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CPD – The Miserable Baby (Part 1)

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019.
Next course runs March 2020

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

Miserable Baby Part 1 – 21st September 2019 BOOK COURSE
Next course coming March 2020

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

THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR OSTEOPATHS, CRANIOSACRAL PRACTITIONERS & PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Possibly the most common early life complaint is that of the ‘miserable baby’ (and desperate parent!) – babies who are unsettled and inconsolable, with apparent abdominal discomfort. Variously diagnosed as failure to latch, tongue tie, lip tie, reflux, constipation, trapped wind, milk allergy etc etc – if we can gain an insight into how an infant latches, sucks, swallows, and digests via the immature gut, and learn highly effective treatment techniques (including an intra oral approach), we will be able to help resolve these very common early life presentations. 

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

Latching, sucking, swallowing – 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, to include intra-oral techniques.
  • Management, advice and self help for parents
Afternoon Session

Gastro-esophageal reflux, silent reflux, stomach & intestines

  • 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