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Gillian O'Kane Specialst Women's Health Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy

I’m pregnancy and I’m sore!

Many women can struggle with pregnancy related back and pelvic pain which can vary from being mild to debilitating making every day activities very difficult. The hormonal influence combined with changes in posture and the weight of your growing baby can cause significant strain on your back, pelvis and hips.

Physiotherapy assessment will include taking a full history of your symptoms followed by assessment of your posture including biomechanics and movement to investigate the cause of your pain. Together we will formulate a bespoke treatment plan.

Most women feel the benefits of physiotherapy to help strengthen the muscles surrounding your back, pelvic and bump!

Initial assessment: 1 hour £45

Follow up assessment: 45 mins £40

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a woman; however with the many changes the body experiences including hormonal influence and postural changes, this can put significant strain on joints, ligaments and organs which in effect can lead to pain and discomfort.

Pregnancy massage can be very beneficial to mother and growing baby supporting her emotionally, physiologically and physically during 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

There is a vast array of evidence to support the benefits of pregnancy massage, including alleviating aches and pains, stimulating circulation, reducing swelling, including symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, helping to aid sluggish bowel movement and reducing symptoms of stress levels.

Receiving regular massage throughout your pregnancy will your increase your body awareness and help you develop the ability to relax throughout your 1st stage of labour.

Treatment: 1 hour £47

Acupuncture

‘Acupuncture has been used in China and other eastern cultures to restore, promote and maintain good health and energy levels for about 2,500 years’.(British Acupuncture Council).

Acupuncture is used by inserting small, fine needles into the body’s energy channels known as Qi to restore healing and balance.

Acupuncture is a very safe treatment to have during pregnancy and is an effective option at a time when women are unable to take many over the counter or prescribed medications. It is essential that you choose an acupuncturist who is trained in women’s health related conditions.

Conditions treated with acupuncture during pregnancy may include:

  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Restless legs
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation

Initial consultation & and subsequent treatment: 45 mins £40

Course of 4 treatments £148

Course of 6 treatments £210

1:1 Pilates

Pilates is widely used in the management of many women’s health conditions whether within the antenatal or postnatal period. With a special interest in pelvic floor and abdominal rehabilitation following the birth of your baby, Gillian will help construct a bespoke treatment plan, including specific goal setting tailored to your individual needs and construct of a progressive programme to help lead to a stronger, healthier, happier you.

Initial consultation: 1 hour £45

Subsequent treatment: 45 mins £40

Block of 6 treatments: £210