Osteopathy for Babies & Children

Can Osteopathy help my child?

Osteopathic practitioners at Mersea Road Colchester, look for tension and restriction in your child using the same principles and similar techniques as they would in an adult. They then aim to remove these tensions and restrictions, sometimes with very gently and subtle techniques called cranial Osteopathy. Just as an adult will feel relief from freeing tight areas so will your child and in response to this will often feel more relaxed, calm and comfortable.  For more information on cranial osteopathy please see the cranial osteopathy section.

Osteopathy for babies & children

Babies often present for osteopathic treatment after a difficult labour or birth. As the child travels through the birth canal their heads are subject to a lot of pressure which under most circumstances they are excellent at adapting to. However, sometimes, particularly with prolonged labour or intervention, these forces can be too much.

Can you treat children of all ages?

Osteopathy for ChildrenYes, we do treat babies and children of all ages and our osteopaths will devise a treatment plan for each individual.

We also treat many babies and children at the Mersea Road Osteopathic Clinic here in Colchester. We have a number of osteopaths trained in cranial osteopathy for babies and children and our most common source of introduction is recommendations from the mum’s and families of the children we treated before.

Please feel free to call us at the Mersea Road, Colchester Osteopathic clinic and one of our team will be happy to give you more information.