Baby Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy for babies and children with our cranial Osteopath in London specialised in Paediatric osteo treatment at home or at the practice


What is cranial osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy for babies & children is a gentle and non-invasive osteopathy technique that aids the body’s self-healing mechanism to relieve trauma or release tension and stresses in the body and the head of the baby that might have been caused during birth.

The different tensions created during labour can have an impact on a baby’s future health such as baby reflux, sleeping problem, stress, colic and other baby pathologies, which could be avoided by only a few sessions of cranial osteopathy after its birth.

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Why Cranial osteopathy after birth helps your baby to start his life on the good foot?

During labour, the baby’s head moves in specific directions while undergoing a lot of pressure from the contractions. The compressions of the skull are usually relieved naturally as the baby starts crying, however, this process might not be enough to relieve all the compression, especially after a difficult birth, for example a long labour, a caesarean section or forceps delivery.

How cranial osteopathy works?

A cranial osteopath can help relieve these compressions in a gentle, safe and effective manner.  After assessing your baby, the cranial Osteopath would hold it and carefully and gently apply pressure where necessary to encourage its body to function as it should. Once the cranial osteopath has rebalanced all the different tensions, baby’s body will then readjust to the correct balance during the days following a cranial osteopathy session. After treatment, your baby will probably be very relaxed and will sleep well. To the contrary, some babies tend to have a lot of energy after treatment, but this is usually followed by a good night’s sleep. After about a week some tensions might reappear (or not) that s why we advise a second session to finalise the treatment and check if all tensions have been released.

Cranial osteopath in London & Paediatric osteopathy

Our London cranial osteopath is specialised in paediatric osteopathy, she has extensive post-graduate trainings in paediatric osteopathy and a large experience, having treated thousands of babies with cranial osteopathy.

She always starts her treatment by an assessment of the baby before using these observation to provide a tailored session for your baby, as every baby is different. You will be able to ask all the questions that you wish and she will give you some tips and advices to increase the efficiency of her cranial osteopathy treatment.

Cranial osteopathy at home in London

We understand some parents prefer to keep their little one at home to avoid public transport or to avoid organising childcare. That’s why our London based cranial osteopath offers treatment for your baby during home visits. Home visit osteopathy is usually great for babies, as they are treated in a familiar environment and are more relax and receptive to the treatment.

Cranial osteopathy at our paediatric osteopathy practice

For parents who prefer to have their baby treated in our paediatric osteopathy practice, our cranial osteopath consult at our 3 practices strategically place in different parts of London.

  • West London, at the Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria station
  • South London, in our Clapham practice between Clapham South Station and Clapham common near Battersea.
  • East London at the Light Centre Moorgate between Moorgate station and Liverpool Street station.

To book an appointment with our paediatric osteopath in London or if you would like to ask our cranial osteopath a question regarding your baby’s condition, feel free to contact us.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised. (Bupa doesn’t cover osteopathy)

For appointment with our Paediatric osteopath in London call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765

Baby cranial osteopathy can help with the following conditions

Cranial osteopathy for Baby General Health

  • Agitation
  • Sleeping disorder

Cranial osteopathy for baby Orthopaedic conditions

  • Torticollis, plagiocephaly, flat head
  • Varus foot, intoeing, pigeon toes
  • Abnormal rotation of the hip
  • Stiffness, hyperextension of the back
  • Difficulty with sitting position, rolling over, crawling

Cranial osteopathy for baby Digestive conditions

  • Reflux, regurgitation, colic, constipation, diarrhoea
  • Ineffective sucking or painful breastfeeding

Cranial osteopathy for baby ENT / Respiratory issues

  • Infections angina, nasopharyngitis, otitis,
  • Wheezing, bronchitis or bronchiolitis

Cranial osteopathy Check-Up after birth

  • Difficult delivery, emergency caesarean
  • Baby in breach
  • Foetal distress, resuscitation
  • Premature baby
  • Neurological issues

Article by James Turgis Chartered physiotherapist