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PAEDIATRIC OSTEOPATHY

Osteopaths are trained and qualified to work with babies and children. Because their skeletons are softer and more complex than an adult's, we use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating, meaning there is no discomfort for your child during treatment

Paediatric osteopathy 

Our osteopaths will ensure your child feels comfortable and pain-free during treatment by using gentle techniques, including cranial osteopathy. These techniques can in many cases help to soothe and relax your baby.

Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children between the ages of 0 to 16, and at all stages of their development.

What to expect

On your first visit, we take a detailed case history and conduct a full clinical assessment of your child. With babies, we'll also ask questions about the delivery, sleeping, feeding and development.

 

The examination is pain-free and differs slightly depending on age:

  • babies, we check whether development milestones have been reached

  • toddlers, the examination takes the form of play

  • older children, we assess movement in a similar way to adults

For all children, we look for tension and restrictions in the body. After consultation, the diagnosis and options are discussed before any treatment is undertaken.

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Rosie Waygood, registered osteopath 

Rosie Waygood completed two Osteopathy Master degrees at universities in London and Hamburg over a 5 years period, where she developed a specialist interest in paediatric osteopathy. Her love for treating babies and children led her to train and work alongside specialists in London, Bruges, Bavaria and Hamburg.

 

Her most rewarding experience was working four-handedly on neonates, babies and toddlers in a child-oriented osteopathy clinic in Hamburg. Rosie has a playful and gentle approach. 

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We can help

All our osteopaths are registered, insured and dedicated to their professional development. To read more click here

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