Children & Babies

Osteopathic treatment of children and babies:

Treatment of your child begins with the diagnosis and clinical evaluation of the presenting issue. This enables the osteopath to make treatment decisions oriented to each patient. Treatment is based on observation, education, specific exercises, hands on therapy, and lifestyle advice. If required the osteopath can refer you and your child to other appropriate services to help in the resolution of any problems that may fall outside our scope of practice.

[/su_list] Osteopaths manage children and adolescents with a wide range of complaints including:
  • back pain and headaches
  • postural problems including curvature of the spine
  • sporting injuries
  • strain or pain in joints
  • growing pains

 

Research Links:

Effect of Osteopathic manipulative treatment on gastrointestinal function and length of stay of preterm infants: an exploratory study.

Effect of Osteopathic manipulative treatment on middle ear effusion.

A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Preterms