Osteopath For Babies Epping

35 Years Experience

Epping Osteopathy For Babies, Newborns & Infants

We Listen, Educate and Support You Through Your Journey Into Motherhood

Our highly trained Epping osteopaths are dedicated solely to helping young families. We provide osteopathy for babies to support optimal health, growth and development.

Infants learn with their body and an osteopath for babies aims to identify potential issues with symmetry, imbalance and movement in newborns, then address them before they become problems.

In addition to osteopathy for infants and newborns our team are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who can help you with breastfeeding and bottle feeding challenges.

Free Phone Consultation

Talk to clinic owner Dr Emily Jones (Advanced Paediatric Osteopath & IBCLC) about how osteopathy may help you and your family and ask any questions you may have prior to booking your appointment.

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100% tailored baby osteopath sessions to meet the needs of you and your child

  1. History
    Case history including pregnancy, birth, medical and development milestones.
  2. Examination
    Observation of autonomic responses, growth, development and neuromusculoskletal assessment.
  3. Treatment
    Hands on techniques to reduce tension, improve range of motion and body symmetry.
  4. Management
    Personalised advice and tips on lifestyle factors and considerations for the family unit.
  5. Referral
    Identify any factors that require additional care or referral to other health professionals.

Baby osteopathy is designed to assist parents with many common conditions

  • postural issues, alignment and symmetry
  • movement and coordination concerns
  • breastfeeding or bottle feeding difficulties
  • improve tummy time, rolling and crawling
  • flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)
  • head preference turned to one side
  • neck pain and stiffness (torticollis)
  • unsettledness and related issues
epping baby osteopathy

Did You Know?

In addition to 5+ years of study, our team undergoes thousands of hours of educational courses, skills training and we apply our experience as mothers.

57,438 osteopathic treatments

35 years combined experience

100% commitment & support

16,576 nappies changed

73,984 happy smiles

Infant Osteopathy Epping​

Infant Osteopathy Epping

Infant osteopathy uses a variety of techniques when treating infants. These techniques work to improve circulation, reduce tension and promote the development of healthy bones, muscles and body tissue. 

An infant osteopath Epping aims to identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to the infant’s health problems or to reduce pain and increase mobility. 

It is concerned with the health of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems in infants. Infant osteopathy helps stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself

Newborn Osteopath Epping

Newborn osteopathy promotes the body’s natural healing process. It focuses on the wellbeing of the musculoskeletal system and the health of the neurological system in newborns.

A newborn osteopath works to restore balance and symmetry in the body by using hands on techniques to increase blood flow, reduce tension and improve mobility.

Our Epping newborn osteopaths treat healthy babies as well as babies and children with serious medical conditions, physical disabilities and growth or movement disorders.

Newborn Osteopath Epping

“We love babies and children! There is nothing more rewarding and satisfying than supporting young families”

Align & Nurture

Paediatric Osteopaths & IBCLC Feeding Support

Highly Trained Baby Osteopath Epping

We help mothers and babies from all over Melbourne and many local families near Epping

We Work Collaboratively With Other Professionals

To ensure you and your child get the care you deserve, we work in association with other health professionals, including general practitioners, paediatricians, maternal and child health nurses, lactation consultants, paediatric physiotherapists, dentists, dieticians, naturopaths, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and psychologists. For more information visit pregnancy birth baby.

Highly Trained Baby Osteopath​

Baby Osteopathy FAQs

Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. An osteopath will examine your baby to check they are meeting their developmental milestones for their age and stage. 
 
Osteopaths offer a range of clinical services to assist in managing common paediatric conditions, including developmentally appropriate manual therapy treatments and education and advice on activities for maintaining or growing physical skills. 
 
This may include advice on use of certain toys or equipment for movement and other skills needed in daily activities, and education for families on how to position or assist a child with musculoskeletal development milestones. 
 
Osteopaths also work in association with other medical and allied health professionals which may include a referral to other health professionals in helping support children and their families.
Osteopaths see babies and infants for a wide range of conditions or concerns, including musculoskeletal and neurological care, postural issues, and movement and coordination concerns. It is important to note that osteopaths do not necessarily treat conditions in babies, but rather assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 
 
Your osteopath will tailor your consultation to meet the needs of you and your child. An baby osteopathic consultation consist of the following components: 
  • Case history taking which includes pregnancy, birth, medical and development milestones
  • Examination which includes observation of global health, growth, development and neuromusculoskletal assessment
  • Treatment which includes hands-on techniques to reduce tension, improve range of motion and body symmetry
  • Management plan with personalised advice and tips on lifestyle factors and considerations for the family unit
  • Referral to other medical and allied health professionals if any factors are identified that require additional care
Osteopaths do treat babies, however it is important to note that osteopathy for babies and infants is a specific focus area which requires clinical skills beyond general osteopathy. Osteopaths who treat babies require clinical knowledge and skills in paediatric assessment, diagnosis and clinical intervention. Therefore, if you are planning to take your baby to see an osteopath, we recommend seeing a practitioner with additional knowledge, skills and experience in treating this unique demographic.  
 
Osteopaths see babies and infants for a wide range of conditions or concerns, including musculoskeletal and neurological care, postural issues, and movement and coordination concerns. It is important to note that osteopaths do not necessarily treat conditions in babies, but rather assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team.

Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. An osteopath may assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 

Babies do not need to see an osteopath! However, An osteopath may assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. 
 
Your osteopath will examine your baby to check they are meeting their developmental milestones for their age and stage. Assessing your baby assessment may involve screening a baby or child to review progress in meeting movement, coordination, activity and musculoskeletal developmental milestones expected by an age or stage, and offer a range of clinical services to assist in managing common paediatric conditions, including developmentally appropriate manual therapy treatments and education and advice on activities for maintaining or growing physical skills. 
Osteopaths see babies and infants for a wide range of conditions or concerns, including musculoskeletal and neurological care, postural issues, and movement and coordination concerns. It is important to note that osteopaths do not necessarily treat conditions in babies, but rather assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 
 

Parents bring their babies in to see us at the clinic for various problems and concerns, or even just for a check up. Common reasons for a consultation include:

  • Breast and bottle feeding issues
  • Difficult birth and unsettled baby
  • Head preference to one side and torticollis
  • Flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly) 
  • Tummy time, rolling and crawling
  • Walking development 
  • Baby and child musculoskeletal check up 
  • Special needs
Your osteopath will discuss your management plan with you, based on a variety of reasons including the specific condition or complaint and other factors that may be contributing to the overall clinical picture. As a general rule, our osteopaths expect to see signs of improvement within 2 to 3 consultations. 
Osteopaths see babies and infants for a wide range of conditions or concerns, including musculoskeletal and neurological care, postural issues, and movement and coordination concerns. It is important to note that osteopaths do not necessarily treat conditions in babies, but rather assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 
 
Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. Common reasons for a consultation include:
  • Breast and bottle feeding issues
  • Difficult birth and unsettled baby
  • Head preference to one side and torticollis
  • Flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly) 
  • Tummy time, rolling and crawling
  • Walking development 
  • Baby and child musculoskeletal check up 
  • Special needs
An osteopath may assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. 
 
Osteopaths offer a range of clinical services to assist in managing common paediatric conditions, including developmentally appropriate manual therapy treatments and education and advice on activities for maintaining or growing physical skills. This may include advice on use of certain toys or equipment for movement and other skills needed in daily activities, and education for families on how to position or assist a child with musculoskeletal development milestones. 
The scientific evidence behind osteopathic practice is growing. Recently our osteopath Dr Kirsty Greenwood published research on osteopathy and infant breastfeeding difficulties. 


Her study provides evidence that osteopathic intervention may be capable of delivering benefits in breastfeeding confidence and function while also benefiting mothers at risk of ceasing breastfeeding. The research showed that osteopathic intervention is safe and capable of delivering benefits in breastfeeding confidence and function in infants under 10 weeks of age.

Read the article and connect with Kirsty Greenwood here https://www.alignandnurture.com.au/kirsty-greenwood/ 

Cranial osteopathy is one of many osteopathic specific techniques that osteopaths offer when treating newborns and babies. Osteopaths work with newborn babies and infants who have no injury or condition, as well those with movement, growth and development issues and long term health conditions and physical disabilities. 
 
It is important to note that osteopaths do not necessarily treat conditions in babies, but rather assist in the management of common paediatric conditions and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. Parents bring their babies in to see us at the clinic for various problems and concerns, or even just for a check up. Common reasons for a consultation include:
  • Breast and bottle feeding issues
  • Difficult birth and unsettled baby
  • Head preference to one side and torticollis
  • Flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly) 
  • Tummy time, rolling and crawling
  • Walking development 
  • Baby and child musculoskeletal check up 
  • Special needs

Cranial osteopathy is one of many osteopathic specific techniques that osteopaths offer when treating newborns and babies. Our osteopaths can see your newborn baby from day one, especially if you are experiencing any specific issues or concerns. However, we generally recommend taking some time to get settled in at home and for you and your baby to get to know each other. Newborn babies often sleep during their consultation, making it a wonderful time to treat them.

Cranial osteopathy is one of many osteopathic specific techniques that osteopaths offer when treating newborns and babies. Your osteopath will discuss your management plan with you, based on a variety of reasons including the specific condition or complaint and other factors that may be contributing to the overall clinical picture. As a general rule, our osteopaths expect to see signs of improvement within 2 to 3 consultations.

Sleep difficulties during the newborn and infant phase can be extremely challenging for new parents. Our osteopath can help educate parents on normal infant sleep and behaviour, and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team.

Wind and mild gastrointestinal discomfort can be common during the newborn period. Our osteopaths can help educate parents on normal infant development, and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 

Signs and symptoms of infant reflux can be troubling for babies and new parents. Our osteopaths can help educate parents on normal infant development, and can work alongside other medical and allied health professionals as part of your child’s care team. 

Dr Emily Jones Osteopath Registered Advanced Paediatric Osteopath (Tertiary) With Osteopathy Australia
Dr Emily Jones Osteopath Registered IBCLC
Dr Emily Jones Osteopath Registered Advanced Paediatric Osteopath (Tertiary) With AHPRA
Dr Emily Jones Osteopath Registered Advanced Paediatric Osteopath (Tertiary) With AHPRA