Is Osteopathy safe for babies?

Can osteopathy hurt babies?

Since the movement involved with cranial osteopathy is gentle, it shouldn’t hurt the baby—although there may be mild discomfort.

Is cranial osteopathy safe for newborns?

The treatment is very gentle and parents can be reassured Cranial Osteopathy for Babies is safe and effective. You may have been recommended by your Paediatrician or Doula.

How many cranial osteopathy sessions do babies need?

How many treatments will my baby or child need? Most babies and children react a lot quicker than adults. We generally recommend between 3 and 5 treatments depending on their symptoms, your type of pregnancy and their delivery.

What age can a baby have cranial osteopathy?

If your think your baby is struggling, or you’re worried something is not quite right, we recommend you bring your baby in for an osteopathic consultation as soon as is reasonable; the youngest babies we treat are 2 or 3 days old.

Can osteopathy help with baby reflux?

Baby Reflux

Gentle Osteopathy can relax the Baby digestion, calm the nerves from the neck to the tummy, and ease away stresses and strains baby may feel after the birth.

What are the side effects of osteopathy?

Common side effects of osteopathy

  • Bruising.
  • Headache.
  • Tenderness.
  • Mild pain or discomfort at the point of manipulation.
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Can an osteopath damage your back?

Osteopathic treatment is tailored to the individual patient. It is not recommended where there’s an increased risk of damage to the spine or other bones, ligaments, joints or nerves.