Osteopathy and babies

Children and osteopathyOsteopathy uses gentle manual techniques to test the mobility of different parts of the body, and to improve and give back mobility when needed. The gentle techniques used may include cranial osteopathy, visceral osteopathy and gentle mobilization of joints.

From what age?

Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies. Gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby.

Is osteopathy appropriate for babies?

Undergraduate training for osteopaths includes paediatrics and osteopaths are qualified to work with babies and children. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor or midwife.

What happens during a consultation?
Osteopathy and babies

I will check over different parts of your baby’s body. Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s: I will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating babies. I can also talk over any worries you may have and give you helpful advice.