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Meet Amy Riedel

After graduating from Macquarie University with a Masters in Chiropractic in 2011, I have been on a mission to further educate myself about pregnancy and how to best care for my patients. My practice involves mainly pregnant women, mums, bubs and their families. Having worked with both physiotherapists  and osteopaths throughout my career, I have been exposed to a wide range of techniques which has given me a diverse skill set that I can draw upon to customise care individually to my patients. 

What I Love Doing...

Pregnancy has always been my passion and my own experiences through three pregnancies and births have shown me that making little changes can really make a huge difference to not only pain and discomfort, but also birth experience. 

 

I will teach you Optimal Maternal Positioning techniques to use during your pregnancy and birth. I am one of a handful of SPINNING BABIES AWARE PRACTITIONERS in Australia. These techniques help to balance your body, help with fetal positioning, and can be used during labour to help the baby descend and rotate through the birth canal.

 

I work closely work other birth professionals in women's health including midwives, doctors, doulas, acupuncturists, massage therapists, birth preparation teachers (Calm Birth, Hypnobirthing and She Births to name a few), women’s health physios… to ensure that my patients are accessing and benefitting from the best health care possible.

Qualifications

2006-2009

Macquarie University

2010-2011

Macquarie University

2018

Macquarie University

2020

2022

2022 

Australasian College of Lactation

BACHELOR of CHIROPRACTIC SCIENCE

MASTER of CHIROPRACTIC

Optimal Maternal Positioning Ambassador

Clinical Pilates Instructor Training

Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner

Lactation Consultant Training

My Experience

 I have experience helping:

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

  • Lower back pain and sciatic pain 

  • Neck, jaw, shoulder pain, headaches

  • Trunk related dysfunction (thoracic spine and ribs)

  • Round ligament pain

  • Fetal malposition including breech and posterior presentation (knowledge in Webster techniques, Spinning Babies and Optimal Maternal Positioning)

  • Preparing the body for labour by body balancing and encouraging suppleness and responsiveness in soft tissues. (This means less resistance for the baby during the labour process - that is, an easier birth!)

  • Abdominal wall and pelvic floor dysfunction including Diastasis Recti, prolapse, incontinence, dyspanuria. 

  • Post natal recovery including breastfeeding mechanics/difficulties and exercise prescription 

  • Breastfeeding support including positioning and latch

  • Newborn and infants for plagiocephaly, torticollis, head tilt preference, feeding difficulties, tongue ties.