Parenthood truly is enjoyable and rewarding, I often find myself rushing home at the end of the day in the hope our son will still be up, just to get 5 more minutes with him that day! I know we’re meant to be winding them down in the evening but I can’t resist making him smile, or laugh, one last time before bed.
Parenthood, as rewarding as it is, is a lot of work. Early starts, night feeds, entertaining them, I can’t remember a lie-in past 7am! When you unconditionally love someone it goes without question to put their needs ahead of yours at all cost. But sometimes you need to have a bit of me time.
They want picking up, you hold them. If they want to ride on your shoulders, that’s what they get. Any manual handling training or advice you’ve ever had goes out of the window. Try lifting a child out of the bath with your knees and not your back!
With all of this poor posture and lifting habits, it’s not surprising that we get aches and pains. The job doesn’t stop, we can’t take holidays from being parents and there’s no sick leave. More importantly, we want to help our children every step of the way. We want to put ourselves out for them, and never want to say no because of pain stopping us!
So How Can Osteopathy Help us be Better Parents?
Well we can’t help you with family dilemmas or picking the right area for the best school catchment. But we can help you keep up with your kids and feel in top shape, no more saying ‘no, because mummy’s back is sore’ or not going out on the family cycle because of that niggle in your knee!
We can help by easing your pain, improving flexibility and posture and help take some of the strain and load off your body.
“We understand the strains parenting can put your body”
At Pure Health Osteopath Clinic we like helping parents. We take the time to really understand you, and carry out a full examination to get to the bottom of what is causing your problem. This includes understanding its impact on your life. All these factors are important to us and help to form a treatment plan specifically for you.
Our treatments are safe, Natural, and drug free. Treatments are specific to you, and we consider techniques you like and don’t like. Treatments typically involve:
- Massage – to soothe tight or sore muscles.
- Mobilisation – helping your joints move easier.
- Manipulation – to free up restricted joints.
- Specific stretches – to loosen restriction and improve flexibility.
- Acupuncture – to decrease pain experienced.
- Advice – on management, aftercare and exercises that may help improve function.
For more information or to book an appointment, just give us a call. We will happily answer any questions.
Pure Health Osteopath Clinic
01179 000 935