Baby Colic

What is baby colic? How to treat baby’s colic? How to recognise baby’s colic? Paediatric physiotherapist and osteopath in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London

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What is baby colic?

Colic is a digestive symptom which describes a colon pain. Colic usually appears in new-borns from week two or three and up to six months old. The reason behind babies’ colic is mainly that their digestive system is not fully mature yet and needs to further develop. Another reason is the tensions in the digestive system due to the delivery. Parents can usually tell if babies have colic because of the strenuous and incessant crying. Babies will also have their legs pulled up to the stomach and a bloated stomach. Babies will be agitated during sleep and crying that occurs mostly after eating and in the evening.


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Physiotherapists and osteopaths in London, specialised and trained in paediatric physiotherapy and osteopathy in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London

Our team of highly trained physiotherapists & osteopaths provide treatments at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, MonumentLiverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

Our treatments can also be booked at home if you are unable to come to our baby clinic.

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

To book a session with our physiotherapist or osteopath in London: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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How to recognise that your baby has colic:

Your baby may have several symptoms, which are listed below:

  • Gassy tummy
  • Cries for more than 3 hours/day and more than 3times/week
  • Baby is agitated
  • Baby is arched
  • Face is red

What could be the cause of baby colic?

If the obstetrician had to use forceps, ventouse or spatula to deliver the baby, the consequences on the baby’s body might be the cause. Even for a normal delivery, a significant pressure is put on the baby’s head and body, which can lead to general tensions on his digestive system.


Baby Osteopathy in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London

Our osteopaths are trained in paediatric osteopathy and will be able to assess your baby’s condition, give you advice about your baby’s routine and use osteopathy techniques.

What is baby osteopathy?

Osteopathy technique is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Our paediatric osteopath will work on the baby’s body structure to help baby’s body’s own healing mechanisms. Ref: Gosc

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