Women have vastly different physical anatomies and go through many more bodily changes throughout their life from experiencing menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. All these contribute to structural changes in the body that can result in various problems such as pains, aches, constipation, urinary tract infection (UTI) and pelvic floor dysfunction.
But just because these concerns can happen, it does not mean nothing can be done to alleviate the discomforts. This is when osteopathy comes into play to help support women’s health! It is an alternative treatment to medications and invasive procedures that is all-natural and gentle.
Keep reading to learn more about how your osteopath can help.
Did you know that around 80% of women experience period pain at some point in their life? While some pains are manageable, there are also others that are severe enough to disrupt one’s life greatly. Such period pain is typically accompanied by uncomfortable bloating and a heavy flow that will only add to the exhaustion.
These symptoms are signs of congestion of the local fluid in the pelvic girdle, leading to excessive uterine muscle cramps or fluid build-up that explains the pain and bloating.
Osteo treatments in Singapore can help by restoring the correct fluid dynamics and improving the movement of the area’s muscles, organs and joints. Your osteopath can also enhance blood flow to the uterus by ensuring the diaphragm muscle functions well to prevent it from contracting strongly and causing pain.
During the osteopathy treatment, your osteopath will work towards releasing any areas of tension throughout the body to ease other pains and aches.
During and after pregnancy
Pregnancy can be deemed one of the most stressful and unfamiliar situations for any woman. The mother’s body changes both internally and externally while growing a baby and can result in a range of discomforts. These hormonal and structural changes influence the way in which the joints behave, causing common problems like a pelvic girdle and lower back pain.
Luckily, osteopathy can help to manage these symptoms, empowering more relaxing and pain-free pregnancies for mothers. Your osteopath will address any instability or restrictions in your joints through massages and stretches to ease bodily pains including pelvic and lower back pain.
Osteopathy is a gentle form of treatment that is completely safe for pregnant mothers as long as it is done by an experienced and professional osteopath.
However, the benefits of osteopathy do not just stop there. Post-pregnancy osteo treatments can help with postural pain, neck and shoulder pain from breastfeeding, as well as misalignment in the body from childbirth.
Menopause marks the end of their menstrual cycles as women age and this will usually occur between the ages of 45 and 55.
During this time, it becomes more common for women to develop UTIs due to the drop in estrogen production, leading to changes in the lining of the bladder. This can result in a change in the urogenital microbiome which reduces its natural defence against UTIs. Apart from UTIs, the shift in hormones can also cause constipation.
Osteopathy treatments can help with bladder irritations and improve symptoms associated with UTIs, including pain when urinating and bladder urgency or frequency.
In particular, visceral osteopathy focuses on manual therapy of the organs in the body to address problems from the root. By assessing, diagnosing and treating the organs to restore motion and function, issues that are a result of improper functioning of an organ get resolved. Beyond aiding in constipation and bloating, visceral osteopathy is also beneficial for GERD, joint pain and more.
Book an osteopathy appointment in Singapore today
Edge Healthcare is an osteopathy centre located in the heart of the city of Singapore with a team of experienced osteopaths who will be able to treat a wide range of problems and support women’s health.