Osteopathic Centre for Babies & Children

Gentle and Holistic Paediatric Osteopathy

Osteopathy is centred around the well-being of the musculoskeletal system and its profound impact on your child’s overall health. Our experienced osteopaths are specially trained to assess and address various musculoskeletal issues in children. See a Full List of our Clinical Services & Focus

The Benefits of Osteopathy for Children -:

  • Gentle and Child-Friendly: Osteopathic treatments for children are gentle, non-invasive, and personalized to suit the unique requirements of young patients.
  • Addressing Developmental Concerns: Our osteopath is skilled in addressing developmental issues in children, including posture, mobility, and musculoskeletal imbalances.
  • Pain Relief: Osteopathic techniques can provide effective relief from common childhood complaints such as growing pains, headaches, and musculoskeletal discomfort.
  • Enhancing Sleep: Discomfort or pain can disrupt a child’s sleep patterns. Osteopathic care is designed to enhance your child’s sleep quality.
  • Promoting Overall Health: Osteopathy acknowledges the intricate interconnections of the body’s systems, with a focus on enhancing your child’s overall health and well-being.

What is Paediatric Osteopathy?

Osteopathy at the Children’s Osteopathic Centre employs an integrated approach to treating your child’s body. Our dedicated osteopaths utilise hands-on techniques to support the body’s innate self-healing abilities. We focus on ensuring the free motion and alignment of the body’s framework and its relationship to organ function, circulation, and the nervous system. Every aspect of treatment and management is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual child or baby.

About The Children’s Osteopathic Centre

The Children’s Osteopathic Centre is an affiliate of The Integrated Osteopathic Centre located in Ringwood North. All the osteopaths have extensive training in the treatment of children and babies and have done additional training in the osteopathic treatment and management of the paediatric patient. Many families bring their children of all ages to the Children’s Osteopathic Centre for a wide range of reasons. We love working with families and have a beautiful space to welcome you all into.

We are passionate about treating children and have over 60 years of combined experience in paediatric care. They have all undertaken extensive postgraduate training in paediatrics and pregnancy care to ensure delivery of excellence in osteopathic healthcare.

Dr. Heather Cock

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Orofacial Myofunctional
Breathing Educator

Dr. Christina Fraval

Orofacial Myofunctional
Breathing Educator

Dr. Ally Key

BSc (Clin. Sc), MHSc (Osteo) 

Dr. Ila Taylor

BSc (Clin. Sc), MHSc (Osteo)

Dr. Sonia Wainberg


Dr. Natasha Laurie

(B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.) M.H.Sc(osteo)

Melanie Myres

Massage Therapist

Areas of Clinical Focus

At the Children’s Osteopathic Centre, we treat newborn babies through to teenagers, for many common childhood conditions. Pregnant and postnatal women also form a large part of our practice. Our clinical aim is always to support each patient to reach their fullest potential.

Difficult birth and unsettled babies

Feeding and Tongue Tie

Baby and Child Musculoskeletal Check-Up

Head Preference to One Side Plagiocephaly and Torticollis

Tummy Time, Rolling, and Crawling

Walking, Limping and Balancing

Sleep Challenges

Dental and Orofacial Myology

Breathing Retraining

Growing Pain

Migraines and Headaches

Poor Posture

Sports Injuries

Special Needs

Retained Primitive Reflexes

Pregnant and Postnatal Women