There is no test of physical (and mental) strength quite like early motherhood. This is when your body and your physical endurance will be tested to the limits. Make sure you’re ready for the challenge, with the guidance of a healthcare professional and movement specialist.
Our Personal Training is not like your average training. As graduates of health and exercise, as well as Fellows of Applied Functional Science, we are better equipped to make your workouts safe and as individual as your are! We even understand that, more often than not, one of the things that gets in the way of training when you are a new mum is being able to get out of the house without the children. Therefore, if childcare is an issue, we offer a home training service in and around Oxford. We only charge a little more to cover the cost.
So, whether you’re a beginner or an athlete, we can help you through your pregnancy and motherhood.
For many years, osteopaths have used their skills to help relieve the aches and pains caused by weight and posture changes during and after pregnancy. The physical strain of carrying an extra 20lb made up of water, placenta and, of course, baby, can affect an expectant mother’s organs, joints, soft tissues and ligaments. Naturally, to accommodate these changes, women develop new ways to walk, sit and sleep, which will very often cause discomfort or pain for the mother, particularly in the lower back, pelvis and hips. Osteopathy is the perfect drug-free option, offering natural, gentle, hands-on-treatment to help your body accommodate the changes taking place.
Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy can ease the associated symptoms, including:
• Back pain and sciatica
• Neck and shoulder pain
• Muscular tension
• Groin and hip pain, pelvic and sacroiliac pain
• Lower abdominal pain or pubic symphysis pain
Some of our mums have no particular pains or injury, but they choose to have a massage per week, or per fortnight, through their pregnancy and after recovering from birth. Many women feel this has helped them feel more comfortable and relaxed through their pregnancy and has helped give them some time to relax after the birth of their child.
“At 22 weeks my pelvic girdle pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep. Danielle gave a thorough treatment and taped my back and abdomen. I slept well for the first time in ages. I am very grateful, thank you!” Laura Anderson, Witney
“My third pregnancy was full of tricky surprises, especially having stress incontinence. I started seeing Danielle post pregnancy to help reduce my bladder urgency as I was feeling I constantly needed to go and also a lot of discomfort in that area. After seeing Danielle for just two sessions of gentle treatments, things improved so much. She explained why it was happening and how she had managed to reduce the pressure on my bladder. The constant feeling and the discomfort of a full bladder had also gone. Danielle, the miracle worker, changed my life and I highly recommend any expectant or new mother.” Gheeta Devi Jassi, Oxford
“I had been suffering with coccyx pain since the birth of my second child. It was starting to become an issue with my training and also being able to sit on the floor for any length of time (a big problem when you have a newborn and a toddler!). I saw Danielle for postnatal osteopathy on 2 occasions and she quickly made me feel comfortable and at ease. She examined me thoroughly and took the time to fully explain what was likely to be causing the pain. I was sent away with muscle corrective exercises and within 2 weeks I was able to sit on the floor again with no pain! I am extremely grateful to Danielle and her vast knowledge.” Emma Tucker, Oxford