Baby Cranial Osteopathy

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

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What is cranial osteopathy? Osteopathy for baby

Cranial Osteopathy for babies & children is a gentle and non-invasive osteopathy technique that aids the body’s self-healing mechanism to relieve tensions, trauma 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 baby’s birth.


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 on babies?

A cranial osteopath can help relieve baby’s compressions and tensions in a gentle, safe and effective manner.  After doing a thorough baby assessment, the cranial Osteopath would hold it and carefully and gently apply pressure where necessary to encourage baby’s body to function as it should. Once the paediatric 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 a cranial osteopathy 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 cranial osteopathy, 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 baby’s tensions have been released.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


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 a baby assessment 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, Home visit Osteopathy for babies

We understand some parents prefer to keep their baby at home to avoid public transport or to avoid organising childcare. That’s why our  cranial osteopath in London 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 osteopathy practice, at the Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria station
  • South London osteopathy practice, in our Clapham practice between Clapham South Station and Clapham common near Battersea.
  • East London osteopathy practice 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 cranial 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

Paediatric 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

Paediatric 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


Cranial osteopathy for babies: What you need to know about Paediatric osteopathy.

Is Cranial Osteopathy different from Osteopathy?

Cranial osteo is a softer, more subtle and gentle method than other techniques of osteopathy, which makes it safe and the best approach for babies and children. The paediatric osteopath applies very gentle and specific pressures on different spots of the body and of the head, which aim to trigger and maximise the self-healing mechanism of the body, releasing stress and improving organs functions such as digestion, feeding and sleeping pattern. Cranial osteopathy while being soft and gentle technique is very efficient on many baby pathologies.

How do I know if my baby needs paediatric Osteopathy? (Cranial osteopathy)

Cranial osteopathy check-up after birth is generally advised at least once with a trained cranial osteopath to be sure your baby isn’t going under any stress or tension. The cranial osteopath will assess your baby’s physical condition from head to toe to detect any tension, digestive issue or underlying conditions and treat them with gentle cranial osteopathy techniques.

Even as prevention, cranial osteopathy is advised to make sure your baby starts their life in the best of ways and avoid any digestive, orthopaedic, feeding or sleeping issues.

Is Cranial Osteopathy painful?

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle method of osteopathy, non-invasive nor painful. Cranial osteo treatment will drain all tension of the body, bringing a strong sensation of relaxation.

That is why cranial osteopathy is the favourite osteopathy technique to treat babies and children.

Can my baby benefit from cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy can help any baby, whether they’ve gone through difficult birth or not. Cranial osteo method will help regulate the overall function of the baby’s organs by releasing any stress, or prevent it from happening. It will help improve the general wellbeing, sleeping and feeding patterns, as well as the digestive system.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.