Osteopathy – Just for Children was born out of a wish to provide your babies and children with their bodies functioning at their own optimum. Bodies functioning like this may make for happier and healthier children following into adulthood.
If the mechanical strains of childbirth, large bumps or severe illnesses alter the mechanics of the body, staying with us, it may alter our health.
- Free check ups for babies under six months of age
- Self help techniques for draining the ear canals
Hilary wishes that all children could be screened by pædiatric osteopath at birth. Alas there are not enough of us yet! However, so that children don’t have to carry their birth strains with them into adulthood, Hilary and her team offers a free check up after birth and before six months of age. About 30% of children and babies receive treatment.
When osteopaths examine babies, areas of tension are often found in the spine or head which are indications that the baby or child is uncomfortable. A baby may express their discomfort by crying and being unsettled or irritable. In a research study conducted by Clive Hayden into the effects of cranial osteopathic treatment on babies, some parents perceived the following changes in their childs behaviour, reduced crying, improved sleep, less unsettled irritable behaviour and increased quiet happy spells. Hilary set up Saturday clinics for children to allow children of school age to come from further a field (Glossop, the Fylde etc.).