Colic

  • 9th September 2015

Colic.

Cranial Osteopathy for Babies with colic

For some parents, a new addition to the family can be very stressful.

Being born is traumatic! Difficult births, assisted deliveries, long births, all put a great deal of stress on mother and baby . Think of it this way – the baby is in a muscular sac and squeezed through a tube, out through a bony ring in a twisting pattern that it only just fits through. How would you feel?
Babies can come out twisted and uncomfortable or sustain minor injuries such as getting their arms caught or the umbilical cord caught.

Babies can be unsettled, cry a lot, suffer colic, or have funny shaped heads. They can also have problems with looking left and right easily or feel stiff in your loving arms.

Cranial Osteopathy can be effective for helping babies with colic, relax feel less stressed and help some of the tension in their delicate stomachs.

Treatment is safe, effective and pain free for your baby.

With many recommendations from local midwives and other mothers, why not see if he can help your child…

Children and Teenagers

Toddlers become children and children become teenagers – and for all of them their bodies undergo considerable and often rapid change, seen by the amount of food they can eat!

A younger child may be susceptible to ear, chest and sinus infections, whilst an older child may have asthma, and the young footballer may be diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease (a rupture of the growth plate of the small bump of bone on the front of the shinbone, right below the kneecap).

For the teenager the school bags become heavier and their posture may develop a ‘slouch’ – especially with the increasing use of laptops. Children may suffer from growing pains also which may be helped with gentle treatment and stretching.

Children can also simply hurt themselves, in very much the same way an adult can, by falling over or lifting awkwardly.

During these years, many young people take part in a high level of various sports and recreational activities frequently resulting in injuries which, if not treated when young, can become a problem later in life.

Many older teenagers also start to take on part-time work which introduces them to yet more physical demands on their still growing and changing bodies.

These difficult and increasing demands carry the risk of injury and structural stress that, if not treated now, can lead to more chronic conditions in adulthood.

What can an Osteopath do?

Osteopaths are trained professionals skilled in being able to examine, assess, diagnose and treat many injuries and conditions.

The osteopath may help the body to adapt to growth changes and accommodate the effects of hormones, including their effects on circulation and metabolism as well as on the musculo-skeletal system.

The osteopath may also be able to offer advice on posture and exercise and stability so that the body’s stress has less chance of becoming a postural habit.

Some osteopaths may recommend annual check-ups for your child to prevent these injuries and stresses from developing or becoming a problem in later life. A little like servicing your car!
Speak to us about spinal assessments

Osteopaths make a full spinal assessment of your child to ensure that any spinal curvatures may be detected early on in development. This may aid in monitoring changes and may help with any future treatment programme. Advice or referral can be arranged if necessary .

With many recommendations from local midwives and other mothers, why not see if he can help your child? Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help you.

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