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Pregnancy Care

Pre Natal Chiropractic Care

How can prenatal chiropractic care help?

Congratulations on reaching this exciting point in your life. Both pregnancy and birth are natural and wonderful processes, however it is normal that your body will be under new and different stresses during the course of your pregnancy, birth and beyond. With not only your own health and wellbeing to think about pregnant woman are often reluctant to take any over the counter pain relief or medication, they often turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate pains associated with pregnancy.

What does prenatal chiropractic care involve?

We treat lots of pregnant mums to be at Harborne Chiropractic Sian and Fatema two of our chiropractors having a special interest, completing additional post graduate training. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort, minimise pain and support the natural birthing process. It can play an important role as mother and baby develop together by ensuring that the mothers spine and nervous system can work to it’s very best. Treatment involves specific techniques to encourage realignment of your spine and pelvis. Not only will this reduce pain but will also increase the space the baby has to move around in, encouraging your baby to settle into the best possible in-utero position.

Common preganancy related conditions that chiropractic can help:

Pregnant mums have found Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help:

• Neck, mid and low back pain
• Pelvic pain
• Leg pain and pins and needles
• Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
• Relief of any inter-uterine constraints allowing your baby into the ideal presentation for birth
• Heartburn and many other problems

Who can have prenatal chiropractic care:

Expectant mums can have chiropractic care at all stages of pregnancy. Whether you are experiencing pain before you are even showing, or when your bump is so big you cannot see your toes anymore or even if you are just looking to make sure your body is functioning to its best chiropractic can help.

Post Natal Chiropractic Care

Treatment of post-partum mothers is important to assess any structural changes that may have occurred during labour, and/or delivery. The increase of hormones during pregnancy softens the ligaments of the body and can frequently lead to spinal misalignment. After childbirth, the hormonal system will gradually return to its pre-pregnant state over the space of a few weeks. During this period of time, the ligaments are still loose and the spine can easily be misaligned. Birth, lifting a baby in and out of a cot and even breast feeding can cause such misalignments and pain.

We love kids of all ages! Our amazing team are always read to help entertain so that you can relax and enjoy your treatment.

Testimonials

We are proud to having a clinic based on referrals, here are what some of our patients say…

The first time I went to see Lizzy was in August and I was in a bad way. I had been suffering for at least 4 years with headaches, a really stiff neck, sore shoulders and lower back pain. I didn’t quite know what to expect at first? I needn’t have worried at all. Lizzy was fantastic with me, and put me at ease almost straight away. On my first visit Lizzy gave me a complete and thorough neuro-orthopedic examination, a complete description of the problems I had been putting up with, and a full and comprehensive treatment plan. I am now feeling much better and off painkillers as well. Which is a miracle all things considered!

ANDREW
Neck & Headache Sufferer

I went to see Guy just over two weeks ago with lower back pain and a problem with my right knee, both of which made walking, and particularly golf very uncomfortable. Like many a golfer, I had resorted to using Iboprufen to help me get through a round. Guy immediately suggested that I actually had a problem with my hip, and after a short consultation started to work on me. After a couple of visits, where he only gave me a deep massage treatment, he then started some gentle adjustments. After just two weeks, I am pleased to say that I am walking without a limp, I am completing 18 holes of golf without a problem and for the first time in over a year, I am actually playing to my handicap. Many thanks Guy.

RICHARD
Golfer

When I came to Lizzie I was truly broken. I had head, neck and shoulder issues that meant that I took a lot of pain killers. I also had tennis elbow which had prevented me from playing golf (…go figure!) for nearly a year, and I had an upper arm injury caused by a handbag. I had visited two other professionals (a chiro and a physio) over the course of the previous 12 months but neither had been able to ‘sort me out’. Then, as if by some miracle, Lizzie put her finger on the problem(s) during the first assessment/treatment session. Three months on, I am playing golf, the handbag injury has gone and most importantly of all, I am no longer taking pain killers to ‘mask’ the neck/head problem.

RACH
Long Term Desk Worker

I first went to Lizzy just after Christmas 2012. I was in so much pain I couldn’t function. The pain ran down my neck and across my shoulders. Lizzy diagnosed Thorasic Outlet Syndrome and I began treatment. Lizzy has a friendly attentive approach that allows you to put your trust in her. Her treatments ranged from simple adjustments to stretching and the use of acupuncture. 6 Months on I’m virtually pain free and back running a very busy life! Lizzy first treated Shannon after a fall at school. Shannon is a National swimmer and her fall was 2 days before South East Regional Swimming Championships. Lizzy treated her and although she couldn’t do Regionals the pain she was in was significantly relieved. When 12 months later Shannon hurt her shoulder she wanted to see Lizzy. She was fantastic and through adjustments, massage and acupuncture Lizzy got Shannon through Regional Championships, swimming three National Qualifying Times

MRS M
Busy Mum