Osteopathy for babies and children
As a mother of two (now teenage), Gayle understands what it is like for parents, as her experience when they were babies was not always a pleasant one. Her children were 15 months apart after very difficult pregnancies, both suffered with colic and digestive issues, were unsettled at night as well as during the day and all this lead to one very stressed mum. Her experiences with her pregnancies and her babies sparked a ever growing motivation to help other parents to experiences be more positive.
Then along came Sarah, with her vast experience of cranial techniques and a passion for treating babies and their parents. She has a special interest in child development and is currently studying a level 2 qualification in neuroscience of the early years, so that she can apply this knowledge to her littlest patients.
Our dedication to helping new families has led us to sponsor Bosom Pals, our local breast feeding support group, as well as learn as much as we can to help our patients with their own feeding journeys.
Osteopaths are trained and qualified to work with babies and children during their undergraduate studies, but Gayle and Sarah have continued to update and enhance their skills in this area with further post-graduate training.
Babies’ and children's skeletons are softer and more complex than an adult’s and osteopaths will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating, meaning there is no discomfort for your child during treatment. In fact gentle manipulation can help soothe and relax your baby.
Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development and an assessment of your child will be undertaken at initial consultation, to see what might help.