Cranial Osteopathy – Babies

Cranial Osteopathy – Babies

Cranial Osteopathy is said to be particularly effective for babies and children as birth is the most stressful event of our lives.

During delivery the baby’s head has a remarkable ability to absorb forces through the turns and twists of the bony pelvis, in effect moulding the baby’s head. This moulding results in misshapen heads and can change within the first few days as the baby suckles and cries. However, the un-moulding process is often incomplete especially if the birth has been difficult and as a result the baby may have to live with uncomfortable stresses in the body.

Cranial Osteopathy is a non-invasive technique, where gentle pressure is applied where necessary to aid the health of the body.

Ways in which babies can become distressed:

  • With the first born the cervix has not opened before therefore this usually meaning stronger contractions and greater need for analgesic drugs.
  • Birth by Assisted Delivery – Ventouse/ Forceps, can affect natural moulding of the baby’s head.
  • Premature/Overdue Foetal Distress Cord Around the Neck
  • Caesarean Birth

These stresses could cause:

  • Crying/Irritable baby
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Colic
  • Sickness and Wind
  • Infections
  • Sinus Problems
  • Asthma

Because the treatment in non-invasive and does not involve the use of any drugs it is very good treatment for children as there are no concerns about side effects or interference with other medical therapies.

Anne Wilde is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. To make an appointment with Anne please ring us on 01625 54 9000.


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