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Osteopathy or cranial-osteopathy?

Hi Amanda,

What is the difference between and Osteopath and a Cranial-Osteopath, and which would you recommend in different situations...eg pregnancy, newborns, children, etc.

Many thanks x
osteopath

Hi there

There is a huge difference between the two.  Cranial Osteopaths use a non-invasive method of treatment  and so is more suited to babies and children.  Osteopaths use invasive  methods such as soft tissue, joint articulation and joint manipulation which are better suited to children and adults, some osteopaths use both, so it's worth asking before if you are particular about any methods used.

It's also very important to point out that cranio-sacral therapists are not osteopaths. All practitioners with osteopath in their title must be present on the General Osteopathic Council register, which safeguards with public liability insurance.  I am not sure what the situation with cranio-sacral therapists is, I know that they only have to train for two years, where as I had a five year slog!!

Hope this helps

Amanda King
Registered Osteopath
Nature's Mother

Thank you for that!!  I took Erin to a Cranial Osteopath when she was little as she had quite bad reflux, and I do think it helped.  My hubby also saw an Osteopath who really helped sort out a very achey back.  Where is your practise?
osteopath

Hi Erin

I am based in St. Austell, but I could recommend someone in Falmouth if you need a treatment.

Amanda
Anne Thomas

Hi Amanda

Can I just ask whether you practise cranial osteopathy so I have you down for my records.

Anne
Iyisana Reflex Therapist
osteopath

Hello there

No I don't do any cranial osteopathy but I have a cranio-sacral therapist at my practice. (Male).

Best wishes

Amanda
Anne Thomas

Thanks for that Amanda.

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