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Misshaped babies heads can be normal
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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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Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

I cannot speak highly enough of the service here. I came on the advice of a freind with a suspected frozen shoulder, which at the time was astonishingly painful. It turns out that it was likely a partially dislocated shoulder, and thanks to the brilliant analysis and help of Omer it is now on the mend. The help and advice was spot on, and I'll make a habit of coming with any muscular problem in the future.Put simply, if you have a problem this is the place to go. It is absolutely amazing.
Peter Kinsella
Peter Kinsella
16:18 05 Apr 24
My 8 month old daughter had treatment with Giulia at Fulham osteopath as she wasn’t meeting some milestones and we were a little concerned. Giulia was very welcoming and reassuring right from the beginning.When my daughter had her first treatment with Giulia, the next day she was able to meet that milestone as if nothing had happened, we were amazed at how quickly the treatment worked and we were really pleased to see that.Giulia recommended to have two more treatments for her and with those treatments things just got better for her in regards to meeting her milestones.We highly recommend Giulia for anyone who might be facing the same concerns for their little ones.
fatma Hassan
fatma Hassan
11:23 05 Apr 24
I have been treated by Verena Leo at Fulham Osteopaths in the last few months for a hip imbalance which causes complications such as trochanteric tendonitis and bursitis. But of course she looks at the skeleton as a whole. She has a very informed and gentle approach, which I like. She never rushes things, explains well and gives exercises to help further at home. I am pleased and have brought my teenage daughter, who has posture issues, to be treated by her too. Definitely recommended.
Rana Gediz Iren
Rana Gediz Iren
07:45 18 Mar 24
Verena at Fulham Osteopath, offers an excellent service for your body from head to toe, excellent personality this lady explains everything thoroughly and is thorough with her services.Verbena offers a great service which l can strongly recommend her if your not feeling well with Osteo problems.She's made me feel a lot better in three treatments. Good luck.Carol.
Carol Augustine
Carol Augustine
17:22 15 Mar 24
Took my daughter here before she was one. She was treated by Melinda - a very experienced osteopath who’s also knowledgeable and attentive to detail.
Anton Kozlov
Anton Kozlov
13:59 15 Mar 24
I have been intermittently using Fulham Osteopaths over the years and always had a really positive experience. Recently, Omer has been incredibly helpful, I went in due to an aching shoulder that had been bothering me for a couple of months, and not only has he really helped with that, but my recent sessions have made my whole back feel looser. I can feel the difference day to day and appreciate it enormously.
I Glen
I Glen
07:17 12 Mar 24
Omer is a great practitioner with a warmpersonality. He helped me with plantar fasciitis in particular and the results of the adjustments were impressive. During the session he will explain what is going on in your body and make you aware of the restrictions and differences after the treatment. He also gives tailored advice and exercises do to at home. All in all, thank you Omer and would recommend!
Morgane
Morgane
12:44 02 Mar 24
I’ve seen Verena quite a few times over several years for neck and back problems. She is a really great listener and has an exceptional ability to understand your problems, tackle them in the clinic--firmly but gently--and to give advice on how to continue to heal. I can’t recommend Verena too highly.
Alun Anderson
Alun Anderson
09:00 02 Mar 24
Great osteopaths, took our 4 week old there for feeding issues and the team were fantastic, the staff are really supportive and friendly and Verena was super helpful in assessing and treating him, as well as providing us with a set of exercises that we could do at home. We have been going regularly ever since and have seen a positive difference in his feeding as well as his overall movement and mobility. Thanks team!
Abi M
Abi M
10:43 01 Mar 24
Fulham osteopaths was recommended by a friend for our 2 month old daughter. Lucas was very welcoming at reception and made sure she would have an appointment asap. He’s always proactive and very responsive giving very helpful information re appointments/payment. Our baby was seen very quickly. Melinda was very attentive, thoughtful, caring and very professional. We started seeing improvements straight away, given exercises to do at home and she is thriving now. Will 100% recommend Melinda!
Maria Amaral
Maria Amaral
08:26 01 Mar 24
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