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CPD – The Miserable Baby (Part 1)

Date: Sunday 14th January 2018

Venue: The London School of Osteopathy
12 Grange Road, London S.E.1
Times: 10am – 5.00pm (registration from 9.30am)
Cost: £135.00

If the course is fully booked please contact us at  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com and we will put you on our cancellation list.

Miserable Baby Part 1 – 14 January 2018 BOOK COURSE
Next course runs Summer 2018

 

The Miserable Baby PART ONE
Treating Feeding & Digestive Disorders in the Newborn & Baby 

THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR OSTEOPATHS, CRANIOSACRAL PRACTITIONERS & PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

The most common early life complaint coming into my practise is that of the ‘miserable baby’ (and sometimes desperate parent!) – babies who are unsettled and inconsolable and who appear to be in digestive discomfort. Variously diagnosed as ‘colic’, ‘reflux’, constipation, trapped wind, milk allergy or ‘feeding problems’ – if we can gain an insight into what is actually going on in the immature gut and feeding system, and learn highly effective techniques to treat them, you will be able to solve the problems of the majority of your baby patients. 

Emphasis is on evaluation, treatment, practical management and advice rather than in depth anatomy & physiology which participants can study at their leisure. Guidelines for further study will be given at the lecture

Morning Session

Looks at the upper digestive tract and specifically at cranial base, jaw and tongue mechanics

  • Pathophysiology and mechanisms that may be implicated
  • Differential diagnosis and contra-indications
  • Current medical management
  • Most common areas of dysfunction 
  • How we can treat these – direct and indirect techniques for the above
  • Management, advice and self help for parents
Afternoon Session

Looks at the mid & lower digestive tract and specifically at gastro-esophageal reflux, straining and trapped wind.

  • Pathophysiology and mechanisms that may be implicated
  • Differential diagnosis and contra-indications
  • Current medical management
  • Most common areas of dysfunction
  • How we can treat these – direct and indirect techniques for the above
  • Management, advice and self help for parents.

Sadly we can’t use babies as models! However we will make good use of dolls and each other to practise techniques so please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Full notes, including photos of techniques, will be supplied during the lecture.
A CPD certificate will be available at the end of the day.

This in an Intermediate Level workshop. To get the most out of this course you should:
  • Be able to take a Paediatric case history and understand your legal & professional requirements for treating infants.
  • Understand the basic physiological processes of birth and how this may effect cranial mechanics.
  • Have a basic understanding of the Cranio-sacral approach (Sutherland, Upledger etc.) as some techniques require
    palpation of the Involuntary Mechanism.

Do check with us if you are unsure  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com