Women’s Health at Life Therapies | Ottawa

As a woman makes her way through life, she may experience various challenges along the way. These challenges may present themselves during adolescence, child-bearing age, menopause, or at another stage of your life. There are several ways natural treatments can address and prevent these issues without the serious side effects you may expect to find with more mainstream medical solutions.

At Life Therapies, we specialize in treating a variety of women’s health issues. Using our skills and techniques in natural holistic medicine, we address a range of concerns that define the core of female health. From fertility to prenatal and postnatal care, to menopause and even family planning, our therapists are here to help you master the art of pain-free living.

Many women find osteopathic treatment to be extremely helpful throughout the entire course of their pregnancy. In addition to the many prenatal benefits, such as helping to ease back, hip and/or leg pain, osteopathy can also assist your body as it prepares for labour and delivery. Even after the birth of your child, booking a postnatal osteopathic appointment can help you to recover from the strains put on your body throughout the duration of pregnancy. It can also help to prevent long-term problems of the neck, back and pelvis.

Naturopathic treatment helps to optimize the mom and baby’s health. Pre-conception care in the 100 days immediately prior to conception has a significant impact on the health of the egg and sperm that will be present at conception and form the blueprint for your child. Many women in modern society suffer from infertility or have a difficult time getting pregnant. Naturopathic care can help determine if any nutrient deficiencies are present and detect hormonal imbalances that may be preventing pregnancy. Our Naturopathic Doctor can also perform fertility enhancing acupuncture. Once pregnant, many of the common ailments of pregnancy including morning sickness, heartburn, leg cramps and fatigue can be treated naturally.  After your baby is born, a postpartum appointment can address ways to help your body recover from pregnancy and labour as well as prepare your body to better manage sleep deprivation and increased stress.

Another common method of treatment is prenatal massage. With an aim similar to that of regular massage, to relax and ease tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility; but it is also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.

Women’s health is about much more than just pregnancy and, here at Life Therapies, we understand the body and its interconnectedness. Hormonal changes and imbalances are a major concern for many women. With this in mind, our team of specialists are also here to help women who may be having difficulty with conception as well as menstrual pain. Many common medical conditions, such as pelvic floor problems, bladder problems, abdominal muscle issues, and poor circulation can often be helped by undergoing physiotherapy or osteopathic treatment.

Key areas of focus for our team include:

  • Gynecological issues (painful or absent menstruation, fibroids, cysts);
  • Fertility;
  • Obstetrics;
  • Prenatal and postnatal care;
  • Family planning;
  • Menopause, and;
  • Hormonal imbalances.

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