Like adults babies can endure muscular tensions which can impact them in many different ways, such as:
Discomfort in feeding position
Favouring turning their head one side when sleeping
Difficulties with digestion.
Babies have a limited way of communicating and sometimes as a new mum who has fed, changed and nursed a baby that still won’t settle she is left wondering what it is she has missed. Very gentle osteopathic techniques can help to release physical tension and promote freer movement where muscles have been tight, helping to soothe and relax them.
If you’re not sure whether Osteopathy can help, please contact Melissa to discuss what is the right approach for you.
Melissa is passionate about helping babies and their families settle into their new life together and is always happy to have a discussion prior to consultation to decipher whether osteopathy or another alternative is right for your child.
Young children & teens
Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children of all ages.
As your child goes through growth spurts or reaches milestones you may notices changes and be uncertain as to whether they are normal or not. Melissa is trained to assess infants and teens at all stages of development; and is often asked to check over a child’s gait to assess if certain things such as in-toeing or knock knees are normal for the stage of development or not.
A specialised osteopathic assessment can help settle this doubt and reassure you on appropriate care and management.
We treat women from all ages and all walks of life.
Whether it be pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems like back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome, or pelvic floor dysfunction; causing incontinence, pain, pelvic organ prolapse or sexual dysfunction.
You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Osteopaths understand the multitude of factors that can contribute to or cause pain to all parts of the body, including muscles and joints. Whether it be a sporting injury, posture related pain, arthritic pain, “slipped discs”or pre/post pregnancy related pains, we cover it all.
Osteopaths are highly trained experts can also help to improve your pain with manual therapy as well as offering simple and effective tips to manage and avoid pain in the future.