Mothers & Babies
Expectant Mothers & Post Pregnancy
Mothers can often experience spinal and pelvic pain during pregnancy as their baby develops. This is often due to due to changes in posture plus hormonal effects on ligaments. Sometimes, symptoms can persist after the birth. Our osteopaths can use a combination of treatment, advice and exercises to help during this period. Treatment is very gentle and safe for mum and baby.
Babies & Children – Cranial Osteopathy
Every parent’s priority is to provide the best environment to support their child’s health as they develop and grow. Cranial Osteopathy can offer a very gentle approach, particularly for babies. Children’s requirements differ depending on the stage of their development. As they grow from infants, toddlers, children to teenagers, our osteopaths will consider your child’s individual needs, age and stage of development, and adapt their advice and treatment accordingly.
Osteopathic practice is safe and effective. Research has shown that people trust their osteopath and are extremely satisfied by their experience of osteopathic care*. This provides parents confidence in the level of care their children can expect to receive.
How can your osteopath help?
Parents visit osteopaths for a range of reasons to support their child’s health. Children, like adults, can be affected by general joint and muscle issues, which is one of the reasons people visit an osteopath. Parents will also take their babies and children to visit an osteopath for a variety of other health reasons that may benefit from osteopathic care.
Our care is based on the individual needs of the patient, it will vary depending on your child’s age and the diagnosis. Our osteopaths generally use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility and optimising function. This is often used together with exercise and helpful advice. Our osteopaths have been trained in very gentle techniques which are particularly suitable to assess and treat very young children, including new-borns. Please call us to find out more.
“93.2% of osteopathic patients felt that their experience of osteopathy was very good.”
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures adult data, 2017
“96% of osteopathic patients expressed confidence in osteopathic treatment and advice”
You.Gov Public Perceptions survey, 2015
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