Osteopathic care is gentle, safe, and effective. It can help the developing body adjust to changes brought on by growth, hence reducing the risk of various health issues. It can support a baby's development into a healthy kid and, eventually, a healthy young adult.
Why would a child see an Osteopath?
A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of children. Trauma during pregnancy and delivery, accidents, falls in childhood...Or simply the body's fast changes throughout growth might cause or aggravate issues with the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Children also struggle with posture disorders, inflammatory diseases, and sports injuries.
What conditions do Osteopaths treat in children and adolescent?
Back pain and head aches
Ear infections (Otitis)
Growing pain in muscles, bones and joints
Postural problems including curvature of the spine
Walking difficulties or foot pain
- And much more
How does Osteopathy work?
The focus of Osteopathy is on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. The treatment can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes, which can prevent other health problems. The osteopathic management of children at all ages is rewarding as the aim is to ensure that every aspect of growth is taking place appropriately, resolving issues promptly as they arise.
What can I expect from a session?
An osteopath will work with you and your child to choose the best course of action. The osteopath will assess your child, identify any issues, and create a thorough case history of your child before starting any treatment. They will do a physical examination to ascertain the best course of therapy and whether a referral to another healthcare professional is required. The osteopath will also provide tips on exercise, posture, general health, and diet.
To find out more about child osteopathy contact our friendly reception team at Central & Stanley Wellness.
Until September 15th, 2023, enjoy special back to school price: initial consultation for children (0-15 years old) at $1180 instead of $1480. Contact us today to book your spot!