Rhodri Griffiths M’Ost. – Registered Osteopath
Rhodri is a fully qualified osteopath, sport massage, deep tissue & pregnancy massage therapist. With a passion for studying the human body and body mechanics he has developed a great understanding of the musculoskeletal system.
He views each patient as an individual and creates effective personalised treatment plans using osteopathy, soft tissue release, deep tissue, muscle energy, joint articulation, trigger points, muscle inhibition, stretching, and exercise advice aimed at promoting health and well-being, aiding recovery from injury as well as preventing those injuries from reoccurring.
Rhodri is also fully qualified in pregnancy massage, focusing on providing comfortable and effective treatments aimed at soothing and relaxing sore muscles, improving circulation and mobility to meet the needs of mother and baby.
Working with pregnant patients can be really challenging but incredibly rewarding as it is such an exciting time in someone’s life. Having regularly worked with and spoken to expectant mothers I have noticed that there can be a belief that aches and pains are an expected part of being pregnant but this does not have to be the case. Pregnancy doesn’t have to be painful!!!
Common maladies that patients complain of are low back pain, sciatica, upper back and rib pain, pelvic girdle pain, swollen hands and feet and many more. The good news is that we can do a lot to help remedy these issues with manual therapy, education and exercise.
I did my first specific pregnancy massage course in 2014 focusing on working safely with pregnant patients and adapting massage techniques and positions for a pregnant client. My interest continued when Aimee was pregnant with my little boy Thomas and it was then I decided that it would be a good idea to learn more about pregnancy.
I completed a post graduate course in Osteopathic Treatment of the expectant mother with Osteopath and Midwife Helen Robinson which focused on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and the changes that occur during the three trimesters, pre-natal conditions and treatment approaches. Having a greater understanding of the pre-natal process really helped us as Aimee’s pregnancy developed and meant that I was able to help her have a comfortable pregnancy.Rhodri