Nick Steele

M Ost Med, B Clin Sc

Prices

Initial consultation (please allow up to 1 hour) £45

Follow up ( 30 mins) £35

Appointments

You can contact us through the website link above or call – 01637 878645

All our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

Cranial osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle approach to osteopathy that is very gentle and is generally appropriate for all ages. It can be particularly helpful for babies, children, women during pregnancy and the elderly. Cranial osteopaths assess for subtle changes of tension and tissue quality to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction. As with all approaches to osteopathy, cranial osteopathy aims to encourage the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. The term cranial is used because the method is particularly appropriate for treatment of the head, jaw and face. However, a cranial osteopath examines, and may treat, your whole body, not just your head.

 

Cranial osteopathy for babies and children.

Cranial techniques are safe, gentle, and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating young children and new born infants. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor, midwife or health visitor.

Osteopaths work under the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to the symptoms and will therefore evaluate not only the area which is producing the symptoms, but also associated areas that may be contributing to the issue including past trauma, environmental factors and the family’s health history.

What does treatment feel like?

During treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild or strong tension that gradually disappears, or a feeling of relaxation. Other people are unaware of anything happening during the treatment but notice that they feel very different post treatment.

Treatment is tailored specifically for the individual and advice is given about how you can best help yourself to improve the problem and alleviate symptoms. Stretching, strengthening or mobility exercises may be prescribed, as well as advice on posture, diet, ergonomics and lifestyle.

Patients may be referred by their GP or can make an appointment with independently without referral, by calling the clinic