Osteopathy for Babies and Children

If your child is suffering from any of the conditions listed below, or you just want your child to be given the best possible chance to reach his or her full potential, then osteopathy may help.

Treatment is safe and non­invasive using cranial osteopathy. A very gentle and subtle osteopathic technique that encourages the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. Treatment is beneficial at any age and we would recommend that all babies would benefit from a routine check up after birth.

Osteopathy for babies and children

Improvements are often reported in the following conditions:

  • Crying babies
  • Irritable babies
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Colic
  • Infections ­ ear, nose and throat, low immunity
  • Asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Postural and mobility abnormalities
  • Developmental problems
  • Temporary deafness and glue ear
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sinus problems and mouth breathers
  • Behaviour problems
  • Under and over activity
  • Attention problems
  • Aches and pains
  • Headaches

Many restrictions and injuries within a child’s spine or cranium may not cause pain but lay the foundations for later problems. The paediatric osteopath will investigate and treat the underlying causes of your child’s problem, reducing tensions and improving the basic function of the organs, nervous system, digestive system, circulation and lungs and well as the muscles and ligaments.

What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?