Osteopathy For Mother And Child
The birth process is a very compressive process for the baby. This compression of the head can lead to much discomfort for your baby as it can irritate the nerves that supply the stomach and gut giving the baby colic-like symptoms. Osteopathy can help your baby using gentle baby massage and cranial osteopathy to relax their neck and head to release the compression on the associated nerves.
Some symptoms it can cause are:
- Discomfort whilst laying on their back
- Difficulty sleeping/restless
- Difficulty eating/passing wind/burping
- Difficulty turning their head to one side
- Flat/odd shaped head
Osteopathic treatment can help with compression by using very gentle and non invasive techniques such as cranial osteopathy. Cranial osteopathy works by encouraging membranes within the head to relax allowing the bones to reduce compression within the head.
Exercises and techniques may be shown to mum to help baby at home.
It is also vital for baby’s health that mum and dad are doing well too. Why not book yourselves an appointment when making one for your little one?
Osteopathy can also help older children with headaches, postural imbalances and injuries.