Osteopathy for Children
Osteopathy for Kids
Osteopaths are interested in helping children develop in a balanced and healthy way and to help them achieve their full potential. Each child is unique with their own story of their life and osteopaths consider the whole child in their examination and treatment.
Osteopaths believe that imbalances, strains and restrictions in the musculoskeletal framework of the growing child can not only cause discomfort, but also influence normal growth and development in many different ways.
Osteopaths have a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology and a highly developed sense of touch which they use to detect and release areas of tension and structural imbalance. Osteopathic treatment is aimed at maintaining good mobility and balance in the musculoskeletal framework of the body. This provides the optimal physical environment for the body to function and develop.
Aches and Pains – Children and teenagers are naturally active and often have minor falls that can upset the physical balance of the body. A child who is physically uncomfortable over a long period of time may not complain of aches and pains, because the child may just accept them as normal, but signs in their behaviour may indicate that something is not right for them.