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Children

Osteopathy helps children

During childhood, it is inevitable for a child to experience various stresses and strains, which may interfere with his/her development. Your child’s rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

It is important to maintain good physical health during this period and develop the right habits, as these will help ensure good health, posture and function, later in life.

 

Common Symptoms Require Osteopathy

  • Back and/or neck pain
  • Limbs pain
  • Muscles, bones, and/ or joints pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw tension (e.g., stress)
  • Walking difficulties
  • Presence of spinal curve
  • Period pains
  • Constipation
  • Behavioural and learning difficulties

Common Causes of Your Child’s Pain

  • Sporting injuries
  • Postural problems (e.g., carrying heavy school bag)
  • Scoliosis (e.g., adolescent idiopathic scoliosis)
  • Fall (e.g., at the playground)
  • Inflammatory condition (e.g., juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Growing pains
  • Infection (e.g., ear infection)

 

The OsteoLife Approach

We use gentle hands-on manipulation techniques for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems that help to decrease muscle tension and improve your child’s range of motion which ultimately release any restrictions to help your child restore his/her natural state of balance, alignment, and body functions.

 

During the Osteopathy Treatment:

  • On your child’s first visit to OsteoLife, we listen to his/her chief complaint
  • This is followed by a complete history, detailed physical examination and osteopathic assessment
  • Cranial osteopathic treatment is then performed

 

Post Osteopathy Treatment Effects in Children and Youth:

  • Children usually respond well to osteopathy treatment
  • Children are generally happy to be treated with respect and careful attention
  • They often say that the treatment makes them feel better
  • Occasionally, some children may feel some pain which can last up to 24–48 hours

 

Has your child been complaining of a persistent or recurring pain? Call OsteoLife today on 0407 966 001 or book online.

 

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