What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body including the head;,The osteopath’s highly trained sense of touch is used to identify and correct disturbances and limitations of tissue mobility. Not only around the joints of the skull but also throughout the body; and,It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages from birth to old age.
- Essentially a very safe method of diagnosis and treatment;
- Suitable for all ages from babies to the elderly; and
- Gentle yet extremely effective.
What Can Cranial Osteopath’s treat?
While it can be highly effective at relieving symptoms cranial osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment, such as:
- Headaches Migraines and Dizziness;
- Neck and Back pain;
- Period pain;
- Sinusitis; and
- Orthopaedic and spinal conditions for which other osteopathic techniques would be inappropriate.
In babies and children many of the usual problems of infancy and childhood may be helped, for example, strain patterns from various birth situations (forceps, abnormal position, fast labour, long second stage, large baby small pelvis). Resolving these strain patterns can help with a diverse range of childhood disorders including feeding problems such as colic, congestive problems such as glue ear, developmental and co-ordinational problems.