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Osteopathy

Baby Osteopath Brisbane

Babies are an amazing gift and bring so much joy to a family However, a baby that is unhappy, over-tired or distressed can affect the whole household.

There are a vast array of issues that a baby and it's parents can experience in the first 12-24 months following birth. Although crying is normal during the newborn period, if you feel that your baby may be experiencing something beyond the usual "newborn fussiness", Osteopathy is a gentle option to address musculoskeletal tension or discomfort that may be causing distress in infants and young children.

Our Osteopath, Dr Emma Kopcikas, enjoys assisting Brisbane babies and children, and has many years experience with gentle, age-appropriate Osteopathic techniques.

Common reasons parents bring their babies and children to see our Brisbane Osteopaths

It is important to note that Osteopathic techniques only work directly on musculoskeletal conditions. For example, when we see babies for Colic and Reflux, the goal of treatment is to relieve tension and discomfort in the body that might be contributing to these conditions (rather than fix an immature stomach sphincter). By reducing tension in the body, Osteopathic treatment also seeks to have a positive and calming effect on the nervous system that may also help to resolve excessive crying or inability to settle.

This is the same approach taken when babies present with trouble settling down to sleep, latch / feeding difficulties, digestive issues, and restricted range of movement. Our Osteopaths will perform a thorough assessment in order to identify any musculoskeletal tension or dysfunction that could be contributing to these symptoms, and will discuss appropriate treatment techniques and how they might help.

Click here to read more specific information on infant feeding difficulties, latching problems and tongue and lip ties.

Musculoskeletal tension causing restricted movement or favoured positions in babies is a common cause of Plagiocephaly (flat spots or mishapen head)

If you are still unsure if Osteopathy is the right choice for your child or baby, we would be happy to arrange a free 5 minute chat with our Osteopath on 07 3366 7970 so you can discuss your concerns directly with a practitioner. This is a good option for new mothers who have concerns for their babies, or themselves, following a difficult birth such as an emergency caesarian, long labour, use of forceps, vacuum extraction, or difficult birth position, and are unsure if treatment is appropriate or necessary.

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What to expect during your baby's osteopathic session

Initial Osteopathic consultations for babies are for up to one hour, where we really get to know you and your child. We take a comprehensive health history before doing any hands on work to ensure that we assess your baby and his / her unique situation in a holistic manner.

Our Osteopaths then uses a series of gentle, age-appropriate techniques to address any areas of imbalance in the musculoskeletal system, and help to calm the nervous system. This may have a flow on effect to asisst imbalances in other organs and systems of the body.

Follow up consultations are for half an hour.

 

PRICING Emma Kopcikas:

Initial Consultation           60minutes     $150

Follow Up Consultation   30minutes     $100

 

Meet the Osteopaths at Vibe Natural Health Brisbane

Emma Kopcikas Osteopath North BrisbaneEmma Kopcikas

"As I have spent my life surrounded by fitness, I do have a special interest in sporting injuries. From rising stars to weekend warriors, the ability to recover and keep going with your sporting and fitness goals is important to me.

I definitely have an interest in treating babies and children. I never get tired of watching how quickly they respond to treatment. I want to do whatever I can to give a child the best possible start to life whether they are new born, on the move or starting big school."

 

 

 

Arie van der Merwe Osteopath North BrisbaneArie van der Merwe

Dr Arie’s interest in Osteopathy was inspired by treatment of his own injuries as a young athlete. He has an extensive history working with elite athletes and assisting his clients return to their peak health and performance through Exercise Rehabilitation.

Arie enjoys seeing the positive effect Osteopathy can have on everyone from office workers, athletes, weekend warriors, those managing chronic pain and the elderly.

 

 

Our Team

We are passionate about giving you the education and tools you need to reduce your symptoms and participate in a healthy and active life.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Ph: (07) 3366 7970

210 Days Rd, Grange, North Brisbane