When you think about the correction of common newborn issues, tightness from birth trauma is a great starting point. Tightness of the craniosacral fascial system in different parts of the body can just have different names: colic (abdominal area), reflux (gastroesophageal area), pyloric stenosis (between the stomach and small intestine), indigestion (stomach, pancreas, liver), constipation (small and large intestines), stridor (larynx), nursing issues (oral strain), strabismus (eye strain), torticollis (neck and spinal twist), and clubfoot (foot fascial strain). Even the NICU has its list of tightness possibilities: Necrotizing enterocolitis [NEC] (mesentery fascial tightness), bronchopulmonary dysplasia [BPD] (respiratory tissue tightness), and retinopathy of prematurity [ROP] (vitreous matrix tightness). I hope the day quickly comes when craniosacral fascial strain at birth is apparent to all.
Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.