The Children’s Clinic Cork was opened in January 2017 by Frank Kelleher Osteopath and his wife Rose. Frank and Rose have worked together for the last 20 years and during that time have gradually found themselves working more and more with babies and children until they got to a point where it’s only babies and children they see!
Working with babies and children was a very natural progression for us. We have 4 children ourselves, ranging from 24 years old down to 14 years old. Rose was also a General Nurse and a Midwife and worked in the UK while Frank was doing his Osteopathy degree. Between both of us we have a great understanding of what parents go thru when their little one is experiencing difficulty. Our aim has always been, to give parents information and what’s going on and what they can do on a practical level to help their baby.
Opening the Children’s Clinic Cork has been a dream for quite a while. We have moved location quite a few times over the 20 years working in Osteopathy and with each move we learned something new! Our new clinic is designed with babies, children and their parents in mind and we have made the environment as child and parent friendly as possible. There is a lovely relaxed feeling here that has happened naturally. Our Baby Changing and Feeding Room is a little calm oasis and parents love it!
In addition to Paediatric Osteopathy we also offer other services here at the clinic. We have Baby Massage Classes on a Monday morning, Play Therapy twice a week, Antenatal Classes on a Saturday morning and very soon a Breastfeeding Consultant. By offering these additional services we hope to make the Children’s Clinic a centre for baby and child based services. In time, we hope to add a Speech and Language Therapist and maybe Baby Yoga!
We will continue to improve the services here at the clinic all the time. For example, we recently purchased a baby weighing scales so that parents can get an up to date weight for baby while they are here. A small thing, but something that’s very important for parents of Reflux babies who are on medication.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful cards and comments on our new clinic. It’s amazing to know that what we had planned all this time was something that works so incredibly well!