Treatments

CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY

Cranial osteopathy is also available and is especially suited for the treatment of babies and children. Of course this method of treatment is also suited to some adults. In this technique gentle pressure and movement are used to first assess and then change the movements of the bones, principally of the cranium, but can be applied to the whole body.

Due to there being very little ‘scientific’ evidence to the effectiveness of cranial work we are no longer permitted to discuss it in our published material. Because there are no NICE guidelines – we are, in effect, gagged. Osteopaths have been doing wonderful work for decades helping with all sorts of problems.

All I can say is if you have any questions about this area or ANYTHING else I am more than happy to take your call and talk through your concerns, it won’t commit you to anything. But hopefully inform you of choices.

CHILDREN AND BABIES

Please call me to discuss your particular concerns/needs.

OSTEOPATHY IN PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is a unique experience. Enormous physical, chemical and emotional changes take place over a relatively short period of time. The body has to adapt to carrying up to 20lbs of baby, water and placenta, which can impose terrific physical strain on the organs and tissues of the body. For many years osteopaths have used their skill to help relieve the aches and pains caused by these weight and posture changes during and after pregnancy. It is a good idea to have treatment during pregnancy to allow the body to cope with labour as well as possible, and after to help the body return to normal balance.

WHY OSTEOPATHY?

Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is a gentle way of helping the body to adapt to the changes taking place. The safety of mother and baby is our first concern. After a through assessment osteopathic treatment may help relieve the aches and pains caused by growth in size of the baby and accommodation of the mother’s body to this.

Advice on how to change posture and learn to use your body correctly through pregnancy:

  • Can help to ease the side effects of pregnancy such as: heart burn, indigestion, constipation, sciatica and SPD.
  • Eases the physical discomfort, prepares the way for childbirth and helps the body return to normal after birth.

BENEFITS OF OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Preparation for labour:
An important part of preparation is to ensure that the mother’s pelvis is structurally balanced and able to allow passage of the baby. Trauma to the pelvic bones, coccyx or sacrum at any time in the mother’s life can lead to increased tension in muscles and strain within the ligaments and bones of the pelvis.

Treatment after birth:

Mother: The mother’s pelvis is vulnerable to lasting strain’s from forces involved in childbirth, if not addressed these can lead to mechanical back problems at a later date. Caring for baby can put huge strain on the back and pelvis, from carrying baby, feeding and changing her, the back is taking the strain not to mention the lifting and hip carrying as the baby grows.

Baby: The baby can suffer from the moulding process during birth, and a check-up is highly recommended.