What is Cranial Osteopathy | Glasgow City Osteopaths
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Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy on a babyCranial osteopathy for new-borns

Your babies skeleton is more like cartilage (soft and mouldable) at birth, especially the plate-like bones that make up the skull.


The three main areas of stress and strain in a new-born are the neck, head and shoulders.



What signs would I see in my baby?


Signs to look out for that may indicate a need for an osteopaths advice include:


  • Reflux, wind or digestive issues
  • Feeding difficulties such as
    attaching or sucking

  • Difficult birth such as assisted delivery or caesarean
  • Obvious asymmetries in head shape (moulding), or bruising


Cranial Osteopathy for babies, adults and the elderly


We have over 17 years clinical experience and have completed both undergraduate and post graduate specialisation in cranial osteopathy.  We have a highly developed sense of touch so can detect subtle movements of the skull and body. We use gentle techniques to manipulate and release restrictions, helping relaxation and improving wellbeing.