Children and Osteopathy; assisting Growth and Development naturally
Wondering about Children and Osteopathy? At Bendigo Osteo we love treating children, it is a clinical focus of ours and believe it is a safe and gentle manual therapy prefect for children.
So how can osteopathy help with children? Because throughout childhood growth and development, there are many strains on a young person’s body that may affect normal musculoskeletal development. These strains can be from trauma during pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls, sickness, sporting injuries, poor posture or simply the young body’s rapid growth.
Conditions that our Osteopaths at Bendigo Osteo might assist your child with include:
- Back pain
- Ear infections
- Musculoskeletal strains associated with: Asthma, Constipation, Period Pain, nasal congestion
- Postural problems
- Walking/Crawling difficulties
- Foot/knee problems
- Sporting injuries – Muscle strains and tears
- Repetitive injuries associated with swimming, tennis, and gymnastics
- Musculoskeletal trauma from falls
The treatment will involve taking a full case history, accessing the child’s movement or pain, and then providing manual therapy treatment. Treatment may involve stretching, articulating the joints, massage, and cranial therapy. Osteopathy for children is perform in a way that is gentle, and we try are best to ensure it is painless.
There are some things to remember though when booking a appointment with our Osteopaths for your children.
Please note a person under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult during treatment.
Children under the age of 5 years need to book in with Dr Matthew Moresi (Osteopath). Matthew has been providing treatment to young children and infants for over 14 years – he has also undertaken further study in this area.
*Treatment of children is a clinical focus at Bendigo Osteo. Yet we acknowledge that there is a limited (but growing) amount of scientific research on the effectiveness to treat the conditions listed above. See here for more details Osteopathy and Research.
It must also be noted that like all health care there are risks and no guarantees. Your osteopath will discuss this with you at your appointment – or feel free to call.