Pre/Postnatal Wellness

 There are numerous discomforts and conditions that can arise during pregnancy and after delivery.
It is important to address these concerns as they arise to alleviate pain and discomfort and avoid chronic conditions. We know that many of the body changes during pregnancy are perfectly normal but we do not have to endure pain and discomfort when many therapies can bring relief.
Prenatal Massage
Massage Therapy during pregnancy has a great numbers of benefits and is a great adjunct to your doctor's or midwife's prenatal care. With all the changes occurring throughout the body over nine months it's inevitable that some pain and discomfort will show up at some point.
Research has shown that massage during pregnancy can decrease anxiety, decrease the level of the stress hormone cortisol, and increase the "feel good" hormone serotonin.
Massage also effectively treats the following prenatal discomforts:
• Back Pain
• Headaches
• Rib Cage(thoracic) Pain
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Leg Pain/Cramps
• Plantar Fascitis
• Stress/Anxiety
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an excellent addition to your traditional prenatal care. Pre-existing or unnoticed imbalances in the spine and pelvis become stressed during pregnancy and these pronounced discomforts can make it more difficult to perform routine, daily activities. Not to mention the mental and hormonal changes in stress patterns the effect your overall brain and body function.
There are many benefits to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, some of which include:
• Reduction in back and pelvic pain
• More ease with the natural changes related to pregnancy
• Increased space in the pelvis facilitating the baby's growth
• Correct positioning of the pelvis, allowing for ease of labor and delivery
• Decreased labor time
• Greater ease and comfort during labor and birth, thereby reducing the need for pain relief drugs during delivery
Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare for pregnant women and their children. It is a non-invasive, drug-free, natural approach to health and wellness with allows for the release of any tension or imbalances in the body. Not only are the techniques altered specifically for the pregnant woman, but special pillows, tables and supports are used to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience. As your body changes and grows, you will eagerly anticipate your visits
Prenatal Exercise Prescription
Exercising during pregnancy is extremely important to help keep weight gain within the recommended amount, and to maintain strength and postural balance as must as possible during the prenatal and postpartum periods.
Physiotherapy will help identify postural concerns and areas of weakness or imbalance. An exercise program will be designed specifically for your individual needs.
Staying active and exercising safely during pregnancy, will not only help prevent many conditions during the pregnancy, but will contribute to an easier labour and faster recovery, postpartum.