A common misconception about Osteopathy it is not for babies as they are already highly elastic and don’t experience joint problems. Although, the later is true the birth process is one of the most extreme forms of forces our body undergoes during our lives. Our body is still very fragile while travelling through the birth canal and there are extreme forces required in the multiply contractions birth that allow us to pass through the mother’s pelvis and enter the world. For some babies, during the early stages of life, our the cranial bones can be slightly out as a result of the forces taking place during the birth process. These are can often rectified alone but our osteopaths have strategies, with cranial therapy as one example, which can help assist the plates of the skull achieve normal positioning.
Our osteopaths believe nerves serving the lips, tongue and some muscles in the face can often be affected during the stress placed on the skull during birth. With gentle palpation and cranial osteopathic techniques the therapy can help assist with the baby’s healthy living and ensure the cranial structures are progressing in a normal manner.Cranial osteopathy for babies can often assist with the sleep pattern of babies also. If the baby is experiencing slight misalignment they may be lacking sleep and once the issue are resolved it will minimise sleep lost as a result of bad joint settings. Cranial osteopathy for babies with Colicis also thought to be a beneficial, as is cranial osteopathy for babies with wind.
Our osteopaths are highly trained health professionals who take a babies normal growth progression into account and assist with the health. The techniques can be used to assist normal growth. The benefits of the cranial osteopathy for babies has had extensive research and there is strong evidence showing its many benefits.
Sarah has been a client of clinic since before giving birth to her daughter and believes in cranial osteopathy for the newborn. She says “I was lucky to get more then three hours of unbroken sleep in a row before my little one’s cranial osteopathy sessions. The results were almost immediate. I recall after the first session my daughter seemed a little unsettled and restless through the night. I considered this normal, but after around the third visit to the osteopath I believe I noticed considerable difference in her sleep pattern.” This form of therapy can be an excellent way to calm the unsettled babies and assists with sleeping.
Cranial osteopathy for children is also beneficial during their growth and development. This will help to identify and disturbances to growth during the early stages. Children can be very active and often injuries can result as a result of some of the things that may take place in a child’s life the mother may not be aware. I check up with our Osteopath can assure their health is coming along in the correct fashion and any mystery sufferings such as headaches or growing pains can be identified.