Osteopathy for Pregnancy

“The changes in your body will only last 9 months, but the beauty of motherhood will embrace you for the rest of your life! “

Pre & Post Natal Care

At The Health Formula, we understand that during pregnancy your body undergoes a tremendous amount of change to accommodate for your growing baby.

As you progress through your pregnancy, the hormone relaxin begins to soften the ligaments around your joints, particularly the pelvis. This, along with the increasing weight and size of your baby, leads to significant shifts in your posture in a relatively short period of time.

If your body has trouble accommodating for these changes the undue strain may result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including sacroilliac joint dysfunction, pubic symphysis problems, back and neck pain, headaches, fluid retention and more.

How Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopathy treatment aims to assist your body in adapting to the changes it undergoes as your pregnancy progresses and also helps to prepare your pelvis for labour. This is achieved through various hands-on techniques to improve the mobility of your joints, relieve muscle tension and reduced pain and swelling.

What About Post Labour?

Osteopathy can help you recover from any unresolved strains from the delivery, especially if you had a difficult labour, epidural or C-section. Treatment can also help you cope with any niggles that come with the job of caring for your new baby; breastfeeding, lifting car capsules, pushing prams and carrying baby (all on top of limited sleep) can take a physical toll on your body.

Osteopathy Can Help With:

  • Lower and upper back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Pubic symphysis disorder
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Rib and breathing issues
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Groin pain
  • Discomfort while sleeping
  • Leg cramps
  • Fluid retention

Meet The Team

Dr. Michelle Davids – M.Ost, B.Sc (Hons)

Co-Founder, Osteopath

Dr. Rick Davids – B.Ost

Co-Founder, Osteopath

Our Location

The Health Formula is located in Caulfield South, however, we also welcome patients from the surrounding suburbs of Caulfield, Elsternwick, Malvern East, Ormond, Bentleigh, Gardenvale, Carnegie, Brighton and Elwood.

The clinic is situated at the front of Integrate Training and has plenty of on-street parking available outside and on nearby side streets.

Clinic Address:
The Health Formula
709-711 Glenhuntley Road
Caulfield South, VIC 3162

Don’t Let Aches & Pains Stop You Enjoying Your Pregnancy To The Fullest.