The Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy at North Shore

The Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy at North Shore

In the heart of the Northern Beaches, North Shore Osteopaths stands as a beacon of holistic health care, specialising in the gentle yet profound practice of cranial osteopathy. This article aims to shed light on what cranial osteopathy is, its myriad benefits, and how our clinic in Brookvale uniquely caters to the diverse needs of our community.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy, or Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, is more than just a treatment for the head. It’s a subtle and gentle form of osteopathic treatment that can be applied to any part of the body. This approach is grounded in the principle that the body functions best when it’s free from restrictions and constrictions.

Cranial osteopaths at North Shore use their highly developed sense of touch to detect nuances in tension and strain throughout the body. With this skill, they gently work to unwind and release these stresses, aiming to restore the body to its optimal function.

Who Can Benefit from Cranial Osteopathy?

While cranial osteopathy is beneficial for individuals of all ages, at North Shore, we have a particular focus on pregnant women, babies, and children.

  • Babies and Children: Often, babies are brought to us with conditions like torticollis, plagiocephaly, restlessness, or issues stemming from difficult births. For school-aged children, cranial osteopathy may address musculo-skeletal aspects of developmental challenges.
  • Pregnant Women: Expectant mothers also find relief and support through cranial osteopathy, helping them manage the physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy.
  • Adults: Adults seeking relief from chronic conditions such as headaches, migraines, and posture-related issues can also benefit from this gentle approach.

The North Shore Difference

At our Brookvale practice, we’re not just practitioners but passionate advocates for osteopathic care. Our team possesses extensive post-graduate training and experience in cranial and paediatric osteopathy, setting us apart in our field. We’re also the only trained Posture Control Insoles™ Osteopaths in the Northern Beaches, integrating cutting-edge technology with traditional osteopathic techniques to offer comprehensive care.

How Does Cranial Osteopathy Work?

Our approach begins with a thorough examination, understanding each individual’s unique history and current health status. We then employ tailored techniques to gently ease any bodily restrictions. This process is designed to not only alleviate immediate discomfort but also to promote long-term health and well-being.

Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy

  • Enhanced Physical Health: By easing tension, cranial osteopathy may help improve overall physical health, including better mobility and reduced discomfort.
  • Emotional Well-being: The gentle touch involved in cranial osteopathy can be deeply relaxing, potentially aiding in emotional and stress relief.
  • Holistic Care: This approach looks at the body as an interconnected system, offering holistic care that aligns with your body’s natural healing capabilities.


At North Shore Osteopaths, we’re committed to providing a nurturing, empathetic environment where every individual’s health journey is respected and supported. Cranial osteopathy represents just one of the many ways we strive to bring balance and wellness to our community.

Interested in learning more or scheduling a consultation? Visit us at 32/117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, or call our friendly team for more information.