A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child. Trauma during pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls, or simply the rapid changes of the body’s growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Other issues faced by children include posture problems, inflammatory conditions and sporting injuries.
We will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward. We will determine if an osteopathic treatment is suitable or if a referral to other health care practitioners is needed.
Osteopathic care is safe, gentle and effective. We don’t use drugs or surgery. Our goal is to see “the bigger picture” and prevent possible future problems. We want to help your baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately, a healthy young adult.
Some of the conditions that we can treat in children and teenagers include:
- back pain and headaches
- growing pains in muscles, bones and joints
- postural problems including curvature of the spine
- period pain
- walking difficulties or foot pain
- sporting injuries
- the physical effects of cerebral palsy.