Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy For All Ages

Laura Worsfold

Cranial Osteopathy: What is it?

Cranial Osteopathy is a treatment approach that works on joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The body is always doing its best to cope with the changing demands we ask of it, however the body’s resources for coping are not endless, and sometimes events occur that are too much for the body to correct without assistance.

This is where Osteopathy can help!

Osteopaths diagnose and treat the structural strains and stresses of the body, which may interfere with health.

Osteopathy is well known for treating aches and pains, but is less well known for being able to help with an array of symptoms in babies, children and adults. Osteopathy treats the person as a whole, not just the area of pain, due to the fact that usually the origin of the problem is sited elsewhere in the body.

Many problems in adults are from unresolved birth stresses, which is why it is important that all babies and children are routinely checked and treated after:

  • Birth
  • Teething
  • Falls
  • Accidents
  • Recurrent illnesses
  • Emotional stress
  • Dental work

Doing so will help prevent long term issues, which could become potentially problematic as the individual grows. Some issues that could result are headaches, migraines, poor posture, aches and pains.

Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and Children

Treatment can be given to a baby as young as a few hours old, which will help baby and mum to recover from the effects of pregnancy and birth. It can:

  • Help reduce crying and colic
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve general contentment of a baby

Therefore it is recommended that an annual checkup is beneficial at picking up subtle imbalances that may affect the child in some way.

Cranial osteopathy is a safe form of treatment during pregnancy for conditions such as PSD (pubic symphysis disorder), hip pain, back pain, and general aches and pains. It is safe for babies from birth and in actual fact, the younger the baby, the quicker and easier the strains can be resolved.

To find out more on how osteopathy could help you and your family, please call Laura Worsfold on 01483 418103 or e-mail: [email protected]