Why do babies see osteopaths for treatment?
Babies often present with the following set of symptoms:
Irritability and inability to settle
Indigestion/ significant wind after feeds
Screaming, especially evenings around 5-6pm
Gets very distressed and angry; may kick legs
Gulping of food, then very sick with wind
It is believed that these symptoms occur because the child becomes stressed during the birthing process, which can take many hours to complete. The result is a set of symptoms probably similar to those of an adult under significant stress.
How and why do you treat babies?
Babies, as already stated, can get stressed when the mother is in labour, especially when delivered by forceps or suction. Tension in the muscles and covering soft tissues of the head, neck and abdomen can occur.
With the use of gentle soft-tissue release techniques, including cranial osteopathy, these tissues relax and the baby returns to normal within two to three sessions. The alternative is months of unnecessary stress and anguish for the parents.
Cranial Osteopaths, Beckenham and Bromley
Before you bring your baby in for cranial osteopathy treatment, you may have questions. Please do call for a chat or to arrange for a treatment. The VJ Barnes Clinic is in Beckenham and is ideally suited for patients in Beckenham, Bromley and South London. There is free and convenient parking to the front of the practice, ideal for bringing your baby into the practice.
Call 020 8650 5001 to arrange a treatment.