Est. for over 30 years
16A HIgh Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AD
One of the most frequent enquiries to the practice is for osteopathic treatment for babies and children. We have been successfully providing osteopathy treatments for babies and children since 1995.
Osteopathy is also able to help with many of the common problems during the growth and development of babies and children.
Osteopathic treatment of children is extremely safe and gentle. It does not involve any strong massage or manipulation. We receive lots of recommendations from lactation consultants, tongue tie specialists, and health visitors. Usually the cranial or cranio-sacral techniques are used in these instances.
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Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy, and it can be used throughout the body not just on the head. The name cranial osteopathy simply refers to how the original evaluation was made in reference to the skull.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective approach to treatment of a wide range of problems in the whole body.
Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. Most people become deeply relaxed during treatment and it is not uncommon for people to fall asleep.
Cranial osteopathy is difficult to ‘prove’. But the modern scientific understanding of physiology is helping to validate the principles of diagnosis and treatment.
There are also a number of clinical studies investigating the effects of cranial osteopathic treatment. Recently it has been found that there was evidence of benefit from osteopathic treatment for pre term infants on length of hospital stay, as well as evidence of benefit from treatment for infants with colic for reduced crying time.
No serious adverse events were reported from these studies either.