Children, Teenagers and Osteopathy

Growth and Development

At Bendigo Osteo we commonly see children for a range of health conditions.

Trauma during pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls, sickness, sporting injuries, poor posture or simply the young body’s rapid growth may place strains on a young person’s body affecting their normal musculoskeletal development.

Conditions that our Osteopaths at Bendigo Osteo might assist your child with include:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Musculoskeletal strains associated with: Asthma, Constipation, Period Pain
  • Postural problems
  • Walking difficulties or foot/knee pain
  • Sporting injuries – Muscle strains and tears
  • Repetitive injuries associated with swimming, tennis, and gymnastics
  • Musculoskeletal trauma from falls

Please note a person under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult during treatment.

Children under the age of 8 years need to book in with Dr Matthew Moresi (Osteopath). Matthew has been providing treatment to young children and infants for over 10 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.