A specialist service to help you and your baby manage colic and reflux.

Baby Boy Holding Mothers Hand

We are a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a Consultant Paediatrician, four Feeding Specialists and a Paediatric Physiotherapist offering a comprehensive service for the management of colic and reflux in infants.

What can we offer you in clinic?

We can offer medical assessment and management, feeding assistance and physiotherapy all located within the clinic. See more

What is colic?

Colic is the name given to excessive or frequent crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Babies with colic will often be unsettled, especially after feeding and usually more so in the evening. For more information please click here

Colic baby

What is reflux?

Reflux in infants is frequent spitting up of milk after feeds. They can also be crying excessively either during or after feeds. They will often back-arch when in pain as seen in the image below. For more information please click here

Infant with reflux

About us

  • Physio with mother
  • Dr Justin Roche with baby
  • IBCLC's
  • Baby receiving physiotherapy
  • IBCLC with mother and baby

Dr Justin Roche has 24 years experience as a Paediatrician. Over the last 12 years he has specialised in managing feeding difficulties in infants and children.

Kate Roche is a Paediatric Physiotherapist with a background in neonatal and developmental physiotherapy. She has undergone further training in craniosacral therapy for infants.

Justin and Kate have developed a world class tongue tie service along with four feeding specialists (IBCLC’s), Claire Bulfin, Amanda Glynn, Marie Meagher and Agnes Ryan. As many infants with tongue tie also present with symptoms of colic and reflux, as a team we have become experts in managing these conditions. We would now like to offer our knowledge and experience to all infants suffering from colic or reflux, irrespective of whether they have tongue tie.

Within our team we can also call upon our experience in Midwifery, Neonatal Nursing and Public Health Nursing. We also have supportive Healthcare Assistants and an Administrative Team to help look after you and your baby at our clinic.

How can we help you? Click here for more information

Where are we?

We are situated in the beautiful Tipperary countryside outside of Clonmel and just 10 minutes from the M8.

The clinic at the National Tongue Tie Centre

  • Therapy room Colic clinic
  • Hallway reflux clinic
  • Clinic room colic reflux
  • Hallway colic clinic
  • Reception Colic clinic
  • Halway reflux clinic
  • Clinic room colic
  • Therapy room reflux clinic

Book appointment

To book an appointment to see us then please call us on 085 202 2244 or send an email to info@drjustinroche.com


To see our fees and the options for review appointments, our fees page is here

Other services

To see our information on tongue tie please click here