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Can anyone recommend a good cranial osteopath in west midlands area

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LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 10:30:12

I have been reading up about cranial osteopathy and I think my dd 6mths might benefit from it. She only has small sleeps often as little as 10 mins in the daytime and always wakes up screaming. Her normal cry could shatter glass. It doesn't matter what she needs her cry is always distressing. She had a dramatic ventouse delivery. What do you think?

Harrizeb Wed 27-Jul-05 11:32:58

I would say yes I think this would help. I didn't have to have assited delivery and me and DS went to see a cranial osteopath at 6 weeks and he needed a bit of help and so did I. I have had cranial oseopath for years and years and for me it has always helped.

Did a google search and this might help?

The Children's Clinic, The British School Of Osteopathy. London SW1. 0207 930 9254

They might be able to recommend a BSO registered practioner who specialises in children in your area?

Alternatively British Osteopathic Association might be able to help?

Good luck, take care
H x

LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 11:40:28

Thanks very much for your help. I will give them a ring

Moomin Wed 27-Jul-05 11:42:04

where in the Midlands are you? My osteo is in Worcester and he does cranial osteopathy and lots of work with children.

LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 11:50:30

Birmingham, Warwickshire area

beep Wed 27-Jul-05 11:51:56

I know a really good one in gloucester

LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 11:54:20

A bit too far beep but thanks anyway

LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 11:55:17

How much do they cost and how long do you have to see one for?

Harrizeb Wed 27-Jul-05 12:13:12

For me the first visit was a hour to get history etc and then half hour visits after wards, DS only saw her once and was treated for about 15 mins, the session cost £25 for him I think. The number of visits will depend on what they think they can do to help, and how your DD reacts to the treatment - if things are able to be freed up quite easily and quickly it might just be the one vist.

Tipex Wed 27-Jul-05 18:18:12

I was recommended one in Kings Heath by my health visitor but I didnt see him in the end. He has a clinic in Bham city centre also I believe.

Spoo Wed 27-Jul-05 18:43:36

I might have missed the boat but I saw one near Droitwich near Bromsgrove - where I live. She was great did me and my son in just a few sessions. Was £50 per go for both of us and £30 with me on my own. Let me know if you are interested in name and address.

I had forceps delivery as he had the cord round his neck - quite traumatic for him I think. I felt awful for ages after - never feeling quite right and feeling like an old woman. Apparently my pelvis was out of alignment due to the pressures during birth. I feel great now - can bend over easily (couldn't before) and feel a lot 'fitter'. DS is now almost sleeping through (6 months old).

I was recommended seeing a CO on Mumsnet - search for cranial osteopath on the archived messages you will realise how many mums have done it and think it was brilliant.

Spoo Wed 27-Jul-05 18:44:51

Forgot to say - my sessions were 45 minutes each and was soooo relaxing! Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Spoo Wed 27-Jul-05 18:45:41

Thats 45 mins for me and then 45 mins for DS. - You do need someone to go with you to look after the baby whilst you are being done otherwise you will not benefit - I was sorted in 4 sessions - DS in 3.

LOLLY32 Wed 27-Jul-05 20:24:20

Thanks spoo, Droitwich is a bit far for me, I live near to the N.E.C. Thanks for your story and just as keen to try CO now.

fsmail Wed 27-Jul-05 21:45:37

I go to a chiropracter at the Bham Ch Centre and he does do chiro on babies which does have benefits. That might be worth a try. It is in Moseley near the cricket ground

Harrizeb Tue 09-Aug-05 10:35:30

Hi Lolly

Have you found somewhere? was just curious how you've got on and if you went in the end.

H x

Littlefish Tue 09-Aug-05 13:01:23

There is a really good one in Solihull. I've completely forgotten his name, but there can't be too many! He has been recommended to me by two different people so he must be ok.

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