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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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Your initial visit will be 1hr and if required, your subsequent visits will be 30 mins.
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Most people come for 3-5 visits which can be more or less depending on your needs.
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Receive personalised exercises to help you get better quicker, reducing the number of required visits.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Excellent service and very professional. I was in a lot of back pain and Tino fixed it after just the first appointment! He also recommended some great exercises to prevent it happening again - I would highly recommend.
Damian Wright
Damian Wright
19:25 04 Dec 21
I went to Guilia initially with a stiff lower back that was stopping me training. Not only did she quickly free up my lower back but has worked on my upper and mid back making me much more able to move the way I want to! I would highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths and Guilia.
Matt Rigby
Matt Rigby
11:44 04 Dec 21
Melinda and Andrew run an amazing practice. Fulham Osteopaths have helped me recover from various injuries in the last few years. Verena has been ‘applying her magic’, for want of technical terminology, for only three sessions and already I feel confident she will get me back on the tennis court. She is very thorough, methodical and understanding and set me some excellent exercises to maintain progress in between visits.
Simon Wigg
Simon Wigg
17:56 01 Dec 21
Verena was vey helpful and after the first visit my neck pain has improved significantly. She is very knowledgeable and was able do diagnose quickly the underlying issue. She also advised me on a right pillow and desk setup, which defiantly were root causes of my neck problems.
Anna Bourguignon
Anna Bourguignon
10:56 27 Nov 21
Such amazing treatment from start to finish. A warm welcome, amazing heartfelt diagnosis and treatment second to none. My son has been in and out of doctors and hospitals but nothing worked until he was seen here. Now he doesn’t ever have a migraine after years and years of pain and discomfort. I can throughly recommend Fulham Osteopath, it’s changed our lives. Thank you.
Vanessa Gosbee
Vanessa Gosbee
06:52 22 Nov 21
Couldn't recommend enough - my newborn and i both see Melinda with very positive results. A must for all women and babies after birth. Thank you!
Clementina Elphinstone
Clementina Elphinstone
09:41 20 Nov 21
I visited Katharine in a lot of headache pain. She studiously took my health history, discussed what she was going to do and gave me a treatment on my initial appointment. I then had two further appointments where she gave me a treatment and exercises to relieve my symptoms between treatments. I found her to be personable, warm and responsive. My headache has not completely disappeared but certainly has been made more bearable! Would highly recommend!
Serena Evans
Serena Evans
14:04 10 Nov 21
Really good osteopath. Had several sessions earlier this year and the issue was fixed.
Freddie Shirley
Freddie Shirley
12:14 09 Nov 21
From the moment my client and her newborn baby met Melinda I watched a sense of calmness descend on a pair of troubled shoulders. We were all made to feel welcome and instantly knew we were in the best hands possible. Melinda has the most incredible knowledge built up from years of clearly loving what she’s does, and is a delight to watch as she expertly “felt” her way over the baby, in order to diagnose how best to help her feel less stressed from a quick birth. She explained every step of what she was doing, took great care to ensure both mum and her baby were comfortable at all times and happily answered every question we had.The practice has kept all COVID-19 sanitation measures in place and strived to keep all clients distanced and safe.I highly recommended not only Melinda but the whole of the practice.
claire smith
claire smith
16:43 08 Nov 21
I went to F. O. because of a knee pain, with slight inflammation and clicking. I booked with Katherine. She was very thorough in the assessment, and my knees are now back to their normal state. She also has a very friendly attitude that made me comfortable. I am satisfied and have already booked for a future check-up appointment.
Sandrine Auperpin
Sandrine Auperpin
18:54 02 Nov 21

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