Is Craniosacral therapy safe for babies?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can be a safe technique for babies when it is performed by a trained specialist such as the Physical Therapists here at ABove Physical Therapy. We have been applying this relatively new treatment method to infants who have any of the following: underwent a difficult delivery.

Why would a baby need Craniosacral therapy?

CST therapy helps to normalize the baby’s central nervous system. Infants with head trauma often have issues with poor spinal fluid circulation. The manipulation and stimulation of the bones and tissue in the baby’s head and lower back can greatly improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

Can a traumatic birth cause dyspraxia?

In less severe cases, it may lead to dyslexia, dyspraxia, learning difficulties, hyperactivity, epilepsy, obsessional behaviour, personality disorders, and a wide range of developmental difficulties.

How can birth trauma affect a child’s development?

Trauma can seriously disrupt important aspects of child development that occur before the age of three years. These may include relationship and bonding with parents, as well as foundational development in the areas of language, mobility, physical and social skills and managing emotions.

Is Craniosacral Therapy safe?

Craniosacral therapy is generally considered safe because the amount of pressure applied by your practitioner is low. And for this reason, CST can be used for young children and infants .

Will cranial Osteopathy help my baby?

Cranial Osteopathy can be helpful if a child has had a difficult birth or for those “unsettled” babies and children. Cranial Osteopathy works with the body’s involuntary mechanisms, helping to restore a calming balance to natural biorhythms by means of gentle massage of the child’s skull.

Can Craniosacral therapy help autism?

By applying the gentle use of craniosacral therapy to children on the autism spectrum, helps their body and brain to come into a more balanced state.

What are the benefits of Craniosacral therapy?

Benefits and uses CST is thought to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves.

What are signs of dyspraxia?


  • Poor balance.
  • Poor posture and fatigue.
  • Poor integration of the two sides of the body.
  • Poor hand-eye co-ordination.
  • Lack of rhythm when dancing, doing aerobics.
  • Clumsy gait and movement.
  • Exaggerated ‘accessory movements’ such as flapping arms when running.
  • Tendency to fall, trip, bump into things and people.

What does mild dyspraxia look like?

Symptoms of dyspraxia in children of school age Having problems with maths and writing. Having trouble copying things from the board in school. Appearing disorganised. Having poor concentration and listening skills.

Are C Section traumatic for babies?

Increasingly, researchers are finding that c-sections are linked to both short and long-term health problems for baby. Short-term problems include breathing difficulty, risk of head/facial laceration from surgery, breastfeeding difficulties, and delayed bonding.

Can a traumatic birth cause developmental delays?

Traumatic Birth Injuries. Traumatic injuries occur when excessive force is utilized during delivery. Commonly, the outcomes are similar to oxygen deprivation, in that CP, developmental delays, and other impairments often result.