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Children

Osteopathy for Children

Most people acknowledge the value of osteopathy for adults, but did you know osteopathic care is great for your whole family? Osteopathic care for children and babies is different from that for adults. Tailored to their age and weight, their adjustments often require no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

The pulling and twisting that delivers a baby from the birth canal can cause physical stress. Without language to explain what’s wrong, some newborns exhibit unexplained crying, a lack of appetite or other difficulties. Newborns and infants often show a tendency to hold their head to one side or prefer breast-feeding from one side – these can be signs of early physical stress.

As children grow and explore their world, crawling leads to walking. Walking leads to running. Before we know it, their mobility and curiosity produce a whirlwind of non-stop activity. Even though your child’s young body has a tremendous capacity to adapt.

Aches and pains at any age are signs that something isn’t right. Gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby. Many parents report improved sleep patterns and overall health in their children who have osteopathic care. Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development we can assess your child to see what might help.