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Cranial Osteopathy and Baby Clinic

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Cranial Osteopathy and Baby Clinic

Research in support of Baby Osteopathy:


Osteopaths are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies. Osteopaths are therefore qualified to work with babies and children

Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare and/or primary, secondary and tertiary care in NHS settings. Undergraduate training for osteopaths includes paediatrics and many osteopaths hold specialists post-graduate qualifications in paediatric osteopathy.

Cranial osteopathy is just one of a large range of techniques used by osteopaths for treating patients presenting with musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal symptoms. Osteopaths who practice cranial osteopathy place their hands gently on the head and over the sacrum which is part of the pelvis.

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathy that encourages the restoration of the body’s balance and helps to remove any underlying tensions and relax your baby. Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s. Cranial osteopathy uses a variety of gentle handholds and movements on your baby’s body to help soothe and relax your baby following his/her birth. These handholds are used on special points on your baby’s head and body and are done in a gentle sympathetic way.


Osteopaths spend four to five years in training so that they have a good understanding of how all the body’s organs, joints and muscles all interrelate and correspond with one another. These relationships become more relevant during pregnancy as the body progressively adapts to the unique stresses imposed upon it (especially as it prepares for the birth process).

During this unique time inevitably some issues may arise and osteopaths are well situated to help diagnose and resolve these problems. Common complaints include:

Common problems

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  • Sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain

    Sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain

    Typical Symptoms: Mild to very acute buttock pain and/or thigh, knee, calf muscle and foot pain. Pain is apparent as a constant dull ache and/or tingling in the leg…

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  • Sacro iliac joint paint (lower back pain)

    Sacro iliac joint paint (lower back pain)

    Typical Symptoms: Lower back, hip and groin pain that can range from sharp shooting pains to stabbing pains that worsen with activity…

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  • SPD (Symphasis pubic dysfunction) or pain at the front of the pelvis

    SPD (Symphasis pubic dysfunction) or pain at the front of the pelvis

    Typical Symptoms: Pain at the front of the pelvis and thighs on any weight bearing actions such as walking with your pushchair and/or pain from sitting to standing…

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  • Generalised muscular pain

    Generalised muscular pain

    Typical Symptoms: Muscle pains and discomfort during pregnancy can cause wide-ranging issues from leg cramps through to neck and shoulder pain and/or lower back pain…

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  • Neck aches and headaches

    Neck aches and headaches

    Typical Symptoms: Varying stiffness, pain and tenderness in upper back, shoulders and neck, eventually affecting neck rotation...

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