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Misshaped babies heads can be normal
Gently, naturally & without medication
Flat Head Syndrome Treatment in Fulham at Fulham Osteopaths

Common Causes Of Baby Flat Head Issues

Many babies have misshaped heads which is known as Plagiocephaly. The main causes include:
pain
Baby neck tension leading to a tendency to always hold the head to one side
pain
Tensions in baby’s delicate head following birth

Flat Head Syndrome Explained In Plain English

You may have noticed that your baby’s head is not quite symmetrical, or you just want an expert to check your baby over. Sometimes with care and time things improve, but more often the problem doesn’t seem to get better or even gets worse, with an intuitive feeling that things aren’t right. So what causes these problems?

Neck Tension (Torticollis)

If your baby lies on their back as is often recommended, if they favour looking one way rather than the other this can lead over time to uneven pressure on the back of the head and a flat spot at the back to one side.

We will gently allow baby to move their head evenly to each side, which with advice about best sleeping position and feeding will often very quickly improve the appearance.

Baby Head Moulding

Sometimes baby gets strain in their head during the birth process, whether that birth was natural or assisted. Delicate Cranial Osteopathy can feel those strains and tensions, so that the head is free to move and expand  properly. We are trained to recognise any more worrying  conditions which might lead to head shape issues, and always refer to other specialists if we need to.

Baby Digestion & Tummy Tension

Often not properly diagnosed, this can lead to baby crying, and a vague sense that everything is not right. We specialise in these collicky presentations, and will clearly explain to you our findings and recommendations, and whether Osteopathy can help your baby. We always work with your Paediatrician to make sure baby care is safe and effective.

How does an Osteopath treat Baby Digestion?

We have specialised in treating mother and the newborn baby for over thirty years. Our Osteopaths working under Melinda, Senior Team Lead, bring a wealth of experience and expertise, and we have helped many thousands of Babies and their Parents get the best start in life. Gentle, relaxing Cranial Osteopathy for baby is Natural medicine just gets everything to relax and communicate, and the miracle of the human body develops as it should. The treatment is incredibly delicate and safe, but also effective.

Melinda has written an interesting and  informative Blog post about Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) for a Magazine,  and you can read it here.

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Who are benefiting from a better quality life

Katherine was great! I had repetitive injuries in my back from sport and after 3 sessions she gave me the tools to prevent these injuries from happening again. Highly recommend.
Mike Ladouceur
Mike Ladouceur
16:06 27 Sep 21
I took my baby to see Katherine to help with sleeping issues. She immediately noted areas of tightness causing him pain and after one session he was sleeping through the night. After four sessions he was a different baby, sleeping and eating batter leading to a much happier baby. I wish I had taken him earlier!
Rose Buckmaster
Rose Buckmaster
19:56 09 Sep 21
Melinda is very soft and gentle yet She did amazing Healing in a deeper level. Thank you 🙏
Yazmeen Lakhiani
Yazmeen Lakhiani
17:43 22 Aug 21
Hi I have had pain in my lower back for a long time and following visits under Giulia my back is near completely better. This is a fantastic result and i very much appreciated the help. I 100 perecent recommed Fulham Osteopaths Thank you so much best regards James
James Wilson
James Wilson
14:55 17 Aug 21
Andrew Cotton is such professional, experienced, gifted, caring and talented Osteopath. I am so lucky to have found him to resolve a neck issue which was giving me the most horrendous pain in my shoulder and migraines. I was in agony when I first arrived and a few sessions later, I am now pain free, have a much greater range of movement and able to turn my neck again! Such a brilliant result! Thank you Andrew for your talent.
Claire Boyd
Claire Boyd
09:57 06 Aug 21
We’ve had a really great experience with the treatment Melinda has given to our little boy with torticollis. She’s a very kind and professional individual and obviously good at what she does.
Adriana DeSoto
Adriana DeSoto
16:54 18 Jul 21
I first discovered Fulham Osteopaths as a sleep-deprived first time Mum - I did not know what osteopathy was before then! I am so grateful to have Fulham Osteopaths as part of my community - Melinda is so lovely (as are her staff!) and the practice exemplifies holistic care that is critically missing in many parts of our health system. Now my whole family receives care from the practice and every time, no matter the niggle (or emergency!) we receive excellent care throughout. Many thanks!!
Julia Tee
Julia Tee
19:09 08 Jul 21
So helpful and knowledgeable. Wonderful for my back in pregnancy and my for my baby once he was born. Highly recommend.
Daisy Shirley
Daisy Shirley
08:09 02 Jul 21
I went to see Tino after I hurt my back lifting heavy plant pots! He has been just incredible; after the first visit alone, I was feeling so much betterI have had 4 visits in total and am now fully back to normal with no pain at all. Super big shout out to this osteopath who has a great manner and huge knowledge.
Julia Woodman
Julia Woodman
08:30 28 Jun 21
Katherine the Paediatric Osteopath is brilliant. She has helped my 11 year old Son with muscular aches & pains and his posture has improved a lot.I thoroughly recommend her & I'm going to see her next!
Fiona Swift
Fiona Swift
08:02 25 Jun 21

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