Cranial osteopaths use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction. They work with the body in a gentle way that is appropriate to all ages, including straight from birth.

All cranial osteopaths are fully trained osteopaths who have gone on to specialise in cranial techniques that involve the whole body, not only the head.

For further information please look at the Sutherland cranial college website link below: https://scco.ac/osteopathy/what-is-cranial-osteopathy/.

William Sutherland was the osteopath that developed cranial osteopathy, helping a lot of children grow noting ‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree’.

Children

Paediatric osteopathy is for children of all ages, including new borns. Practioners have specialised training working with pregnant patients, postpartum mothers and of course children of all ages with varying complaints. It is non-invasive and we work with the child, parents and appropriate healthcare providers to improve child and family health.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body’s structure governs its function, it goes without saying therefore if time in the womb, birth, early days, periods of growth and heavy school bags have caused the structure to become unbalanced or tight any number of functions can be affected.

Lara trained at the Osteopathic Children Center in London for 2 years, getting her paediatric diploma. For more information on both paediatric osteopathy and the Osteopathic Children Center please see here.