What we can do to treat children?

Children osteopathic care is integrated into a multi specialist treatment plan (pediatrician, GP, ENT specialists, podiatrists, psychiatrists). We will refer you to one of these specialties if necessary.

Cranial osteopathy and structural osteopathy are often used during the treatment, but the techniques used in general are extremely gentle.

How osteopathy helps your child?

  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Treatment efficiency
  • Management of the treatment plan
  • Prevention

Here are some examples of the most common presenting complaints:

Back pain, headaches, and neck pain - Musculo-skeletal Problem

Treatment is similar to that of an adult but gentler.  Diagnosis is important to find out why the child is experiencing pain and it may not be coming from the area of symptoms.  Often a child with back pain may have a scoliosis, flat foot, and hip osteochondritis, etc problems, which require a full check up and in some situations the help of other specialties.

Children and Teenager Posture and Osteopathy

Children are taught really early at the practice how to sit and stand. Posture is an important matter for children due to the long hours spent in front of computers or in the classroom.

Postural conditions can be treated with osteopathy and in certain circumstances the help of a podiatrist.

Audition problems

A stasis in the Eustachian trump of the ear can cause ear infection. If the ear infection becomes chronic, it can have a lasting effect on the child’s audition.

Gentle cranial techniques are used to improve drainage around the ear canal, and lymphatic drainage on the rib cage and face.

Until the children become teenagers, it is advisable to visit the osteopath 3 times a year to perform these techniques in order to avoid any later issues.

Tendency to get ill from flu or cold

The symptoms (coughing and congested nose) can be reduced substantially with the help of osteopathy. Cranial techniques can increase the volume of the palate that is sometimes too small and causes obstruction around the respiratory track.

The potential side effects of an osteopathy treatment are the following : fatigue for a few days, in case of inflammation you can feel some joints pain and sore muscles.

A Marguin - March 15 2015

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