osteopath

An Roobaert

An Roobaert

An Roobaert has been our colleague for the past few years and we happily refer to her when there are physical complaints during pregnancy or after the birth. On Monday and Friday, she is working at our practice in Molenbeek. Other appointments can be booked at her own practice in Halle (Vondel 8, 1500 Halle).

To make an appointment you can contact her on 02/361 60 65 or 0473/22 31 90.

An Roobaert: “I completed my studies as a physiotherapist in 1999. After that, I followed the fulltime training osteopathy at “The International Academy of Osteopathy’ where I obtained my degree as osteopath DO-MROB.

As my passion to work with babies and children grew, I entered the postgraduate training “Osteopathy for babies and children” with Pantha Rhei in the Netherlands (2008-2010).”

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathie is a treating method where soft and manual techniques are used to trace and treat loss of movement. The purpose of the treatment is to recover the balance in the body. The osteopath focuses in the first place on the origin of this loss of movement.

Osteopathy for the mother

Women can experience loss of movement or blockages in their back or pelvis during or shortly after pregnancy. With osteopathy we aim to support the body during pregnancy so discomfort can be eased and pain can be taken away. This way, we try to give the baby as much space as needed, as well as relieve maternal pressure/pain around pelvis, thorax and spine.

Osteopathy for babies

During pregnancy and birth, certain pressures and forces can be too great and cause tension in your baby (that don’t always recover naturally).

In these cases, osteopathy can be recommended with following complications:

  • Abnormal position of the baby (breech, face-up or face presentation, etc)
  • Difficult turning of the baby at birth or a difficult delivery of the shoulders
  • Cord around the baby’s neck
  • Ventouse or forceps delivery
  • Caesarian Section
  • Premature delivery

In case of loss of movement, these can be loosened with very soft techniques (light mobilization), always respecting the baby. During birth, every the baby experiences a great compression. Normally, this compression has naturally recovered around six weeks postpartum (=decompression). It is therefore recommended to plan a general check-up by your osteopath around that time.

Signals of your baby

  • Digestion problems (unsettled drinking, swallowing after meals, reflux, constipation, bowel cramps, …)
  • Asymmetric shape of head/face
  • Being unsettled, crying, sleeping problems
  • Abnormal positions or movements such as overstretching, asymmetrical positioning or stiffening
  • Recurrent infections such as ear-, sinus- and throat infections

MAke an appointment

An is available by phone at 02/361 60 65 or 0473/22 31 90.