Cranial Osteopathy is the name of a technique used by Osteopaths for a special kind of treatment which involves very gentle and subtle pressure on areas of the body to release unresolved strain/tension in the muscular and skeletal systems. Cranial Osteopathy can be suitable for many conditions such as dizziness and headaches in adults fo any age, but is particularly effective when treating babies and small children.
Cranial Osteopathy is for everyone but is most commonly used in the treatment of babies and children. The birth process is probably the most traumatic even that a person ever goes through. The baby is subject to enormous forces as the womb contracts to deliver the baby against the natural resistance of the birth canal. As a result many babies are born with an alteration to their head shape, especially if there has been forceps or ventouse intervention to aid delivery. It is no wonder, therefore, that birth can cause stresses and strains that can manifest themselves in a whole variety of symptoms. This type of treatment by an osteopath trained in cranial techniques alongside advice, can be helpful in management and conditions such as: sickness and wind, sleep pattern disturbances, feeding difficulties, glue ear, recurrent infections, and growing pains.
A post-natal osteopathic check is a way to alleviate the stresses of birth. Post-natal checks are also recommended for the mum.
As children grow older, the body frame undergoes a number of changes. Not only do the bones and muscles of the body grow and adapt, but so do the bones of the head and face. Growing pains may result from a very rapid growth spurt or increased sporting activity. By treating the problems associated with growth it is possible to help children become & stay fit and healthy.