Why would a child see an osteopath?
We treat babies and children
When an osteopath examines a child they assess their body to see how easily and how well it moves and functions, looking for signs of tension, asymmetry, restricted or altered movement patterns.
Are osteopaths safe for babies?
Osteopathy for babies and children is safe, gentle and effective. Osteopaths apply a subtle pressure on the affected area to release the tension or stress.
What can an osteopath diagnose?
Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Can an osteopath help my baby sleep?
The goal of a cranial osteopath is to remove this residual tension left in the body of a baby as a result of birth, or during pregnancy, allowing the headache to ease and the feeling of pressure to dissappear, enabling the baby to relax and sleep.
Does cranial osteopathy hurt babies?
Baby Cranial has no known risks, as the touch is so delicate it cannot physically hurt the baby. Your practitioner must be fully trained in baby health, and we do not recommend you see a practitioner of other disciplines who does cranial work or cranio-sacral therapy as an extra, saying they can treat “Colic”.
Can an osteopath help with 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. We treat the baby’s body gently to relax and ease away things that may disturb them, so they are calmer, feed better and sleep better.
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.
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 do Paediatric osteopaths do?
This is the specialism of using gentle osteopathic techniques specifically for treating babies, children, teens and perinatal mums. Our paediatric osteopaths look beyond conditions and take a holistic approach to a patient, using manual techniques to restore, maintain and support health and wellbeing.
Can an osteopath help with colic?
Osteopathy, often combined with medication, can help relieve symptoms of colic. Crying for no apparent raison: baby is not hungry, doesn’t have a wet nappy, is not cold/hot.. Excessive and explosive flatulences, excessive bowel sounds, hard and distended abdomen, frequent watery/mucousy stools.