It is a common belief that children and babies should have no structural stresses & strains in their body, because they are so young & flexible. However the reality is very different and the birth of a baby is one of the most stressful events of its life. The baby is subjected to enormous forces as the uterus (or womb) pushes to expel it, against the natural resistance of the birth canal, turning & twisting as it squeezes through the bony pelvis, on its short, stimulating, but potentially stressful journey into the outside world.
Cranial osteopathy is the name given to a particular type of osteopathy that uses very gentle manipulative techniques, and includes treatment of the head as well as the rest of the body. It can be an effective for treatment of many types of conditions, and for all ages. It can be particularly suitable for the treatment of children. Osteopaths believe all babies should be routinely checked after birth.