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Osteopathy Can Help...
A Brief History
I am an Osteopath with over 20 years experience and have a special interest in paediatrics, the most common complaints I see are wind, reflux and latching issues. Osteopathic treatment is a manual therapy, we as a practice use a gentle non manipulative approach with children.
Treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms, optimising the child’s health and hopefully relieving the underlying cause of the child’s complaint. This does not necessarily mean a cure.
Treatment often can take somewhere between 3-4 sessions, depending on the condition and its severity. Treatment is a process and involves a degree of parental participation sometimes this means a change needs to take place within the context of home life i.e. sleep routine or eating habits. Our approach means we will advise parents on simple dietary strategies especially for breastfeeding to improve supply and reduce the likelihood of milk causing stomach issues with baby. We also help parents to improve winding and settling technique. Supplementation may also be advised which is based on current research data. Various products on the market are also available for reflux and wind issues, the standard medically prescribed products are best discussed with your GP. The merits of any over the counter or popular products recommended by friends and family can also be discussed based on current research opinion. Any additional breastfeeding advice is freely available privately or through the public system from a lactation consultant.