PODCAST: Osteopathic approach to pregnant patients
Managing pain and preparing women for birth, with Daniela Aiello and Ash Bolton
As osteopaths, we are in a truly privileged position to work with pregnant women and play a role in their journey. Through our healing hands-on work, advice and care, we can facilitate a positive and empowering experience for our pregnant patients. Today’s guests are osteopaths Dr. Daniela Aiello and Dr. Ash Bolton. They have built a successful Melbourne practice with a strong focus on women’s health and pregnancy. They are generously giving back to our profession through their work with Osteopathy Australia, sharing their knowledge through a recent webinar, Osteo Life article and today’s podcast.
Following on from these fantastic resources, Dan and Ash explore in further detail some of the common clinical presentations seen in pregnant women, pelvic girdle and ‘sciatica’ pain, as well as:
- Their passion for women’s health and career journeys
- The importance of education and language in explained pelvic girdle pain to patients
- Common clinical presentation of pelvic girdle pain
- Assessment of pelvic girdle pain and load transfer
- The benefits of exercise as an active management strategy
- The ‘less is more’ approach to treatment
- Managing a highly irritable case of pelvic girdle pain
- Osteopathic manual therapy approach to pelvic girdle pain, ‘sciatica’ and preparing the body for labour and birth
- Common clinical presentation and causes of reported ‘sciatica’
- Can ‘sciatica’ be due to the babies position?
- General tips and resources to help women prepare for birth
Dan and Ash are registered osteopaths and practice at Bulleen Osteopathy, located in Melbourne.
- Rhea Dempsey. https://www.birthingwisdom.com.au
- Hypnobirthing. https://hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au
- Calmbirth. https://calmbirth.com.au
- Australian Birth Stories. https://www.australianbirthstories.com
- Spinning Babies. https://www.spinningbabies.com
The content discussed in each episode is the opinion of the participants only and should not be used as medical advice.