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Osteopathic Treatment for Babies: Expert Answers to 3 Common Questions by a Hamilton Osteopath

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. What does an osteopath do for a baby?

3. Can an osteopath help a baby not sleeping?

4. When should my baby see an osteopath?

5. How often should a baby see an osteopath?

6. Conclusion


Introduction:

If you're considering osteopathic care for your little one you likeli have many many questions about who we are and what we do. I encourage you to reach out and ask these questions to us directly. The questions below are what we are often asked so will hopefully be of some help to you.

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What does an osteopath do for a baby?

Osteopathy for babies involves gentle, hands-on techniques aimed at solving the specific problem you made hte appointment for as well as improving the babies general well being. Our experienced practitioners in Hamilton at TLC Osteopaths use non-invasive methods to assess and address any structural imbalances, restrictions, or discomfort in your baby's body. The focus is on enhancing the body's natural ability to heal, grow and function optimally. In addition to hands on care, our hamilton osteopaths have a combination of first hand expereince as parents and/or a wealth of knowledge to draw upon to help you understand whats going on with your little one and what you can be doing at home to help.


References:

- American Academy of Osteopathy. (www.academyofosteopathy.org)

- Osteopathy Australia. (www.osteopathy.org.au)


Can an osteopath help a baby not sleeping?

Sleep challenges in infants would be a nightmare, if either of you were asleep. Osteopathic care may contribute to improved sleep patterns by addressing factors such as musculoskeletal tension, digestive issues, or general discomfort. Our hamilton osteo's work collaboratively with parents to understand the unique needs of each baby, tailoring the approach to promote relaxation and better sleep. Our osteopath Jessica has done extra training in baby sleep science and offers this advice alongside her usual osteopathic care.


References:

- Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (www.aasm.org/jcsm)

- Osteopathic Research Web. (www.osteoresearch.com)


When should my baby see an osteopath?

This is trickey to answer but generally speaking it's advisable for parents to consider osteopathic care for their baby if they notice signs of discomfort, asymmetry in movement, or if there are concerns about overall well-being. this may be from as young as a few hours old (which we've had). Common reasons include difficulty breastfeeding, tounge tie(s), excessive crying, traumatic or otherwise intresting birth or unusual head shape. While routine check-ups are beneficial, seeking osteopathic care promptly when issues arise can help address potential problems early.


References:

- The Osteopathic Centre for Children. (www.occ.uk.com)

- Pediatrics Journal. (pediatrics.aappublications.org)


How often should a baby see an osteopath?

The frequency of osteopathic visits for babies depends on individual needs. In some cases, a single session may be sufficient, while others might benefit from a series of appointments. Our practitioners at TLC Osteopaths will assess your baby's condition and provide personalized recommendations. Regular check-ups can also play a preventive role in maintaining your baby's optimal health.


References:

- International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. (www.journals.elsevier.com/)


Conclusion:

At TLC Osteopaths, we understand the unique needs of parents and their babies. Osteopathic care offers a gentle and effective approach to promote your baby's well-being. If you have concerns or simply want to ensure your baby's optimal development, our experienced practitioners are here to support you on this journey. I'd expect you have more specific questions about how osteopthy can help your baby so I encourage you to reach out :)




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Darryl Jenkins TLC Osteopaths Hamilton








Darryl Jenkins is a friendly Osteopath in Hamilton and co-owner of TLC Osteopaths. His qualifications include a undergraduate certificate in Exercise science from Wintec, a degree in Human Biology from Unitec, and a master's degree in osteopathy from Unitec, where he also completed his thesis on human movement assessment. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in acupuncture from AUT which means he practices osteopathy and acupuncture. He would like to be pursuing the postgraduate certificate in Pain Science at Otago Uni (awaiting spouse approval)

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