Pregnancy is an amazing and intimate experience in a woman’s life. The journey can be quite varied for each individual from a breeze for some to quite a surprising physical change that creates new aches and pains that affect daily life. Commonly in the clinic pregnant clients may visit for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain in the lower back and ribs
Hip and groin pain
Taking care of yourself during pregnancy and after is very important in reducing the risk of unwanted aches turning into chronic pain. As a mum it’s important you are in top condition to perform daily tasks such as breast feeding, lifting your baby in and out of the cot and car and carrying.
At Elwood Myotherapy we can help you. Our myotherapists have studied advanced courses in manual therapy and exercise for pre and post pregnancy care.
From conception to birth the hormone relaxin is released. relaxin causes the ligaments to soften and the joint to become more mobile. This increase in mobility in turn affects stability forcing the muscles to work harder to provide support. These changes can cause aching and fatigue and commonly malalignment and weakness in the body.
Myotherapy is a very effective form of treatment to realign the body, reduce tension in tight, aching and fatigued muscles and reinvigorate and strengthen strained muscles.
At Elwood Myotherapy and Pilates we use a comfortable pregnancy pillow that allows you to lay face down with ease and no harm to your baby, this table is adjustable as your belly grows. Our room is temperature controlled to keep you safe and comofortable.
We look forward to meeting you through this wonderful experience in your life and helping you be more comfortable through the journey.
"I am so grateful to my boss for recommending Ashlee to me after the effects of Chemotherapy and an associated chest infection had left me practically bed ridden for months. Loss of muscle strength, stiffness and pain in both my legs, back and neck made it very difficult to function on a daily basis. Migraines were becoming a problem. Plus I'd managed to injure my shoulder painting the kitchen while I was sick! I was feeling 100 years old! Ashlee's knowledge, professionalism and dedication to helping people is enabling me to get back to the pre-cancer me as much as is possible. I'm back at work, getting stronger each day and I'm feeling fantastic. I'd see Ashlee every day if I could!"
"I experienced chronic pain in the past but have not done so for some time now since receiving regular therapy from Ashlee. I now have unrestricted freedom of movement and confident agility for my age which has enabled me to extend my fitness to a level where I don’t break down with muscle cramps in my upper legs or spasms in the lower back, as I would have done in the past. It is apparent to me that Ashlee has the know-how to fix her patient’s problems. Ashlee is without doubt a knowledgeable therapist who has demonstrated an unfailing ability to identify the true musculoskeletal problems causing the pain. Her remedial work is energetic, thorough and accompanied by a set of specific exercises focusing on problem areas. It's clear to me that Myotherapists like Ashlee are the unsung heroes of the physical fitness industry."
"Elwood Myotherapy is amazing. I feel so lucky to have found Ashlee. She is knowledgeable beyond belief and extremely easy to be around. Her myotherapy makes it possible for me to chase 3 kids around, and maintain an exercise routine while managing 15 years of back issues."