Babies, Small Children & Teenagers

How osteopathy can help

Symptoms and Conditions

Treating babies is quite different to treating adults, and this is why I don’t have a list of symptoms and conditions here. Often people will get in touch and ask me if I can treat colic, or get their baby to sleep. However, the answer to such a question is not straightforward. The official medical definition of colic is excessive crying. Although it is often attributed to abdominal pain, there isn’t any concrete evidence to say this is what is actually causing your baby to excessively cry. During an appointment with Swansea Body Kinetics we explore lots of different avenues in order to build up a picture of what could be upsetting your baby.

If your baby has been changed, fed, winded, soothed, and is not too hot or too cold and is still upset then you may wish to explore other reasons that your baby is crying.

Rosie Jones M.Ost SPOP is qualified to carry out a full examination of your baby. This examination explores whether there is something going on with your baby’s musculo-skeletal system that could be causing them discomfort. Information gathered from examining your baby is used in conjunction with a full case history that gathers details on your pregnancy, birth, family history, and medical history in order to build up a picture of what could be leading your baby to feel uncomfortable.

For example, if your baby shows signs of discomfort when turning their head to the left, then you may find that they have trouble latching on to the right breast when feeding. This could lead to air being taken in at the same time as breast milk, and then your baby might get significant wind following feeding. In this case your osteopath would treat your baby’s neck and head in order to help them move their head better. They would also give you different methods to help with your babies digestion and different ways to wind your baby.

When should I bring my baby?

  • If you are having trouble latching
  • If you are having trouble breast feeding
  • Does your baby cluster feed?
  • If you have an excessively windy baby
  • If your baby has a sluggish bowel
  • If your baby favours looking one way a lot of the time
  • Do you find that you cannot put your baby down?

How soon can I bring my baby to you?

Rosie is qualified to treat babies from as young as 2 or 3 days old. If you are unsure if osteopathy is the right treatment for your baby please feel free to get in touch, our osteopaths are happy to talk with you in more detail.

How Osteopathy can help

Osteopathic treatment is specific to you as an individual. It aims to deal with the origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms.

After an initial consultation to determine the root cause of your problem, we use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and to tackle any other factors that may be causing your symptoms.

What is involved 

Treatment involves manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints to release restrictions, to  decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and to encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area by ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.

Session Length

An initial consultation is up to an hour and twenty minutes – shorter if the condition is not too complicated. Treatment sessions are 30 – 40 minutes per session.

Treatment Length

The average number of treatments with an osteopath is between 3-5, however it does very much depend upon the person and the problem they have. For example if you have to keep doing something in work that sets off your issue, you may need more sessions.

Concerned about your baby?

There is no reason why you should worry when help is at hand

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Having suffered with Pelvic Girdle Pain in her first pregnancy (so severe that she was on crutches), my wife was recommended to see Rosie. What a difference! With regular treatment my wife was able to manage the pain and be a lot more mobile right up until the birth. Rosie has a genuine enthusiasm for treating pregnancy related problems and really has made all the difference to this pregnancy. We can’t recommend her enough!

Owen Price

My back is feeling loads better, in fact I haven’t really had any pain since I saw you last week!

Anon

Rosie has been amazing throughout my pregnancy dealing with any niggles and body changes as they develop and quickly putting a stop to them – can’t recommend enough.

Anon

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102 Glanmor Road
Uplands
Swansea SA2 0QB

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