A newborn check offers an opportunity to bring your baby into the practice, as soon as you feel able, for an examination, and gentle cranial treatment.
The baby’s head has the remarkable ability to absorb the stresses of normal labour. However, many babies are born with or develop odd shaped heads and bruising. This normally recedes in the first few days, as the baby cries, sucks and yawns, but sometimes the recovery process is incomplete.
Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies. It could help soothe and relax your baby.
Cranial techniques are safe, gentle, and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating young children and newborn infants. Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development.
- Head shape abnormality
- Breastfeeding difficulties
- Colic / Excessive crying
- Birth trauma (forceps, C-section)
- Reflux / Constipation
- Sleep disturbances
How many sessions are required ?
Sometimes, a single treatment will be enough to do this, and we will not recommend further treatment. If it seems that your baby would benefit from more treatment, we will let you know, and you can choose whether to book.
On average 2 to 5 treatments are sufficient (this can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the age of the child).
Our team has extensive experience working with infants, babies and children, helping them through the conditions stated above.
The sooner an osteopath is able to diagnose and treat your baby, the easier it is for the balance within the child to be restored.