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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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Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths. I was suffering from hip pain for about 9 months and was convinced it was just a part of getting older. Valentina eliminated the pain after 2 sessions. I will definitely continue regularly to keep everything working right and pain free.
Leslie Palazzuoli
Leslie Palazzuoli
17:12 13 Jul 24
Best baby osteopath experience - my son has been seeing Melinda regularly since birth and she really is a baby whisperer and knows exactly how to optimise their bodies, couldn’t recommend enough!
Elnaz Namaki
Elnaz Namaki
19:13 09 Jul 24
Valentina is absolutely superb - I always leave feeling much more flexible and mobile, and with some top tips on how to get exercises into my day to day. Fabulous work thank you!
Gary, Windsor
Gary, Windsor
14:42 29 Jun 24
Melinda is the best you can get!! I went to see her after my scan showed my baby in breach position. Melinda put me at ease and the adjustments she made were totally pain free and relieved tightness in my back. Within 36 hours my baby turned… totally amazing. This may not work for everyone, but it’s worth a go … especially over the likely stress and pain that comes with the ECV hospital treatments.
Danielle T
Danielle T
20:45 20 May 24
I have visited Fulham osteopath three times and i feel much better from head to toes. Melinda helped me with my neck issues, my posture, my sciatica & a twisted ankle. I will definetely go back.She is beyond nice and welcoming!
Dina Khodr
Dina Khodr
14:41 10 May 24
Melinda Cotton is one of a kind, she reads and understands the body’s messages before manipulating you delicately.Her years of practice has not erased her enthusiasm; she is always up to date on the latest techniques and will welcome you with warmth and a radiant smile.
estelle Garcin
estelle Garcin
08:14 08 May 24
Andrew is very professional and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with his treatment and results achieved. Thank you very much!
Dmitry
Dmitry
19:45 27 Apr 24
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
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