The calm and soothing approach of Osteopathy makes it especially suitable for treating children, including new-born infants.
Children may develop a variety of structural problems from a variety of causes, including:
- difficulties during pregnancy or childbirth
- childhood accidents and falls
- infections or inflammatory conditions
- genetic disorders.
Osteopathic principles, care and treatment can assist in a wide variety of conditions, either solely or alongside other disciplines.
Structural problems, such as those affecting the proper mobility and function of the body’s framework, can lead to a range of problems. These may include:
- postural – such as scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
- respiratory – such as asthma
- manifestations of brain injury – such as cerebral palsy and spasticity
- developmental – with delayed physical or intellectual progress, possibly triggering learning or behavior difficulties
- infections – such as ear and throat infections or urinary disturbances.
Osteopathy can assist in the prevention of health problems and help children make a smooth transition into normal, healthy adult life.