Mother & Baby

Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for babies and children. Osteopaths are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals for all ages, including pregnant women, children and babies. Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions, which may include onward referral, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise advice, exercise therapy and others. Lucy often works alongside lactation consultants to give postural advice related to breastfeeding.

Osteopaths adapt their therapeutic approach depending on the individual needs of the patient and their presenting complaint.

Lucy works with patients with specific needs, disabilities and learning disabilities. Lucy has worked within NHS premature baby units and specialist paediatric clinics.

Manual therapy techniques employed may include articulation and gentle manipulation of joints and soft tissues.

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. Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development; Lucy will assess your child to see what might be appropriate and helpful.

Osteopathy for Fathers: New fathers experience many of the same demands as new mothers, such as sleepless nights and tiredness whilst caring for the new addition to the family. Fathers can also benefit greatly from osteopathic treatment.

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A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. That can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis.

Lucy’s Family Clinic Package is treatment designed for each individual member of the family, whilst understanding how the family work together as a group.

Monthly subscription applicable, to request more details click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s and osteopaths will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating babies.

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Nutrition Advice

Nutrition is often a key part of treatment of chronic or acute issues at all ages. Supporting long term health with optimum nutrition, or identifying foods intolerances or allergies can have many key benefits.

Exercise Advice

Lucy can advise specific exercises for support between treatments for your current issue, and also advise specific movements to avoid, which may lead to re-injury.

Specialist Referrals

As Primary Health Care Practitioners, Osteopaths are medically trained, qualified and registered to provide care in the community for people making an initial approach to a medical clinic or practitioner for advice or treatment. GP’s are commonly known providers of primary care.