What is Cranial Osteopathy?
The paediatric osteopaths at Body Mechanix have undergone a further 2 years of postgraduate training at the prestigious Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) https://www.occ.uk.com/. Thanks to this rigorous and comprehensive level of training our osteopaths are able to offer gold star treatment in paediatric osteopathy. Postgraduate paediatric training at the OCC offers osteopaths the opportunity to work in depth with patients of all ages from newborn to young adults. Time spent working in NHS premature baby units and paediatric clinics also ensure high exposure to complex presentations and varied levels of disabilities. As a result, you can rest assured that it is very likely we have treated babies, children and adolescents before with the same or a similar presentation to that of which you are bringing your newborn or child for treatment.
Should your osteopath feel your child is best served by a different health care professional such as a GP or Paediatrician, appropriate intervention and referral will take place in a timely manner.
Due to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruling, we are unable to list the many conditions and symptoms treated by Cranial Osteopathy. Until large-scale clinical trials with significant volumes of data have been collected we remain in a difficult position with regards to our ability to advertise what we can treat. As a result, we invite you to get in touch and we can discuss your child's presentation and symptoms on a case by case basis and advise whether osteopathic treatment is likely to be of benefit.
Muscular tensions can impact babies in many ways; such as discomfort in the feeding position, favouring turning their head in one direction and difficulties with digestion. Safe, gentle and non-manipulative techniques could help soothe and relax your baby and reduce tension in areas that may have been tight.
(NB: When bringing your newborns in for a treatment we recommend you bring 'the red book' and any discharge paperwork that was given to you by the Hospital).
We see children presenting with a range of conditions from the common to the complex. Learning the ways of the world can often be quite daunting for children and with that in mind, we look to offer a safe place for treatment, filled with toys, books and all the Pepper Pig paraphernalia you could wish for.
Treatment is often beneficial for teenagers and young adolescents as their bodies adapt to the challenges of growth and the influence of hormones. Expectations and demands at school combined with pressures on the pitch/pool/court as they progress in their early sporting careers can result in areas of tightness and discomfort within their developing bodies. It is not uncommon to prescribe strengthening and lengthening exercises to help young adolescents improve in posture and avoid the effects of 'text neck' and the negative effects of social media.