What is Cranial, Pediatric and Pregnancy Osteopathy?
Developed in the early 1900s in America, cranial osteopathy is a specialised form of diagnosis and treatment using very gentle yet powerful techniques working on stress and tension held deep within the body.
A cranial osteopath uses a highly refined sense of touch to identify areas of stress, torsion and restriction within the tissues and gentle pressure to correct these disturbances.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all tissues of the body.
Like adults, children of all ages can benefit greatly from osteopathic treatment. Parents can contact us directly should they have any concerns, but we also receive referrals from other practitioners involved in the care of children such as GP’s, midwives, health visitors and speech and language therapists.
As pregnancy progresses, hormonal changes in ligaments alongside mechanical postural changes to the body may cause either previous issues to reoccur or even contribute towards new problems. Osteopathy can be an effective way to help relieve these symptoms and make you more comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
There are many common symptoms that as osteopaths we see occurring in pregnant women; back pain, pelvic girdle pain and rib pain. Treatment will take into account your progressing pregnancy and the practitioner will ensure it is safe to have treatment throughout all stages of pregnancy.
Delivery can place demands on your lower back and pelvis, especially after a long labour or if assistance such as forceps or ventouse is used. For some women, this can be even six months after delivery. Then, as your child grows, feeding posture and lifting your child can lead aches and pains in your back, neck and wrists.
Your osteopath can give you help to relieve these symptoms whilst also giving you advice on posture, lifting and returning to exercise, ensuring that you can focus all your attention on your new little one!’
What can Cranial Osteopathy treat?
While it can be highly effective at relieving symptoms cranial osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment.
These may include back and neck pain; joint pain and sports injuries; headaches, migraines and sinus problems; stress; recurrent infection; period pain; digestive difficulties; and treatment may also benefit general health and well-being.
In babies and children many problems such as crying, colic, sickness, wind, feeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, behaviour problems as well as others may all be helped.
If you are not sure whether a problem is suitable for osteopathic treatment, please call the clinic and discuss your case with our cranial osteopath, who will be happy to answer your questions.
Cranial Osteopathy Fees
£50 Initial Consultation – (60 minute treatment)
£40 Follow up Treatments – (30 minutes treatment)
Consultations and treatments by appointment only
Payments are made at the end of each treatment session or consultation. We accept cash, cheque, debit or credit card.
Our Secure iZettle Reader takes chip, swipe and contactless payments from all major credit cards, as well as payments through Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Android Pay.
We are recognised by all major insurance companies and we may bill directly some insurances, including Bupa and Cigna, if you provide us the following details prior to your first consultation:
Your name, address and date of birth
Insurance policy or membership number
Pre-authorisation number for treatment
Number of treatments authorised