Paediatric Osteopathy
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When treating babies, our osteopaths only use a very gentle form of treatment. There are no ‘cracks or crunches’ or other forceful movements. This makes it a very safe, gentle, yet incredibly effective treatment for the musculoskeletal components of a wide range of problems affecting babies, children and pregnant women.

The birthing process can be incredibly demanding on both mother and baby – especially if birthing aids such as forceps or vacuums are used – which may create stresses and strains throughout the baby’s head (cranium), spine and pelvis. These strains can irritate surrounding nerves and compromise blood supply, resulting in pain, headaches and digestive issues.. Our Osteopaths will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward and if referral to other health practitioners is required.

Common Complaints?
The most common complaints seen in newborns are reflux, colic and feeding difficulties. A baby will often communicate there is a problem by being unsettled, irritable or wakeful.

Symptoms in a newborn baby to be aware of are:

  • Colic
  • Excessive wind
  • Continuous crying
  • Difficulty feeding or a preference to feed from one breast
  • Stiffness of the neck muscles
  • Favouring the head to one side
  • A misshapen head (plagiocephaly)
  • Jaw restriction
  • Sleeping difficulties

Professional Osteo services for Babies, Toddlers & Children in the Torquay Area

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.

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