Osteopathy for Children

Children of any age can benefit from osteopathy. It is never too early to start, as children and teenagers are not immune to aches and pains. Osteopathy can help detect potential problems for the future and help manage growth related issues.

At this age, the body is still growing and developing, while coping with varied demands from studying, sports and other activities.

Carrying heavy school bags coupled with studying in awkward sustained positions can lead to postural imbalances and pain. Additionally, the increased use of technology such as smartphones and tablets may lead to upper back pain, neck pain and headaches.

Osteopathy can help by facilitating correct posture and alignment. Osteopaths also treat children and adolescents with sporting injuries, growth related pains and following accidents or falls.

We find that children and adolescents are very responsive to osteopathic treatment, and really enjoy their sessions.

Could my child suffer an adverse reaction to osteopathy?

Often, after treatment, the baby or child is very relaxed and sleeps well. Occasionally children feel unsettled, but this is a temporary situation that happens when mechanical changes are occurring, and only lasts for a day or two.

“By gently manipulating the body we can bring about relief of symptoms for the patients and help improve quality of life for the parents.”