Frank Kelleher Osteopath

Frank Kelleher is a 1997 graduate of the London School of Osteopathy. He has over 30 years experience in the Health Sector, 24 of those as an Osteopath.

Over the past 20 years Frank has undertaken extensive post-graduate studies in Cranial Osteopathy. This Cranial approach is very suitable for treating babies and children, an area he now specialises in. As a father of four children, it was a natural progression for him to work in this area.

Before moving to London to study Osteopathy in 1992, Frank trained as a nurse for people with intellectual disabilities with Cope Foundation in Cork. He continued this career path in the U.K. and became a Director of Nursing for PLD Services for the Richmond, Twickenham & Roehampton Healthcare Trust.

Frank is a member of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland and a member of the General Osteopathic Council in the U.K.

Tel:(021) 4348918

44 thoughts on “Frank Kelleher Osteopath

  1. Hi Frank. Many of my mum friends recommended you! My baby girl Lexie is now 3 and a half months old. She was born via a planned C-section. She has reflux and is taking Zantac twice a day which has stopped the projectile vomiting thank God but still spits up regularly and is very windy…farting like an old man at times!! I was breast feeding until she was 10 weeks old but had to convert to bottle feeding because she was so unsettled feeding and wasn’t taking enough before switching breasts and getting very cross at feeding times! She is definitely more settled with the bottle feeding but still gets very cross and fights the bottle nearly choking if family members try and feed her!! She is a light enough sleeper and wouldn’t sleep for long during her day naps. Wants to be up all the time and if the car stops moving or we are at a red light she gets very upset!! Her cry since the day she was born is very strong (even the nurses said it!) and she can go from 0-100 in seconds for no apparent reason!! Im wondering if cranio osteopathy would be of any benefit to her?

    1. Hi Aundrea, it sounds like your little girl is having quite a tough start! I do feel Frank could help her tho. I should say that cranial osteopathy cannot strengthen the valve at the top of the tummy, but I’m sure Frank’s treatment will help her. I often tell Mums that the information they get from Frank is as valuable as the treatment baby gets. Give us a call at the clinic on Monday if you would like an appointment (0214348918) Rose.

    1. Hi Orla, night terrors is something that responds really well to cranial osteopathy. If you’d like an appointment just give the clinic a call on 021 4348918 and we can arrange a suitable day. Regards, Rose.

  2. Hi Frank I have a 3 month old baby girl who has started waking in the night in a panic crying, she was 5 weeks early and had a tramatic birth , feeding well and happy, do you think she would benefit from a session

    1. Hi Fiona. I checked with Frank and he said he can help your little one. Give the clinic a call on 0314348918 and we can arrange an appointment. Regards, Rose.

    1. Hi, I asked Frank and he said he has never treated a child so young with an underbite. Normally he might see older children who have been referred by their dentist or orthodontist for treatment. Has someone checked your little one for a tongue tie? Rose.

  3. Hi, my 5 week old is very windy! After a feed I might she is very uncomfortable lying down squirming and kicking her legs and hands out even after an hour of winding her. I’ve tried infacol and colief but dont think it’s made a difference. Is there anything you can do to help? Thanks

    1. Hi Jenny, digestive issues in babies are what Frank sees most here at the clinic. I certainly think an appointment would be beneficial. Give me a call on 021 4348918 and we can organise one for you. Rose.

  4. Hi Frank! I have 8 weeks girl, she was born via emergency c-section. She doesn’t like lying on her back, never sleeps on her back, doesn’t like being put down. I am holding her almost all the time. She is also a very light sleeper during the day. Do you think you would be able to help with it?

    1. Hi Agne, sounds like you both are having a difficult time.
      Will you give me a call on 021 4348918 and I will chat to you more about your little girl.
      Rose.

  5. Hi Frank,

    I was just wondering what you would recommend for a 6 week old baby. She grunts a lot in her sleep when lying flat. She does have difficulty with bowel movements (takes a lot for her to go) but stool is soft and yellow. She’s fully
    Breast feed. We are based north of Dublin so too far for a visit but if you could recommend anything or anyone to see that would be great.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Marie. It may be a gut issue. Have you tried a baby probiotic? Proven do a great breastfeeding one. Or sometimes a baby will have a little difficulty with cows milk protein. You could reduce the dairy in your own diet to see if this helps her. Hope this helps Marie. Rose.

  6. Hi Frank
    I have a boy that is 5 turning 6 at Xmas, he’s just started in senior Infants.. We have trouble with angry built up in him and toilet issues, doctors say it will all come right in time.. Its so frustrating as he’s now in seniors, he can be so sweet and caring but it’s to listen is the problem half the time .. Also he’s in speech therapy but improving.. Do you think you could help

    1. Frank would be very happy to see him Louise. Has he had his hearing checked? Some kids with fluid in the ear can become frustrated and act out and as he’s already having speech therapy, Frank will check his ears. Give the clinic a call if you’d like to book him in. Regards, Rose.

    2. Hi Louise, can you give the clinic a call on Monday on 021 4348918 and we will organise that apt for your son. Talk soon, Rose.

  7. Hi Frank
    My baby boy is now 7 months. He suffered from reflux until about 5 months but is now much better. We managed it by changing position breastfeeding & frequent winding and holding upright after feeds. He has been very contented& well since reflux symptoms improved. In the past week though he has been waking at night every hour or more and crying much more than normal. It might be teething or a sleep regression? He is not as interested in solids this past week either.Is there anything you can help with for this ? He still has a lot of wind but not spitting up after feeds.
    Thanks ,
    Eva

    1. Hi Eva, it sounds like it may be teething alright. Might be worth checking in with your GP just to be sure for a possible ear / throat infection too. If this is a pattern that continues on for a month or so, then Frank may be able to help. Hopefully though it will resolve soon and he will be back to his normal sleep pattern. Hope this helps Eva, Rose.

  8. Hi Frank
    My 8 week old daughter Gemma has acid reflux she spits up a lot and gets very bad crying fits the nurse told me to try Nutramigen baby formula using it since Monday she is still getting the crying fits and spitting up and her poo is very runny

    1. Hi Lisa. Unfortunately we cannot give specific advice about your baby as we have not seen her and reflux can be quite complicated. What I suggest is that you see your GP. There are 2 aspects to treating reflux. The regurgitation and the acid. Your nurse must suspect a milk allergy as the formula she suggested is for babies with a. Les milk sensitivity. Speak to your GP about this too as CMPA can cause reflux. Hope this helps you Lusa. Rose

  9. Hi Frank,
    We have a 10 week old boy that is suffering from silent reflux. We changed to anti reflux about 4 weeks ago. We then had to give him gaviscon ( half sachet per feed) with the anti reflux and this did work for about 2 weeks. However he is starting to regress in the last week or so. He might have 2 ou and then refuse anymore. We might be able to get 1 or 2 ou more into him before it goes. He is becoming more unsettled in the evening and at especially at night. He doesn’t seem to be having enough in a 24hr period. Any help or advise with this ?

    1. Hi Kevin. I’ve asked Frank and he said that it’s not recommended to use Gaviscon with an already pre thickened formula. It’s usually one or the other. Either an AR formula or Gaviscon in a regular formula. The best thing to do Kevin is to discuss this with your GP to determine which option is best for baby. It may explain why baby is taking less formula than expected. Hope this helps.
      We are closed for Christmas but if you’d like to see Frank in the new year, let me know.
      Rose.

  10. Hi Frank, my 20 month old baby girl who is otherwise very healthy & happy is a terrible sleeper & it is getting progressively worse. I have tried all the sleep training techniques & nothing has worked. We have a ser & regular routine. Do you think anything you could do might help her & us?? Thanks

    1. Hi Claire, if the sleep training isn’t working it could be something physical that is disturbing her sleep. Something like a digestive issue, ear infections, nasal congestion for example. When Frank treats children for sleep issues, it’s the physical issue he focuses on. Treating this generally solves the sleep issue. We are not seeing babies over 6 months old at the moment Claire. Once we are, you can contact us for an appointment if you’d like an assessment done. Rose.

  11. Hi There, just wondering if Frank is seeing babies over 6mths at the moment. My little boy is almost 9mths.
    Thank you,
    Diane

    1. Good morning Diane, at the moment Frank is only seeing babies under 6 months old. Once the restrictions are reduced we will then be seeing all babies again. Keep an eye on our social media Diane as we will let everyone know there when this is happening, although we do not have a date yet. Kind regards, Rose.

  12. Hi, my son is 10 weeks old. He has had his tongue tie cut twice and I can feel feedings starting to get sore.. again! I’m afraid its reattached again. He got stuck during his birth, with his head ‘looking at the stars’ he subsequently has a big purple bruisr across his forehead the first week of his life! Could this be contributing to the feeding issues? I dont want to give up breast feeding but I really do not want to get his tongue cut again!!!

    1. Hi Abigail, very often a baby will need physical work after a tongue tie release. However, your baby has had the added issue of a very difficult delivery in a very uncomfortable position. Does baby curve to one side when lying down? Or does baby have a preferred side for turning his head to? I feel some physical work would improve his latch and his sucking. Rose.

  13. Hi , I have a 3 week old little lady and the last 10 days she is crying for about 2 to 3 hours in the morning and crying 2 to 3 hours in the evening . Generally when shes awake she is unsettled and seems to be in pain as her crying sounds like she is distressed. Eating well and seems to bring up her wind Can’t put her down now in last week as she seems uncomfortable . Just wondering is it something Frank could help with . Regards Michelle

    1. Hi Michelle. In a word, yes. This is a typical picture of the babies who attend the clinic. Give us a call today and we can book you in. Rose.

  14. My son has started showing signs of reflux . He has always been a good feeder and always burped well. He would polish his bottles in 15/20 mins. He was drinking up to 6ozs like clockwork every 3 hours. At 7 and half weeks he started getting very gasy and his poos were becoming very acidy/smelly. He also started farting alot. The last few weeks it seems like his in pain while feeding. He would drink an oz or so and start crying and getting so irritated , arch back / fussy like his uncomfortable / in pain ect. I know his hurgry but is unable to take the feed fully. It’s taking nearly two hours to try and feed him now and his not sleeping well any more day/nite . Is this something frank could help with ?

    1. Hi Catherine, yes, I think Frank can help your baby. This is a very typical picture of the babies he sees every day. It’s probably worth checking in with your GP Catherine. Rose.

    2. Good Morning Catherine, Thank you for your message. This is something that Frank see and treats in the Clinic on a daily basis. An appointment would certainly help get him back on track again. Our next available appointment is Monday 14th June at 9.45am. If you would like to book this time or another time please let me know. You can also contact me here at the Clinic today on 021 4348918 Regards, Maeve

  15. Hi, my son was born at 35 weeks. Spent 12 days in neonatal. Since we brought him home he is roaring crying every day. We have been to the hospital 3 times. They said he has colic and reflux. He is on losec and aptaml pepti. It seems to me like he is in a lot of pain and nothing can console the crying when he starts. He is very unsettled day and night. Have heard amazing things about Frank. Would love an appointment please.

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