Paediatric Osteopathy London

Award winning Paediatric Osteopathy clinics, helping treat & strengthen the body. Canada Water, near Rotherhithe, Deptford SE8 & Stratford E15, near Olympic Village E20

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What is Paediatric Osteopathy?

Paediatric Osteopathy treatment at bodytonic clinic London SE16 E1W E14 E15 Canada Water

Are you looking for an Paediatric Osteopath near me in London? Paediatric osteopathy refers to the osteopathic treatment provided to babies and children. It consists of a gentle, holistic and safe approach, suitable for babies and children at all stages of development.

Although osteopaths do not treat specific paediatric conditions, osteopathic treatment can help soothe and relax your baby and promote your child’s health and wellbeing. Our paediatric osteopaths can work alongside midwives, lactation consultants and paediatricians to provide the most effective care and support for babies and children.

Osteopathy, as well as paediatric osteopathy, is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are intimately related. osteopaths believe that if the structure is not balanced and healthy, then the function is affected. As a consequence, a healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal apparatus are essential for the whole body’s health. This concept can be applied to adults, as well as babies and children.

Paediatric osteopaths hold specialist postgraduate qualifications for treating babies and children. They are trained to screen for medical conditions and they will refer your child or baby to health professionals such as a doctor or midwife if further investigations are necessary.

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What to expect during a Paediatric Osteopathic initial consultation

During the first consultation, your paediatric osteopath will go through a detailed case history to help understand any issues that your baby or child is experiencing. The practitioner will also gather information about the pregnancy, the birth and the baby or child’s general health.

Following the osteopathy consultation, an examination of your baby or child will be carried out. Based on the age of your child your paediatric osteopath will assess specific passive and active movements, milestones, reflexes and muscle tone. An explanation of the findings will be discussed with the guardian, along with a treatment plan and the number of sessions that might be needed. Your paediatric osteopath will be happy to answer any questions you have during the initial consultation process.

Following the examination, and if deemed appropriate, osteopathic treatment will begin. Treatment techniques include gentle mobilisations aimed to make the baby or child’s body as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Your paediatric osteopath may also provide advice and exercises to perform at home. They may also make a referral to other health professionals if necessary.

What is the difference between Paediatric Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy?

Paediatric osteopathy and cranial osteopathy are often thought to be the same since paediatric osteopaths tend to use gentle techniques and approaches similar to those used in cranial osteopathy. However, not every cranial osteopath has undergone the specialised training of a paediatric osteopath.

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FAQ’s

The practice of paediatric osteopathy is gentle, holistic, and safe, appropriate for babies and young children throughout their development.

A paediatric osteopath is an osteopath who holds specialist postgraduate qualifications in paediatric osteopathy and is trained to treat babies and children.

Paediatric osteopathy is a gentle, non-manipulative treatment and is safe for babies and children of any age.

A referral from your GP is not necessary prior to come to see a paediatric osteopath. However, we encourage you to keep your GP updated and fully informed about your child or baby’s medical records.

Sometimes a single treatment is all that is required. For some, more sessions may be necessary. In most cases, an average of 3-5 treatments may be needed depending on the symptoms of the newborn, baby or child.

There is no minimum age limit to see a paediatric osteopath. A newborn can be seen within the first couple of weeks after birth unless specific medical contraindications exist.

Paediatric osteopathy is a very gentle approach and is very unlikely to aggravate or worsen your baby’s symptoms.

Paediatric osteopathy cannot claim to help babies with reflux or colics. Paediatric osteopathy can help make your baby feel more comfortable and relaxed, which may improve your baby’s general health and wellbeing. At bodytonic clinic, our paediatric osteopaths work alongside lactation consultants to give postural advice in order to aid with breastfeeding.