Osteopathy For Babies (Colic, Reflux etc.)

mother-and-babyx350EF Osteopathic Clinics have become widely recognised in the field of Paediatric care. We utilise a range of Osteopathic techniques in this area with very high success rates in Colic and Reflux treatment, Irritability, Constipation etc.

babyPrimarily Cranial Osteopathy or Cranio-sacral therapy is used to treat babies and children, this is a very gentle and safe hands on treatment approach. Cranial Osteopathy works on any stresses or strains that occur in the skull, neck and chest due to childbirth.

Childbirth is not only stressful on the mother but also on the baby, their skull is subjected to quite large forces as it passes through the birth canal and these forces can have a significant effect on the general health and wellbeing of a baby. As the skull passes through the birth canal the bones being dis-articulated actually overlap each other to allow a smoother passage through the pelvis. Quite often these bones may not return to their correct position and this results in stress and strain patterns in the skull. Furthermore as the chest passes through the pelvis it is also the subject of a compressive type force, it is this force that has been widely accredited as to the reason why the diaphragm starts functioning. The importance of our diaphragm to our health can not be stressed enough, it governs how we breathe, how blood returns through our veins and how well our digestive system functions, therefore given its influence on our digestive system, any impairment of its function has a huge effect on a baby.

Babies born via Caesarian section (C-section) avoid a considerable amount of the stresses and strains expressed on the skull. However during C-section there is also no compressive force on the chest wall and as a result most C-section babies exhibit poor diaphragmatic movement and therefore colic reflux type symptoms are prevalent.

What We Treat:

  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Wind
  • Constipation/Diarrhoea
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Excessive spewing
  • Colic Reflux treatment