Newborn baby massage

Paediatric Treatment and Cranio-sacral Osteopathy for Babies

Osteopathy can be a very relaxing and restorative treatment for babies from birth to toddler age.

It can help with a wide range of conditions, for example:

  • Infant feeding issues
  • Tummy and digestive problems
  • Difficulty with breastfeeding and latching to the breast
  • Tension related to the cranial plates and head shape
  • Baby and mum body tensions
  • Irritability and inability to relax
  • Aches and pains

Babies’ skeletons are softer than adults’ and so require more gentle techniques including cranio sacral osteopathy during treatment. The gentle manipulation could help to soothe and relax your baby.

Osteopathic treatment is suitable for babies at all stages of development, your child will be assessed and you may be advised on further referral if appropriate for example to a doctor or midwife.

Sorrel is the principle Osteopath at Affinity, she holds specialist post-graduate qualifications in paediatric care and has extensive experience working with infants. The clinic has excellent relations with local feeding support, lactation consultants, health visitor and midwives.

    Infant Feeding Support

    We have an excellent referral process and connections with local feeding support specialists.

    In particular, we recommend Allison Thambyraja, a very experienced breastfeeding counsellor that has worked for many years to support mums via NCT and Public Health funded feeding support programs, and we have a direct referral process straight to Allison.

    We also see many babies with issues related to latch and tongue movement, if infants need more than cranial osteopathy for these issues then we are able to refer directly to Lactation consultants and Midwife at Milk and Mums, a local infant feeding service that can perform frenulotomy for a full tongue-tie assessment when appropriate.

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      As a Multidisciplinary Wellness Clinic we plan to introduce more services in the coming months to provide our clients with a space where they can access a combination of different ways to achieve mental and physical wellbeing. Sign up to our mailing list to keep in the loop and be the first to know when our new classes and treatments begin.



      What People Say

      Two and a half years of undiagnosed right side hip and glute pain; ITB and knee aggravation, all getting worse and with not one of the many treatments I had tried working, led me to start thinking that I would have to quit running forever. All this was sorted, pretty much, in one visit to Sorrel as a last desperate bid for a ‘cure’. Diagnosis was spot on and the initial treatment was so effective that it relieved much of my pain immediately and allowed me to run properly for the first time in years.


      Sorrel was able to offer me an appointment at incredibly short notice, and was quick to identify cause of my complaint. Unlike experiences with other osteopathic practices, not only did Sorrel assess my needs in this first session but also treated them, gave me some stretches to follow in my own time and advised me on a suitable treatment plan. I can honestly say that after one treatment, my symptoms are already much improved. I would highly recommend Sorrel to anyone affected by a sporting injury.


      I’ve been seeing Sorrel over the last couple of months due to neck pain and head aches that I’ve been having for sometime. After just 4 sessions with her the neck pain has reduced significantly and head aches almost disappeared. Would definitely recommend.


      I have an ongoing neck and upper back complaint, due to my work, I am a plumber so spend a fair bit of time lifting or writhing around in awkward positions. I see Sorrel regularly for maintenance treatment, she does a great job and keeps all my aches and pains at bay. Her combination of massage and joint articulations really helps to stop my neck from getting too stiff and painful.


      Amazingly friendly service, progressive, thoughtful and professional treatment, excellent aftercare and ‘in between visit’ advice to follow. I seriously would not go anywhere else. I’m just so thankful I found Affinity Clinics.


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