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Cranial osteopathy and the treatment of colic

How cranial osteopathy can help soothe away your baby's colicky cries
by Liz Neale

Get a group of new parents together and it won't take long before they start talking about sleep. Or, more likely, the lack of it. The advice to 'sleep when your baby sleeps' is all well and good. However, if your little one likes to party all night, every night, you are soon functioning like a zombie if you can't catch up during the day. So when one of my friends suggested taking my four-week-old to a cranial osteopath to reduce her stress levels (and hopefully help us both rest), I was intrigued.

What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy encourages the release of tension and stresses in the body and the head that might have been caused by the birth. Osteopaths hold and observe the baby, carefully manipulating the body to encourage it to function as it should.

I wondered if it was some sort of 'baby whispering'. After all, if the osteopath was merely holding my baby, ho…

Women's Health Talk for Pre and Postnatal Women

WOMEN'S HEALTH TALK FOR PRE AND POSTNATAL WOMEN
THURSDAY 21 MAY, 7- 8PM

We are running a free women's health talk for pre and postnatal women on Thursday 21 May (7-8pm). There will be talks by Aude Lauriot Prevost and Laura Tilson, Osteopaths at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy who take care of both pregnant women and young babies/children with both structural osteopathy and cranial osteopathy. The talks will cover:

How to look after your spine during pregnancyTips on exercise during pregnancyCommon causes of aches and pains during pregnancyPostnatal rehabilitation Pelvic floor issuesPaediatric osteopathy: why you might bring your baby to see an osteopathCranial osteopathy: what is it?Q & A session

BOOKINGS
To book your place on this talk, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

October NCT Talk: Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy and Your Baby
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 11am - 12pm
About the workshop
Cranial osteopathy is particularly effective in treating babies and young children with problems such as colic, sleeplessness, glue ear and birth trauma. Come along to our free talk on Tuesday 7 October (11am - 12pm) and discover the benefits.

More information and bookings
This talk is free of charge and is open to the general public. Places are limited, so booking is essential. To book your space, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk quoting October NCT talk as the subject.

Forthcoming talks this autumn
Baby massage taster session
Tuesday 4th November 2014, 11am - 12pm

April NCT talk: Cranial osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy and the benefits to you and your babyTuesday 8th April 2014, 11am to 12pm
One of our cranial osteopaths will give a talk on cranial osteopathy and how it can benefit you and your baby.

Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives. The baby is subjected to enormous forces, as the uterus pushes to move the baby as it journeys down the birth canal. The baby has to squeeze through the bony pelvis on its short but highly stimulating and stressful entry into the world. No wonder the baby’s head is often misshapen especially if your delivery ended in forceps or ventouse. Cranial osteopathy addresses dysfunction in the body by using gentle touch to prompt and support change. It works with anatomy and aims to support the body's natural healing mechanisms to restore health.

Topics that we will cover in the talk include:

Unsettled behaviourReflux and digestive problems,ColicConstipationFlat headDifficulties turning the neckSleep issues
Cost and bookings
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How can an osteopath help with breastfeeding?

If your baby is struggling to breastfeed there is plenty of information and support out there to help you both. You can seek advice online or from breastfeeding groups, lactation consultants, tongue tie specialists and your midwife. Not to mention tips from friends and family! But did you know that these specialists are increasingly recognising the role that cranial osteopaths can play to help your baby feed?

At an appointment your osteopath will check the muscles, ligaments and joints that are involved in feeding. For example osteopaths check to see if your baby can turn their head comfortably to feed from each breast. Your osteopath will look at the jaw movement to check that they can open their mouth wide enough to feed. He or she will also check tongue movement for signs of tongue tie or weak suck. Osteopaths can also give advice on feeding and winding techniques specific to you and your baby.

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle treatment which may improve the way your baby feeds. Her…

NCT Talk on Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy and the benefits to your baby
Free Talk! Tuesday 4th June 2012, 11am – 12.30pm

Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives. The baby is subjected to enormous forces, as it journeys down the birth canal.  No wonder the baby’s head is often misshapen especially if your
delivery ended in Forceps or Ventouse.

Laura Tilson, one of our cranial osteopath’s, will speak about how this form of osteopathy can benefit you and your baby, by addressing the dysfunction in the body using gentle touch to prompt and
support change. It works with anatomy and aims to support the body's natural healing mechanisms to restore health.

Topics that we will cover in the talk are: Unsettled behaviour, reflux and digestive problems plus colic, constipation, flat head plus difficulties turning the neck and sleep issues.

For more information or to reserve your place, call the Putney Clinic reception on 0208 789 3881 or email info@putneyclinic.co.uk.