After reaching a peak with Jake’s behaviour one Saturday evening, we felt that we needed to try and help Jake with any problems that he may be experiencing. Although he was only five, he had experienced many stresses in his life which we felt had contributed to his erratic behaviour including extreme temper tantrums and a poor sleep routine.
In fact, Jake had not slept an entire night since he was born, and was a very restless sleeper. Jake had also suffered with recurring ear infections including a perforated ear drum. I had heard from my Health visitor, following the birth of our second son, that children who had had a traumatic birth and delivery sometimes show signs of erratic behaviour patterns. This was the case for Jake and with this in mind I set about researching this. To my surprise there were many pieces of research linking these two areas along with how it could also relate to recurring ear infections. My research pinpointed me to cranial osteopathy and how this could help children who were experiencing problems similar to Jake.
I then set about trying to locate a paediatric cranial osteopath and my research found Neil Lunt. I phoned the osteopaths on the Monday morning and spoke to Bruce and relayed my findings in relation to Jake. He was very informative and explained that it was Neil that I needed to see and made me an appointment for the same week. When the day of our appointment arrived I explained to Jake what would happen in order to prepare him. However, I had no need to worry, on arrival we were greeted superbly by Bruce who I had spoke to on the phone. Shortly after, Neil invited us in for our first treatment. He was wonderful with Jake-very calm and reassuring. I was amazed-Jake laid on the couch and allowed Neil to treat him for a considerable amount of time without moving- a rarity with Jake! Neil was very informative explaining what he had found and how he could help him. Jake immediately liked Neil and looked forward to his next treatment.
We noticed a dramatic change in Jake after the first visit. He was very tired and slept for a long time the first evening but woke very refreshed. After 48 hours Jake was explaining that his head felt much better and that he could hear everything we were saying. As the days passed Jake continued to improve in his sleep patterns, behaviour and calmness. We have now completed our course of three treatments and have seen a drastic improvement in Jake which both other family members and friends have also noticed. Although Jake is not perfect it has made a drastic difference to the balance in our family life.
Mrs S Byrne