Supporting the health of your family
Osteopathic care you can rely on
Birth is a process that exerts immense physical pressure on mother and baby, especially if the labour is very short or long, or there are medical interventions like induction, c-section, epidural or forceps.
While we recommend that all newborns come in for a quick screen, often the babies that need treatment are those who are unable to settle, cry excessively, have feeding issues, trouble staying asleep or digestive issues like excessive wind, colic or reflux.
Toddlers and older children are never still, so osteopaths often see them when they've had a fall or bumped their head. It can also be growing pains or injuries from sport/after school activities.
But a child's health is more than that, we may also be able to help their immune system if they are prone to ear or chest infections, or look at their nervous system for behavioural/developmental issues. Osteopaths also treat children with cerebral palsy as part of team approach with other health professionals to improve quality of life.
For Mums & DaDs
We all lead such busy lives, it's easy to put up with that nagging back, headache or sore neck. Sometimes, they go away for a while but it's always there in the background. Other times, a small action like brushing your hair or bending down to pick up a toy sets off the worst pain imaginable.
Osteopathy may help with all of the above. We aim to restore the natural alignment of the body and improve its resilience to everyday stresses. Other conditions we see include jaw pain, migraines, disc bulges, sciatica, gym injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, pelvic instability and more.
For OLDER ADULTS
Aging is a natural part of life. Our muscles lose strength and elasticity; our bones shrink and change shape, even our mental faculties may dull.
Osteopathy can help reduce arthritic joint stiffness, get frozen shoulders moving, hasten recovery from hip/knee replacements or other surgeries and allow people to feel "more like themselves".
Don't let pain stop you from lifting your grandchildren, playing sport or doing the gardening, you should be able to live your life doing the things you like!