Pregnancy should be a time of joy for the expectant mother. However, it’s also a virtually unparalleled period of rapid change in one’s morphology. The stresses placed on a human’s anatomy and physiology result in compensatory altered biomechanics and gait to perform even the most basic activities of daily living. These changes to an individual often result in the onset of a myriad of musculoskeletal issues that can develop during pregnancy. This article details the current explanations of these changes as well as the potential role of chiropractic therapy for the pregnant woman. Read more…. Chiropractic Evaluation and Management of the Pregnant Patient: An Update from Recent Literature
Lindsey Zerdecki, DC, BS, is a chiropractor in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Dr. Zerdecki is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is currently working on her Chiropractic Pediatric Certification.