Babies & Pregnancy
At Beyond we cater for this special time in your life, from pregnancy through to delivery and then looking after you and your baby once life begins!
Osteopathy for babies and toddlers
During child birth, babies can undergo a lot of stress to the face and head especially if birthing aids such as forceps or vacuums are used. Our Osteopaths that work with babies have done extra training to be able to assess and treat any dysfunction as a result of these stresses. During infancy, babies can also develop other issues that Osteopaths may be able to help with. Our Osteopaths will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward and if referral to other health practitioners is required.
Some common conditions that osteopaths treat in the newborn age group include:
- Wry neck
- Muscle and joint problems
Osteopathy for Children and Adolescents
A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child from infancy all the way through to skeletal maturity as an adolescent. Childhood accidents and falls, or simply the young body’s rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Some common conditions that osteopaths treat in the children through to adolescent group include:
- Postural problems (eg. from sitting at desks, using IPads)
- Sporting injuries
- Arthritic conditions
- Osgood Schlatter’s disease
- Muscle and joint aches and pains
Beyond works with many senior school sporting programs helping them with injury prevention, injury management, treatment, podiatry and clinical pilates.
Osteopathy for Pregnancy
During Pregnancy the body goes through many postural, hormonal, emotional and functional changes. Osteopaths can assess and treat many of these complaints that may arise during pregnancy.
Common conditions that can arise during pregnancy include:
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Rib & Mid Back Pain And Strain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rib and mid back pain and strain
Through exercise, lifestyle advice and manual therapy your osteopath may help you minimize discomfort throughout the journey of pregnancy.
At Beyond we have special pregnancy equipment that allows pregnant women to lie on their stomachs safely up until the late stages of pregnancy. Our pregnant clients always love being able to come in and safely lie on their stomachs!
Our osteopaths are passionate about helping our clients MOVE THROUGH LIFE during their pregnancy. Many of our practitioners have done further study into treatment for pre and post natal women. Please have a browse through our blog topics related to pregnancy- they may be of interest to you.
Our Myotherapists are trained in pregnancy massage. During pregnancy the body undergoes many changes and the muscles adapt to this. Massage may be a great way to help with the following pregnancy related issues:
- Muscle Tension
- Muscle Spasm
- Muscle Cramps
- Sciatic Pain
- Reduced Selling In The Hands & Feet
Our Myotherapists use soft tissue therapy during the sessions to help gain relief from the above symptoms. At Beyond we have special pregnancy equipment that allows pregnant women to lie on their stomachs safely up to the late stages of pregnancy.
We also encourage postnatal women to take advantage of myotherapy massage as their body adapts biomechanically to the different stresses it is undergoing with looking after a newborn.
Clinical Pilates for Pre and Post Natal
Clinical pilates is an excellent and safe form of exercise during all stages of pregnancy. At Beyond, before starting clinical pilates classes we do a full postural and strength assessment, this includes an abdominal ultrasound of the pelvic floor and ‘core muscle’ transverse abdominus which, can have monumental benefits during and after pregnancy. We are able to perform this ultrasound at any stage of pregnancy.
Participating in clinical pilates during pregnancy helps promote stability of the pelvis and strengthens the deep spinal muscles which can potentially help reduce the risk of back related pain during pregnancy. Clinical pilates can assist in pelvic floor strength and function in turn helping you for an optimal delivery and recovery post pregnancy.
Once you had had your baby it will depend on how you delivered ie C-section or natural birth as to when you can return to Clinical Pilates. Your birthing history is taken into full account when returning to clinical pilates. It is a great way to regain strength to your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor whilst also supporting all the new muscles you will be using when looking after your newborn.