A New Arrival … Treating Pregnant Ladies Is Such a Joy

We’d like to congratulate Alex and Mark Howell on the arrival of Hugo, their baby boy. During her pregnancy, Alex was treated by Arif.

As one of the UK’s first chiropractors to qualify as a Certified Chiropractic Paediatric Practitioner, Arif, has helped many ladies through their pregnancies.

Arif says “Caring for an expectant mother is an extremely rewarding experience. It offers an unique opportunity to positively influence two lives at once.”

A specialised approach is required to deal with the changing physiology and posture pregnancy brings. Expectant mums often experience new sensations however some may be indicative of musculoskeletal problems in the lumbar spine and pelvis. Any persistent pain should be looked into.

The aim of the chiropractic approach to pregnancy care is to offer musculoskeletal care with an emphasis on maintaining a well balanced, correct functioning pelvic girdle.

Maintaining the correct relationship between the uterus and its attachment to the pelvis via its ligaments and muscles is fundamental to this. Maintaining this relationship will influence treatment approach and delivery options.

In addition to being a Certified Chiropractic Paediatric Practitioner, Arif is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association. He is also certified in the Webster Technique.

Arif is able to advise on natural delivery positioning, Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), and other common conditions associated with pregnancy and post gestation related to our area of knowledge.