Paediatric Osteopathy

"As the twig is bent, so the tree will grow." 

Treating babies & children

Similarly to adults, musculo-skeletal tension can have an impact on the comfort of babies and young children which can detrimentally affect their posture and future development.

 

Frustratingly when they are uncomfortable or in pain, they are not able to articulate how they feel and it is often changes in their behaviour that alert parents and/or health care professionals to a problem,

e.g. newborn babies may have trouble feeding, sleeping and be prone to excessive crying whereas toddlers may struggle to achieve their developmental milestones.

Many of the tissue tensions found in babies and young children are the result of the natural stresses and strains of pregnancy and birth, especially if there have been complications along the way and/or the birth had to be mechanically assisted with forceps, ventouse or a caesarean section.

Cranial osteopathy is the treatment of choice when treating babies and young children. This treatment approach is based on a more deeply developed sense of touch, called palpation, that is extremely gentle yet surprisingly effective.

Osteopathy offers a drug-free, gentle and holistic treatment for all babies and children. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.