Babies & Children

Head Moulding at Birth

Newborn

The shape of a baby's head and the mother's pelvis are expertly designed for birth, but it can be a difficult passage for both mother and baby. Head moulding, as seen here in this picture, is normal, and should resolve without intervention, however it can sometimes lead to problems which can quickly spiral as a family with an unhappy baby will soon affect everybody with lack of sleep. Feeding problems can also occur as the sucking ability by the baby is affected. This can lead to mum becoming sore and stopping breastfeeding sooner than she would like to. A quick assessment and treatment can address the issues that have been caused by a traumatic birth.

Young Children

Young Children

Most children easily shrug off the rough and tumble of daily life. But numerous bumps, falls and tumbles that are an inevitable part of childhood, can lead to issues that are not always easy to spot. Young children by nature are inquisitive beings, always on the move, but a child who is restless and cannot appear to sit still, can be showing signs of being in pain or discomfort. The don't always have the vocabulary to describe pain, but to the trained eye, they can see a child who needs realigning.
Following what might appear to be a minor tumble, if behaviour changes, which can be in mood, in sleep pattern, in eating behaviour, a quick check up will get them back to their normal happy cheerful self.

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Teenagers

As children grow up to become teenagers

 there are many incidents which can lead to niggling discomfort or more specific problems such as back or neck pain, migraines and headaches. Basically, children can experience all the same aches and pains as adults do. A small tumble or accident earlier in life are now exacerbated as they indulge in less active activities, for example, use of gaming equipment, laptops, tablets etc., carrying heavy bags to and from school and sitting on ill-fitting furniture and of course sports and PE.

They may experience "Growing pains" which is a sign that they are not growing equally due to misalignments. Getting them treated now will mean that they don't go through adulthood with back pain and headaches.