Osteopaths & Physios for Help Before & After Birth
Whether you’re looking for some extra help during or after pregnancy, then check out what these people have to offer. If you are suffering physically during pregnancy, then there is help available on the NHS as well as privately. Some physical therapists may also specialize in working with scar tissue, which could be helpful later on if you had a c-section. Everyone listed below works with ladies to help with symptoms that are caused by pregnancy and has been recommended to us by parents.
Or for some gentle bodywork with your baby, to help with a range of issues, check out our post on craniosacral therapy.
If you are suffering with pelvic pain, lower back pain, carpal tunnel or any other pregnancy related musculoskeletal condition, then your midwife or GP can refer you directly to the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Service. There are dedicated physiotherapists at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and Furness Generall Hospital in Barrow. They run group advice sessions as well as 1:1 treatment if needed, including walking aids, support belts and any other tools the physios feel you may need to reduce your symptoms.
PGP Clinic (Pelvic Girdle Pain)
PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) is a common condition which affects up to one in five pregnant women. In the past PGP was known as SPD, but this implied it was only the symphysis pubis that was affected, which is not usually the case. In practice, the sacroiliac joints are usually affected as well, and pain can be felt around the base of the spine, groin, hips, buttocks and thighs.
The Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have published useful information for patients, as have the pelvic partnership: www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk and the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP).
Lyne Riggs Estate, opposite Tesco, Carnforth, LA5 9EA
Specialising in helping women with PGP
Amy Beeton – Osteopath
Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy
Bridge End Business Park, Milnthorpe, LA7 7RH
Mary Vale – Osteopath
Charles Tisdall – Osteopath