Contact Information

Osteopathy Clinic,
53 The Drive
Cypress Downs
Dublin 6W.

Telephone: 01 4442423
Mobile: 087 797 6949

Opening Hours

Monday: 10 - 6
Tuesday: 1 - 8
Wednesday: 10 - 6
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 6



- Osteopathy for all ages
- What is Osteopathy
- Children
- Pregnancy / Post Pregnancy
- Babies
- Sports Injuries
- Work Strain

Pregnancy / Post Pregnancy

Conditions that Osteopathy can diagnose and treat:

How can Osteopathy help during pregnancy and labour?
During pregnancy, it is often find difficult to accept the changes that the body undergoes. Some women experience pain. The position of the pelvis changes as the baby comes to term in the uterus. The pelvis also changes in preparation for the passage of the baby during childbirth. Progressively, the pelvic bones widen, the pelvis changes position to better accommodate the development of the foetus. The pelvis must remain supple and flexible throughout these transformations. The Osteopath determines how effectively this process takes place and relieves any tension or stiffness that could affect the mother or the baby during labour.

Exactly what does the Osteopath do?
First of all, the therapist verifies the flexibility of the joints throughout the pelvic region - the sacroiliac, the pubic symphysis, as well as the coccyx - to ensure that the passage will easily accommodate the baby during labour. We know that childbirth can be very difficult and stressful for the baby, as he or she inches through the narrow pelvic passage. Any stiffness in the vertebrae is also corrected to ensure that labour is as comfortable as possible. In this manner, any unnecessary discomfort can be avoided. Next, the Osteopath ensures that there is no excessive muscular tension that could intervene, particularly the perineal muscle, which will stretch considerably as the baby is expulsed. The therapist can teach the future mother how to control this muscle so that she can relax it when necessary and help avoid the need for an episiotomy.

Who should consult an Osteopath?
All expectant mothers can benefit from body work in preparation for childbirth. These sessions are an excellent in association with preparation dispensed by the doctor or the midwife. They are especially recommended for women experiencing tension or pain in the pelvic region or the lower back.

When should treatment begin?
Treatment can begin at any time during pregnancy to alleiate discomfort. Otherwise, a check-up one month before the baby is due is recommended.

Are there instances where Osteopathy should be avoided?
If the patient is in danger of giving birth prematurely, or for other severe problems, it is better not to undergo treatment. But since Osteopathy is normally undertaken in collaboration with the gynaecologist or the obstetrician, the doctor will advise the patient in this event.

Can treatment help after pregnancy?
Pregnancy can help moms recover from the physical stresses and strains associated with giving birth and from the postural changes that occur during pregnancy so that you can feel better and more able to enjoy being a mom.