Chiropractic & Pregnancy

BIHC Belleville - Chiropractic & Pregnancy

Our Women’s Health Team chiropractors treat a variety of conditions affecting the pre and postnatal mom. Our chiropractors practice within an evidence-based model of care where chiropractic adjustments are not the only tool utilized during treatment. Treatments last between 30-45 minutes and may include the following: soft tissue/myofascial release, joint manipulations/mobilizations, assisted stretching, acupuncture, cupping and the prescription of rehabilitation exercises.

Conditions treated:

  • posterior pelvic pain
  • low back pain
  • pelvic stability issues
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • symphysis pubis dysfunction (pubic bone pain)
  • round ligament pain
  • diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • muscle cramps
  • migraines and other types of headaches

It is our mission to empower women to continue to feel strong and confident during their pregnancies and beyond. We individualize our treatment programs by identifying the goals of the mother and catering our treatment plans to suit those needs. Goals and treatment programs can vary greatly from person to person. In some cases, our practitioners will do a lot of hands-on therapy to treat the muscles and joints in an area that may be causing a patient pain or discomfort. With some patients, we focus on flexibility, mobility, and strength training. In some instances, our focus may be on decreasing a mother’s stress levels via acupuncture, breathing techniques and meditation. Lastly, some of our patients come for maintenance care throughout their pregnancy to ensure their pelvis is balanced to help with an easier labour and decreasing their postpartum recovery period.

Education is fundamental to the treatment process as we truly feel that knowledge is power. We teach our patients how to carry-out their activities of daily living properly (i.e. sleeping postures, standing postures, carrying a car seat, breastfeeding positions, baby wearing etc.). We focus on posture, breathing and developing core and pelvic floor stability so that our patients have minimal pain and discomfort throughout their pregnancies.

Our chiropractors are trained in the Webster Technique, which is a gentle adjustment technique that helps balance the pelvis to ease pain and decrease strain on the pelvis and pelvic floor during labour. We also work with postnatal moms to help them recover from diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation) via restoring and retraining the core and pelvic floor musculature. Whatever the problem, we are here to help you find the solution.