up to a year after the birth of their baby – please present your maternity exemption card as proof on each appointment.

 

Clinic Prices

 

New patient appointments: 1hr 20mins

Continuing patient appointments: 40mins

 

*Please note: All concessional rates are valid for daytime appointments only

 

Opening Times

Tuesday Morning (AM)
Wednesday Afternoon (PM)

Osteopathic Support During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a unique and demanding experience for every woman; her body changes rapidly and must adapt to hormonal, postural and circulatory changes. Some women find that this adaptation is not as easy as it should be.  Changes during pregnancy include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture, which can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis.  Some women may also experience some digestion problems.

Osteopathic treatment is gentle and aims to help the body adapt to the changes more readily. Treatment is usually very relaxing and enjoyable.

Preparation for Birth

We assess all the areas of the body that need to function well for labour and birth to happen uninterruptedly. If a woman’s spine and pelvis are mobile and all relevant muscles relaxed, then the birth process can be better facilitated. Treatment aims to prepare the body for the labour process. We can also advise on exercise and stretching techniques where appropriate and strategies and postures to help cope with labour pains.

Post-Natal Care

We aim to treat mothers and babies together in our Children’s clinic. Understanding how each individual birth process took place helps us devise a personalised treatment plan for both and we can also provide postural advice related to breastfeeding.

Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains put on the mother’s body, during pregnancy and after the birth. Balancing tensions in the body can aid relaxation, helping the mum enjoy her new baby and at this very special time in their lives.

Clinic Team

Contact our experts to learn what osteopathy can do for you.

Claudia Knox, DO

Head of Clinical Services, Clinic Tutor, Lecturer, Lecturing Assistant (Visceral, Cranial)

Andy Barker

Clinic Tutor

Louise James

Clinic Tutor

Charles Bruford

Principal, Clinic Tutor

Krysia Ritchie

Clinic Tutor, Lecturing Assistant (IVM)

Michael Pye

Clinic Tutor, Lecturer

Claire Piper

Clinic Tutor

Julie Tagney

Course Leader (Psychology), Lecturer (Practitionership), Lecturing Asst (IVM), Clinic Tutor

Helena Bridge

Clinic Tutor