Osteopathy is a gentle, safe and enjoyable form of treatment that is particularly effective for babies as well as children through adolescence.
The birth of a baby can be one of the most stressful events of its life; this process, along with the positioning during development inside the womb, can inflict stresses and strains on a baby’s body. If these stresses are strains remain unresolved, they may result in asymmetries in the baby’s body, discomfort for both baby and mum and long term potentially affect the development of the baby.
Baby osteopaths use gentle, non-invasive, and often indirect techniques in combination with a detailed case history in the treatment of children. Paediatric Osteopaths have a highly developed sense of touch which they use this to find and treat restrictions in a child’s body.
Physiotherapy Our Paediatric physiotherapist can also provide expert physiotherapy assessment and treatment of your baby in regards to Paediatric developmental delay, Paediatric neurological impairment or any general physical and functional impairments that your baby may have, or that you are concerned about.
Common Paediatric presentations include:
- Feeding issues
- Sleeping issues
- Plagiocephaly (uneven headshape)
- Neck restriction (A preference for the baby to turn its head one way more than the other)
- Colic and reflux And in older children:
- Behavioural issues
- Postural and developmental issues
- Uneven walking gait
- Scoliosis (a curved spine)
Common Orthopeadics Paediatric conditions that are treated:
- Severs disease
- Osgood Schlatters
- Soft tissue injuries
- Post fracture rehabilitation and other growing pains