Why do you get these pains during pregnancy?

As your baby grows, your posture changes and your ribs lift up and change their shape into a ‘bucket handle’ appearance. As this happens, it is very common to experience sharp pain in the side of the rib cage, or upper back/ neck pain. Often these aches and pain are also associated with headaches. This can be extremely stressful as you may be unable to exercise or work.

What does treatment include:

  • Manual-based therapy including massage and joint mobilisation
  • Exercise-based therapy including a home-exercise program or gym program
  • postural-support taping and devices

We may recommend our group exercise classes to help improve the strength and control of your postural muscles