Osteopathy recognises the particular stresses on the body undergone by children as they grow from babies to teenagers and has developed an approach to work with children of all ages.
Osteopaths treat babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Effective, early treatment can prevent other problems from occurring. Osteopaths commonly treat babies with:
- developmental problems
- constant crying
- feeding difficulties
- digestive problems and constipation
- skull deformation or flat head syndrome
A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child. Trauma during pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls, or simply the rapid changes of the body’s growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Other issues faced by children include posture problems, inflammatory conditions and sporting injuries.
An Osteopath will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward. The Osteopath will examine and diagnosis problems and before treatment commences will prepare a comprehensive case history of your child. They will complete a physical examination to determine which type of osteopathic treatment is suitable and if a referral to other health care practitioners is needed. The Osteopath will also offer advice on nutrition, general health, posture and exercise.
Osteopathic care is safe, gentle and effective without the use of drugs or surgery. It can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes which can prevent other health problems. It can help your baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately, a healthy young adult.
Balanced Life Osteopathy provides a discount for Children.