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
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.
Hannah Marsh, registered osteopath
Our osteopath Hannah Marsh has a specialist interest in osteopathy for babies and children, and will ensure you and your precious child feel at ease when visiting our clinic.
Her professional curiosity began early into her 5 years' training at the London School of Osteopathy. During this time, she practiced at the weekly paediatric clinic treating babies as young as a few days old, right through to children in their teens.
She is passionate about the results that can be achieved having benefited from treatment herself as a child, and having seen first-hand how it helped her own newborn baby.
Hannah also draws on her experience as a former professional dancer, helping children who compete at all levels of sport and dance, including athletics, rowing and gymnastics.
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.