What is Paediatric Osteopathy?
Who can Paediatric Osteopathy treat?
As you may have guessed, Paediatric Osteopathy is aimed towards treating little ones. Given the gentle nature of the treatment that includes newborns all the way into toddlers, depending on the condition that the parent would like them to treat.
What qualifications does a Paediatric Osteopath have?
To use the protected title of “Osteopath” the therapist must first complete a four year degree with a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical practice. To be a cranial osteopath, the therapist must undertake a series of post-graduate courses specifically taught to osteopaths, given their prior knowledge of anatomy and pathology.
All osteopaths, cranial or otherwise, must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council by law. To imply one is an osteopath when not registered with GOsC is a prosecutable offence.
Who is our Paediatric Osteopath?
Keri Devonport is our Paediatric Osteopath. She has treated patients for more than 15 years in private practice. Her youngest patient was a mere 3 days old. Keri utilises her Cranial Osteopathy skills, as well as gentle visceral massage and Infant Feeding Coaching skills to ensure that babies and other little ones have the best start to life.