Cranial osteopathy for babies

Osteopaths treat people of all ages. As babies skeletons are softer than an adults, osteopaths use gentler techniques than with our adult patients.

Cranial osteopathy is an extremely safe and gentle treatment approach which aims to ease stresses and strains that osteopaths believe can lead to unsettled or uncomfortable babies. Treatment aims to soothe and relax your baby and, wherever possible, we will teach you techniques to do the same!

Osteopathy is considered a  complementary therapy, therefore we work alongside doctors and midwives to ensure the best care for our patients. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and we will tell you if you need to see your doctor or midwife.

What to expect during your visit with Lorna

During the session we will:

  • Discuss any concerns you may have about your baby
  • Talk about the pregnancy & birth
  • Conduct a standard paediatric examination to assess hip development, primitive reflexes and to check the are meeting developmental milestones
  • Explain what we might be able to help with treatment
  • Provide cranial osteopathy gentle treatment
  • Provide relevant advice 

What is the difference between craniosacral therapy and cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is practiced by osteopaths who are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals. To obtain an Integrated Masters of Osteopathy (MOst) and be able to use the title “osteopath” takes four years of intensive study and a commitment to ongoing study throughout your career.

Craniosacral therapy works on the same principals but as it is not a protected title, anyone can call themselves a craniosacral therapist regardless of their training.

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“I have a long history of back pain and became a patient of Lorna’s this year. I have seen other practitioners but prefer Lorna’s approach which favours appointments generous enough in time for her to assess progress and allow a worthwhile period of manipulation.  I am now enjoying lengthy periods without pain, whenever relapses occur they can usually be explained by not adhering to Lorna’s advice on stretching and posture!"

Mark Structural Engineer 3rd June 2015