Our osteopaths assess your overall health and vitality and ascertain whether there are any physiological imbalances that could be impeding fertility. Are you looking for a helping hand to ease your body systems and help you to relax and unwind through all stages of the fertility journey? Start your osteopathic care for fertility with our highly skilled practitioners.

Why use osteopathy for fertility?

Incorporating osteopathy for fertility support is a great idea as you embark on your journey towards creating your new family. Our osteopaths will consider factors such as your previous health and accident history and conduct a full assessment of your musculoskeletal system to assess any imbalance which may affect circulation, place undue pressure on reproductive or other organs or other issues which may create disharmony affecting your fertility.

Our osteopaths provide safe and very gentle treatments that are often deeply relaxing and rarely incorporate manipulation to bony structures. They have extensive post-graduate training in Cranial Osteopathy which is a very subtle and gentle approach to the treatment of the whole body. Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy; it simply recognises and works with the profound influence of the subtle mechanics at work within the whole body.

Patients consistently report that treatment feels profoundly relaxing as well as effectively therapeutic.

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Can osteopathy help with infertility?

Our osteopaths focus on releasing tension, improving blood flow and nerve conduction in and around the pelvic anatomy and the spine. They use various techniques, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and cranial osteopathy. Osteopathy may help improve your chances of conceiving by increasing blood flow to the pelvis, reducing stress and anxiety, and enhancing emotional well-being.

What does osteopathic training involve?

Osteopaths are highly trained professionals with a Bachelor of Health Science who specialise in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

How long does it take for osteopathy to work?

While some people may experience immediate relief after a single session, others may require several visits before seeing significant results. Ultimately, the time it takes for osteopathy to work will vary from person to person. However, most people can expect to see some improvement within a few weeks of starting treatment.

How many sessions are needed with osteopathy?

The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. However, most people will notice an improvement after 2 to 3 weekly sessions, if not immediately. For those seeking osteopathy for fertility, we recommend 4 to 6 weekly sessions to allow sufficient time for the complete treatment cycle and then maintenance sessions thereafter as per your practitioner’s advice.

Will my osteopath prescribe medication?

Our osteopaths will not prescribe medication or supplements but may refer you to a fertility naturopath to review your needs. Osteopaths will often recommend certain exercises or lifestyle changes to support your journey to parenthood. They may also recommend fertility massage or acupuncture – depending on what your body needs.

How do I prepare for an osteopath appointment?

There are a few things you can do to prepare for your appointment so your osteopath can get the most accurate picture of your health:

  • Let your osteopath know if you have any previous injuries or medical conditions that may be relevant.
  • Bring any relevant X-rays or pathology reports if you have access to them
  • Share as much information as you can about your hormonal health history with your fertility osteopath. If you are seeing one of our fertility naturopaths or acupuncturists, they will have access to your notes and you will not need to repeat everything here.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment so the osteopath can easily assess your body. They will most often treat you with your clothes on.

These simple guidelines help you get the most out of your osteopathy appointment at Fertile Ground, Melbourne.

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