Babies and Children

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Helping your babies and children to feel relaxed and more comfortable is a basic desire for them.

As Mums and Dads, you understandably want the best start for your babies or children.  At Cheadle Osteopathy our specialist paediatric osteopaths care about supporting you and your children as they grow and thrive, investing in their health now and in the future.

3 easy steps to helping your child to feel more relaxed and more comfortable

Feel reassured, that you’re doing your best

“The care at the clinic has been fantastic.  They are always really welcoming and friendly and have great baby care facilities too “

Babies - Specialist cranial osteopathy, paediatric osteopaths

Cranial Osteopathy for babies and children is modified so it is very gentle for their little bodies. It is safe, non-invasive and does not hurt.

It is extremely gentle and cranial osteopathy may help to soothe your baby, helping them to feel more relaxed and contented.

You can hold, feed, talk to and even play with your babies / children during the session if they wish to. The important thing for our paediatric osteopaths, is to keep the baby/child happy and relaxed… and the parents too!

Techniques we use:

Mum and Baby Package

Make the most of your new adventure together

Don’t forget about yourself – you deserve to feel comfortable too.

We care about helping you both to feel more comfortable and free from pain, so you can enjoy your time together in these precious few months and years. After all you need to look after yourself so you can be there when your little one needs you.

Pregnancy, feeding, lifting and carrying your new baby can all lead to aches and pains in your muscles and joints too.

Our mum & baby package makes it more affordable for you both to have treatment you need.

Read our blog post on the importance of looking after yourself too

Older kids

We want to help your child to feel relaxed and comfortable so they can get on with being a kid.

Bumps, falls and injuries are all part of being a child. As a parent you know you can’t protect them all the time but you don’t want them to be in pain and want them to grow up healthy.

As kids get older they also start spending more time sitting, studying and are under more stress and pressure. All of these things can have an effect on their muscles and joints at a time when they are growing and changing rapidly too.

An occasional cranial osteopathy /osteopathy  check up with a paediatric osteopath may be helpful in alleviating any aches and pains, following bumps and falls, minor sports injuries or growth spurts.

The soothing, calming and relaxing nature of the treatment can help them to feel more
comfortable and relaxed.

Helping your children “grow with osteopathy” and supporting them through the scrapes and tumbles of child and adolescent hood, is a real privilege and a joy for us.

COVID 19  – How we are keeping you safe

We sometimes work with patients with specific needs such as those with disabilities or learning difficulties. Please feel free to speak to us prior to your appointment to discuss these.

Cranial / Paediatric osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will refer you or your child to a relevant health care professional if required, for example the GP or health visitor.  Paediatric osteopathy / cranial osteopathy  is not an alternative to mainstream medicine and we often work alongside GPs and health visitors, referring patients to them when appropriate. If you are concerned about your child’s health, please speak to your GP or health visitor before booking an appointment.


Gemma Irvine

Gemma Irvine

MSc Paediatric Osteopathy BSc (Hons) OSt. Med. D.O. N.D.

Kate Dewhurst

Kate Dewhurst

M.Ost, PGCert, Specialist Paediatric Practice

When booking appointment for Babies or Children, please ensure these are booked with Gemma or Kate only.

Osteopathy on children & infants is performed by fully qualified and registered osteopaths.

For more information about the regulation and training of Osteopaths, visit The General Osteopathic Council – you can be sure you and your child are in safe hands.

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