Cranial Osteopathy can be useful for problems such as colic, reflux, constipation, excessive crying, disturbed sleep patterns, feeding difficulties, a dislike of lying on their front or back, favouring turning their head to one side or if baby has a flat or distorted head. Philip can check if your baby has any pressure in the head, or strain in the neck or back, or tension in the diaphragm, and he can help reduce both stress in the musculoskeletal system and irritability of the nervous system. It is highly recommended that you take your baby to an osteopath if your baby should have a fall and is distressed afterwards. Many parents take their baby to an osteopath who uses cranial techniques for a post-natal check-up, especially if the baby was in an unusual position in the womb, had birth trauma (such as a very long delivery, anoxia, forceps, ventouse, breach or posterior positions), a caesarean section or a fast delivery (the compression of the head in the birth canal helps the cranial rhythm). Philip sees most babies twice, a week apart. In most cases there is a significant improvement. Sometimes there is a partial improvement after two treatments and the parent(s) would like additional treatment to go a bit further. Philip does not usually recommend additional treatment if there is no noticeable improvement after two treatments. Colic in particular can be multi-factorial, and it may be necessary to try different approaches.
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