Babies and Infants
During time in the womb or in child birth, a baby may experience difficulties that may cause settling difficulties. Complications during a mother’s pregnancy or labor may also create tensions that cause the baby to experience discomfort. The baby may have experienced compressed positions in the pelvis for a prolonged period of time, or distress with the cord around their neck or during delivery as a result of forceps, venteuse, or caesarian procedures. However, many of these symptoms may be relieved with osteopathic treatment.
Can Osteopathy Help Babies and Infants?
Many symptoms associated with babies and infants are often are the result of tension at the base of the baby’s head. This area houses muscles that, if restricted or under tension, can affect latching and suckling, among other symptoms. A reduction of tension in the neck area can therefore help relieve your child of many discomforts.
Treatment for babies and infants begins with a thorough assessment and discussion with you to determine the underlying cause of your child’s pain or discomfort. Our practitioner will conduct specific tests and discuss treatment options for your child. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be required.