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Pregnancy

During pregnancy, a mother’s body goes through remarkable changes due to ligamentous laxity (your ligaments loosening), overall body weight gain and a changes to your posture to accommodate the baby. These changes tend to put extra strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. The Complete Care Chiropractic team makes every effort to assist you in staying comfortable and having a positive pregnancy experience.

Conditions you may experience during and post pregnancy

Our experienced team of physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists can assist in relieving pregnancy related pain and treat conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • SIJ (sacroiliac joint) pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tendinosis
  • Thoracic/ rib pain
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD)
  • Pubic Symphysis Diastasis (PSD)
  • Round Ligament Pain
  • Blocked milk ducts
  • Constipation
  • Urinary incontinence/ frequency
  • Pelvic floor/ pelvic muscle training
  • Foot arch pain

Our practitioners will discuss with your your condition, identify location, cause and nature of your pain or discomfort and then diagnose and treat your condition accordingly. We understand that each pregnancy is different and can affect your body a a wide variety of ways. Rest assured that your health and your baby’s health are our highest priority.

We can also provide electrotherapy, supportive taping and bracing, recommend and fit supportive belts for hip pain and recommend modified exercises to treat musculoskeletal conditions and help your body feel strong during and after your pregnancy.

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A Happy and Healthy Pregnancy Experience

Exercise is generally considered a safe and appropriate form of therapy for expecting mums, with many possible benefits:

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Decreased risk of:
    • Diabetes
    • Gestational obesity
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Enhances body image, self-esteem and mental wellbeing
  • Prevention of pelvic and back pain, fatigue, constipation and other common ailments
  • Physical conditioning
  • Promotes a quicker recovery from the birthing process

When Is Exercise Not Recommended During Pregnancy?

There are some contraindications of exercise during pregnancy, however, that must be considered. If you’ve experienced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, premature membrane rupture, placenta previa, persistent bleeding in the second or third trimester, uncontrolled diabetes or a breech-position foetus in the third semester, exercise may not be appropriate.

You should seek the assistance of your midwife or doctor if you experience fluid loss, vaginal bleeding, dizziness, feeling faint, shortness of breath, headaches, muscle weakness, swelling or pain in the calves, decreased fetal movement or pain in the abdomen, pelvic/pubic area or lower back (may indicate preterm labour).


Our therapists work to co-manage your pregnancy with your other healthcare professionals. Contact us today to find out more or schedule your time with us!

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