Cranial Osteopathy For Newborns To Teenagers

I truly enjoy helping children of all ages. Babies, toddlers, children, and teenagers are all welcome! I’m a qualified paediatric osteopath (Diploma Paediatric Osteopathy with Distinction), with extensive postgraduate training and experience in this area.

Newborns & Babies

Cranial osteopathy is gentle treatment suitable for babies and children, and could help soothe and relax your baby. As an osteopath I sometimes work with local health visitors and midwives. I also sometimes work alongside lactation consultants to give postural advice related to breastfeeding.

Toddlers & Children

Cranial osteopathy is suitable for children at all stages of development, including when they grow from toddlers to young children. I have a basket of toys and books to help keep them entertained and happy during their session.

Teenagers

As children become older and move into teenage years, every day activities such as school work, play and sports can lead to pain and discomfort e.g. joint pain, back pain, neck pain and headaches related to neck tension. Osteopathy can help with their recovery.

Get in touch to discuss whether osteopathy can help your baby or child.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Cranial Osteopathy Safe For My Baby?

    Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and safe form of treatment, and is most commonly associated with treatment of babies, even though I use it with my adult patients too.

    Sometimes little ones can be unsettled after treatment (e.g. crying, not sleeping) for 2-3 days as they get used to the changes happening in their bodies, but often parents report that they were “just a bit grizzly” for a day after treatment.

    Often parents report they were contented and relaxed after treatment and had a good sleep.

  • Is Structural Osteopathy Safe For My Child?

    As babies grow to become toddlers and children, I use cranial osteopathy for treatment. As the child grows older sometimes some structural osteopathic techniques maybe appropriate e.g. soft tissue massage in sports injuries, gentle articulation and stretching of joints.

    Osteopathy is a safe manual therapy for children, and often they do not have any reactions. However all parents should know that children can be tired, achey or headachey after treatment for 2-3 days.

  • How Many Sessions Will My Baby Or Child Need?

    Most babies and children will need 3-5 treatments depending on their problem, and what happened during pregnancy and birth.

    Occasionally for some particular issues or complex cases more sessions might be needed but this would be discussed with you fully at the beginning.

  • Do I Need To Come To Each Appointment With My Child?

    All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who can give legal consent for their treatment.

    This is usually their mother or father. If for example a grandparent is bringing them then I will require a written and signed letter from the parent giving clear consent for treatment to be given with the grandparent (or other person) there.

  • What Should I Expect At My First Session With My Baby or Child?
    Your Consultation

    I will listen to why you have brought your little one to see me, and I will also ask lots of questions about their problem. I will also ask about pregnancy and delivery and mum’s health too.

    For older children, I may still asked about pregnancy and delivery depending on why they have come to see me.

    Your Baby or Child’s Examination

    I will then gently examine your baby or child.

    For babies the process looks similar to what you may have seen your GP do. For children I ask them to do some movements such as bending their back, and then examine their joints and muscles to see where the problem is.

    I will then do a gentle cranial osteopathy examination.

    Treatment For Your Baby Or Child

    I will let you know what I found from the examination and whether treatment may help or not.

    In older children, some structural techniques may be appropriate. I will explain what I am going to do before I do it, so you and your child understand and are happy for me to go ahead.