Birth is one of the most stressful events of life. An infant is subjected to enormous pressure, with the soft skull being moulded and the head twisted and turned during the force of contractions.
Compression causes the soft bones to overlap, and whilst some are relieved spontaneously after birth when the baby suckles or cries, with a difficult birth , such as forceps, caesarean or extended labour, this might not happen. These infants often benefit from treatment by a qualified osteopath and many midwives and health visitors also recommend an Osteopathic check up shortly after birth, to prevent the development of problems associated with cranial compression.
The secondary effects of unresolved cranial compressions are wide ranging and can lead to:
Colic or excessive crying
Plagiocephaly(flat or odd shaped head)
When you book your ante-natal Osteopathic check up, book one for your baby too!
As they grow
As toddlers become children and children teenagers, their bodies undergo many rapid changes. Whilst most adapt, sometimes problems relating to growth spurts, hormonal imbalance, stresses and strains, mental and physical don’t resolve, a qualified osteopath can help with some of the problems associated with these conditions.