Safe and Gentle Pediatric Care
Ensure a Healthy Foundation for Your Child’s Physical Health and Well-Being
OSTEOPATHy for Pediatric Care
Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and Infants
Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive form of treatment that is safe and well-tolerated by babies and infants. This form of treatment is based on the principle that the bones of the skull, including the cranium, face and sacrum, are interconnected and can affect one another.
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 osteopathy treatment.
Osteopathy for Pediatric Care
Osteopathy provides specialized and gentle pediatric care, addressing musculoskeletal issues in children to promote proper growth, development, and overall well-being, ensuring a healthy foundation for a child’s physical health.
Osteopathy treatments can help ease your child’s symptoms:
- Colic, constipation, Regurgitation
- Latching or feeding difficulties
- Limited neck mobility
- Sleeping difficulties
- Ear, throat, and nose concerns
Osteopathy is a Safe and Effective Form of Treatment, Well-Tolerated by Babies and Infants
Can Cranial 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.
Cranial osteopathy practitioners use a soft touch to release any tension or restrictions where found in the cranium, which can improve overall body function and relieve a wide range of symptoms. One of the most common reasons parents seek cranial osteopathy for their babies and infants is to help with settling their infants. Infants who have difficulty sleeping, who wake frequently at night, or who suffer from colic or reflux, may benefit from cranial osteopathy. Difficulties related to breastfeeding may be the result of restrictions in the neck and cranium, preventing the infant to latch properly or turn their head to a more comfortable position.
Ease Discomforts, Promote Optimal Growth and Development and Improve Your Child's Overall Well-Being
Your Baby Osteopathy Appointment
Cranial osteopathy 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 osteopathic practitioner will conduct specific tests and discuss treatment options for your child.
Your Personalized Treatment Plan
After a complete assessment, your practitioner will provide you with an individualized treatment program for your baby, which may include a combination of manual therapies, lifestyle recommendations, and patient education. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be required.
Your Child’s First Treatment
During your baby’s first appointment, your practitioner will aim to provide gentle manual treatment to help alleviate any symptoms of pain and discomfort for your child.