OSTEOPATHY FOR BABIES
Paediatric osteopathy is a specialised field of osteopathy that focuses on providing treatment to babies. This type of osteopathy is aimed at restoring the balance and mobility of the body’s musculoskeletal system, which contributes to the overall health and well-being of the individual.
Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual therapy that aims to restore the body’s natural function by treating the underlying cause of pain or dysfunction. The osteopath will work with the baby’s parents to identify any contributing factors to the child’s condition, such as feeding or sleeping habits, and provide advice and support to promote healthy development.
Paediatric osteopathy is a gentle and safe treatment that can be used to address a range of conditions in infants and children. During a paediatric osteopathy session, the osteopath will assess the child’s musculoskeletal system to identify any areas of tension or restriction. The treatment for babies and young children is gentle and normally consists of rhythmic movement, massage and subtle articulation of the cranial bones. None of this is painful. We are happy to work alongside other healthcare professionals providing there is good communication and information sharing. Almost ALWAYS there is some homework given so that you can maintain and improve on the work done in the treatment sessions.
If you are interested in paediatric osteopathy for your child, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced osteopath who has received specialised training in treating children. Our osteopath Alex has a postgraduate diploma in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice which means he has gained additional skills, training and experience in working with children (including babies and infants), their families, support networks and other health professionals to improve their health and well-being.
Overall, paediatric osteopathy is a gentle and safe treatment that can help to improve the health and well-being of infants and children. It is a holistic therapy that considers the child’s overall health and well-being and can be used to address a range of conditions. If you are interested in paediatric osteopathy for your child, please give us a ring or book online using the button below.