It is a common belief that babies and children should have no stresses or strains in their bodies because they are so young. The reality is very different.
We treat newborns and babies, through to toddlers and older children, applying cranial osteopathic techniques.
Although gentle, cranial osteopathic treatment is extremely effective and may be used to help relieve symptoms in a wide range of conditions leaving your little one soothed, relaxed and happy.
After birth, there is still much growth and development yet to occur. This is a time when children learn to crawl, walk, run and communicate and are keen to explore their environment and to interact socially. It is desirable to monitor the progress of these early developmental milestones and to address the effects of any major physical mishaps or developmental lag to prevent problems developing in future.
Osteopathy is concerned with the arrangements of the parts of the body and their movements. The task of the osteopath is to understand what has gone wrong and why and to use his or her hands to allow the organism to overcome its malfunction. Mechanical disorders have a profound effect on the functioning of all body systems and are important not only in the case of spinal and limb pains.
Cranial osteopaths can identify those dysfunctions and help your little ones find a healthier balance and be happier. In each case, our goal is to allow each child to reach their optimum potential, whatever his/her condition.
Cranial osteopathy is safe, gentle and non-manipulative. It encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. In particular, it can help correct the aches and pains that newborns and young ones might struggle to tell you about.
What conditions will cranial osteopathic treatments help with?
Cranial osteopathy treats the whole body and helps to improve many different symptoms. For babies and young children cranial osteopathic treatments can help relieve the symptoms of common conditions and special needs. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.
How does cranial osteopathy work?
Cranial osteopaths have a highly developed sense of touch and are able to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality. These are most apparent in the cranial bones in the head. This enables the diagnosis of areas of strain or dysfunction. Then, using cranial osteopathic techniques we gently release those tensions and restore the whole body’s natural rhythm and balance.
Is cranial osteopathy safe for babies?
Yes, when performed by a well-trained and qualified paediatric osteopath. All osteopaths are required by UK law to be registered and regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. We will always ensure that patients and their babies and children seek appropriate medical advice and treatment alongside any osteopathic treatment, and will refer patients back to their GP if a problem is not suitable for osteopathic treatment.
How will cranial osteopathy help my baby?
This gentle treatment will help soothe and relax your baby, relieving overall discomfort and symptoms so that your baby’s natural healing mechanisms are restored. And when your baby is relaxed and happy, we are positive you will be too.