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Urgenty need a paediatric osteopath or cranial osteopath in Melbourne, please recommend!

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#26 lovemax

Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:38 PM

Thanks everyone, after reading all the replies, I'm freaked out. I think something must be happening in his head, just I don't know what it is and how bad it is. I will get an GP referal tomorrow to see the paediatrician, also I'm also thinking of visiting the emergency in RCH tomorrow. Thanks everyone again.

#27 alchetta

Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:06 PM

You poor thing, you sound so stressed. I would get a referral to the RCH team and go from there. I have a lovely osteo who treats babies but the most she's ever truly done for me is some short term relief from various aches and pains, the relaxing nature of the treatment and the chit chat. I wouldn't bother taking a baby there. When I'm injured I go to a sports physio!
I hope you get some reassurance and next steps soon-  I've been in a similar situation and there is nothing so nerve wracking. I'm sure he'll be ok!

#28 Kafkaesque

Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:16 AM

View Postlovemax, on 28 August 2019 - 11:20 PM, said:


My DS is now 11 month, I noticed a flat head at 2 months, have tried lots ways to correct it, not successful, at 8 month I decided to let him wear a helmet, unfortunately, it was failed too. Instead of round out, his head actually been pulled longer in the helmet, the flat spots is still there evenly at the back of his head, not improved at all. I started to see a osteopath who I found via google last week. After felt my DS' head, the osteopath told me she can feel a strength in my DS' head, which pull on the top of his head make his head longer. This sounds so wired to me, so I want to seek a 2nd opinion. Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE recommend a good paediatric osteopath or cranial osteopath to me. I'm living in the eastern surburb of Melbourne, but I'm willing to travel far to see the osteopath if he is good. Many many thanks. i'm just being so worried about my DS' head.

Who did you get the helmet through? What was he diagnosed as having that he needed a helmet? Has anyone actually explained to you why infants get flat spots on their heads?

For the most part plagiocephaly or brachiocephaly (flat spots) are not harmful and don’t need treatment other than positional and movement along with reducing time on the back. There is more of a concern around torticollis, where the muscles of the neck are abnormally positioning the head. This needs correction with exercise and help of a physio. Usually by 8 months the head shape is not going to alter that much more no matter what you do.

So really unless your son has been diagnosed with a toricollis or an actually deformity of the skull it’s unlikely treatment is needed.

As has been said see a GP, paediatrician or even a paediatric physiotherapist to find out what the problem is, if there is one.

#29 BusbyWilkes

Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

Agree that seeing a GP to get a referral to a paediatrician would be beneficial, even if it's so you can have someone explain to you in a way you understand what is causing it, and how to fix it (if it needs "fixing").

Is your son developing well in other ways? Eg sitting, crawling, babbling etc.

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