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Osteopathy was originally developed as a Complimentary Therapy by a doctor, for doctors. It involves hands on methods to help the body heal disease and optimise function. We do not use any cracking manipulations. We use gentle approaches and medically based history taking to form a realistic assessment of the patients current condition.
Our osteopaths have a special interest in cranial osteopathy

Southpoint Health - Osteopathy


The 4 Primary Principles of Osteopathy are...

    1. The body functions as a whole unit; mind, body and spirit. This sees a number of in-depth and complex connections. Thus, Osteopathic principles work on a number of physiological functions all at the same time. The primary difference between conventional training and osteopathic treatments is that we work with the unity of the organism, as opposed to separating the body into different parts.

    1. The body is able to self-heal and self-regulate. This principle is crucial to the basis of osteopathic medicine and treatments. Sessions are directed towards helping and supporting the mechanisms of self-regulation to be re-energised and restored.

    1. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Osteopathy is based upon a thorough knowledge of physiology (function) and anatomy (structure). The understanding of the relationship between function and structure applies to all different levels of anatomy, from cellular tissue, organ and system level. Osteopathic medicine applies this knowledge of function and structure in both the evaluation of tissue function and the practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).

    1. Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the above 3 principles. We work tirelessly to help and support the client’s inherent health and energy. This is the central function of osteopathic medicine.




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Providing Quality Healthcare in the Miranda/Sutherland Shire for more than 20 years. Our osteopaths have a special interest in cranial osteopathy

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Southpoint Health - Cranial Osteopathy for Babies

Cranial Osteopathy is a specific form of osteopathy, where particular spots on a child’s skull receive soft manipulation. Osteo for babies is relatively gentle and subtle, which helps to address a wide range of health issues faced by newborns and children. During a detailed examination of the child’s head, the osteopath looks for even a minor deformity and its influence over the general health of an infant. The benefits of Osteopathy are endless, especially when it comes to the treatment of newborns and children, you can rely on the professional abilities of an osteopath. Despite its name, Cranial Osteopathy is equally effective for addressing any issue with reference to the whole body of a child, including the head. For instance, if a baby suffers from reflux, the osteopath will assess the gastrointestinal tract as well as look for compressions in the cranium, causing irritation to nerves. Apart from this, you may also take your child to an osteopath for general consultation. This will ensure the overall well-being of a child. Osteo for kids can help in some other ways, which are mentioned below. Children settle down easily for naps and sleep better Kids feel more comfortable Feed properly Fewer chances of colic, crying, and reflux issues Benefits of Osteopathy for Newborns Given below are some benefits of Osteo for babies, which will persuade you to think about this alternative therapy. Questions about Pregnancy Experiences An osteopath may ask the mother about pregnancy experiences. These questions may include: The overall health of a mother during pregnancy How much time consumed during labor and birth whether forceps or vacuum was used for assistance during the birth of your child The general health condition of the infant after birth including heart-rate, weight and breathing These questions will assist an osteopath to understand the health condition of a child. This allows ascertaining that which part of baby’s body is causing the health issues. Thorough Examination The presence of symptoms in the newborn is quite difficult to compare with "normal". During the examination process, certain areas of tension are normally found in the spine or head of an infant. This is an indication that the baby is not comfortable at all. It is not possible for a baby to complain about a headache or back pain, one can only ascertain with the crying that a child is unsettled. If the baby has passed through any birth complications, it is beneficial to examine and treat the problems at an early stage in order to avoid any further complications. Hence, Osteo for kids and infants is a way to thoroughly examine their body and address prevailing health issues. Gentle Treatment Trained Osteopaths have the right experience to conduct Cranial Osteopathy. They apply osteopathy technique in an extremely gentle way while releasing any tension and restriction on child’s skull. Safe for Infants As long as an accredited practitioner is carrying out the Osteopathy procedure, there is no need to be worried about the safety of your child. It is one of the safest methods, which allows proper diagnosis and treatment of your child’s discomfort. So, the age of a child doesn’t matter at all. Benefits of Osteopathy for Newborns Apart from the newborns, Osteopathy is also beneficial for older children. Discussed below are the symptoms, which can be addressed by using Cranial Osteopathy. Posture problems Headaches Pains and aches linked with growth It is essential to treat the problem at its early stage, as if left unaddressed, it would be more difficult to achieve a state of healthy body and mind. This is so, as children grow rapidly, which makes the process of the body’s adaptation more complex. Osteo for kids and babies helps to diagnose the actual cause of an abnormality and by applying subtle osteopathy techniques, the future health of a child can be easily secured. How Cranial Osteopathy Works for Children and Newborns As stated earlier, Cranial Osteopathy is an effective, safe, and gentle procedure for newborns and children. In order to obtain maximum benefits through this type of manual treatment, gentle pressure is carefully applied on an affected part of child’s body, including the head. This triggers the natural healing ability of the body, which in turn provides the required assistance to release muscular tension or stress.   Physical Impacts of Cranial Osteopathy After administering Osteopathy treatment to children and infants, mixed reactions have been observed. Usually the child or baby appears to be very relaxed after such a treatment. The sleep duration increases, which casts a positive impact over a child’s activity. The baby feeds well and as a result, his/her energy level is also elevated.

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