Paediatric Osteopath in London – Cranial Osteopathy

How does Osteopathy for babies works? Baby Cranial Osteopathy

Paediatric Osteopaths work different techniques to diagnose medical conditions and allow the body to heal itself using its own healing mechanisms. 
Cranial osteopathy  (baby osteopathy) is a completely natural therapy, which identifies and treats mobility restrictions. 
By working on the integral structure of the body, and looking at how bones, muscles and connective tissues work together, osteopathy will restore your baby’s body to a balance. 
The patient is assessed from a functional and postural angle, treating the body as a whole structure. Osteopathy is a holistic approach, which focuses on the root of the problems rather than fixing the consequences.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Osteopath for baby in London at our practices in East London Moorgate Monument EC3, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London

Our paediatric osteopath in London has years of experience in treating babies with baby cranial osteopathy

Our osteopath for babies in London is highly trained in perinatal and baby cranial osteopathy. She studied osteopathy to a masters level with a 1 year post grad in perinatal osteopathy both in France and in the UK. She then worked for many years treating only babies and women. Baby Physio works with her as she is considered one of the best osteopaths for babies in London.

Baby Osteopathy at our practice in London, Clapham, Belgravia & Moorgate Monument with our Cranial Osteopath

If you prefer for your baby to be seen at the practice our osteopath consults at in West London: Belgravia near Victoria station, in South London: Clapham between Clapham South and Clapham Common and in East London: Monument near London Bridge and Bank.

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Monument near Moorgate, London Bridge Bank: 36 St Mary at Hill, EC3R 8DU
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA
  • Light Centre Clapham, right next to Clapham Common Station: 151-153 Clapham High Street

Baby Osteopathy at home in London, Home visits for Cranial Osteopathy

For mothers with a busy schedule or who do not wish to travel with their baby, our osteopath offers home visit baby treatment in London. Our Cranial osteopath will come to visit your baby at home and treat him in the same way as in our osteo clinic. Our Cranial Osteopath covers South London, West London, North London, and East London areas for home visits.

Cranial Osteopath covered by Health Insurances

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Globaland BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA InternationalAXA PPP), Cigna registered& recognised and WPA registered & recognised

Note that Bupa Uk doesn’t cover Cranial Osteopathy

To book a home visit session with our osteopath in London or an appointment in our practices in Belgravia or Clapham: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

Different treatment techniques used by our osteopath for babies in London are:

  • Baby myofascial release osteopathy
which uses a constant pressure until release is achieved. It is primarily used for myofascial structures.
  • Baby cranial osteopathy and cranio sacral osteopathy
 which uses light touch to feel and ‘listen’ to your body, similar to when the medical historic is taken. Contacts are made at the base of the spine, the head, as well as other areas depending on the symptoms.
  • Baby soft tissue osteopathy or manipulations
which is a manual technique used to stretch or relax dysfunctional soft tissue structures.
  • Baby visceral osteopathy technique
Our visceral organs form an important part of our anatomy and physiology, making them a significant consideration when formulating an osteopathic diagnosis and treatment plan. The holistic approach to osteopathy emphasises this. This is usually preformed through a gentle external massage often on the abdomen.

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Baby Cranial Osteopathy: what you need to know

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is a non-invasive method of osteopathy generally performed on babies to help release tension and improve the body’s self-healing mechanism. Cranial osteopathy can be performed in order to help with a specific condition or to rebalance tension in a baby’s body in general. It also brings many benefits to the whole body and its organs in general.

Cranial osteopathy is often the type of osteopathy that suits babies best as it is a very gentle and soft technique.

Does my baby need cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy treatment can be useful for babies in order to rebalance tensions that could cause symptoms, but other osteopathy techniques could be more appropriate for your baby. The best way to know if your baby might need cranial osteopathy is to have an initial assessment with our osteopath so she can tell you what would be the best osteopathic technique for your specific baby’s condition.

What do cranial osteopaths aim to look at in a baby?

Cranial osteo for orthopaedic issues

  • Baby Torticollis
  • Baby Flat head
  • Baby Foot deformity/club foot
  • Baby Hip rotation issue
  • Difficulty to sit, roll over, crawl

Cranial osteo for digestive issues

  • Baby Reflux
  • Baby Colic
  • Baby Constipation
  • Baby Diarrhoea
  • Baby Latching problem, breastfeeding difficulty

Cranial osteo for respiratory issues

  • Baby repetitive chest infections: bronchitis, bronchiolitis, cold

Cranial osteopathy for tension and stress in babies

  • Baby general agitation
  • Unsettled baby
  • Baby sleeping difficulties

Cranial osteopathy check-up for baby after difficult birth

  • Ventouse, forceps
  • Baby in breach position
  • Foetal distress
  • Premature baby
  • Neurological issues

What does cranial osteopathy treatment feel like?

Cranial osteopathy treatment may bring sensations of warmth where the pressure is applied. As the tension is being evacuated from the body, cranial osteopathy may bring a deep feeling of physical relaxation. It is not rare that baby has a good nap after his cranial osteopathy session.

Is Cranial Osteopathy Painful?

No, Cranial osteopathy is not painful, it is actually one of the softest osteopathy techniques. That is one of the reasons why cranial osteopathy is the technique of choice for babies.

What are the benefits of cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy will work not only on the area where the issue needs to be treated, but also on the overall aspect of the body. Cranial osteopathy treatment can bring an amelioration of the body’s function, such as the digestive system, sleeping pattern, feeding pattern…

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


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