Ferguson Street Osteopathy offers effective osteopathic treatment, health advice and lifestyle management for everyone in the family!
Ferguson Street Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a wonderful form of treatment for children, from newborn babies to teenagers.
Babies and Toddlers
Osteopathic treatment of babies uses the gentlest form of osteopathy called cranial osteopathy, where the practitioner puts her hands on the baby and makes very subtle movements to balance the tissues and help the baby relax. This causes no pain or discomfort to the baby.
Here are some of the problems osteopaths commonly see in children:
Headaches and migraines
Foot and leg pain
Early adolescent years are the most important when it comes to spinal development. On top of this, teenage years are also when bad habits begin to form such as bad posture, too much time on electronic devices and even poor eating habits! For these reasons it’s a great idea to have your teenagers assessed by an osteopath to ensure spinal growth remains healthy and to manage abnormal curvatures or habits if they develop. Education is an important part of the osteopathic consult with teenagers. Advice can be given regarding posture, stretches, footwear, school bags, pillows and study set up.
If you have any questions about your child or whether osteopathy is suitable for their condition, then please call Julie at Ferguson Street Osteopathy today.
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On top of her university training, our osteopath Julie has undergone numerous post-graduate courses in paediatrics and cranial/biodynamic osteopathy.
A Biodynamic View of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field – Phases 1-7
Treatment of Children with a Biodynamic View of Osteopathy – Phase 1-3
SCFANZ Paediatrics 2
Paediatric Management and Treatment - Caroline Stone Osteopathy
Intensive Course in Paediatric Osteopathy - The Osteopathic Centre for Children in San Diego, California.
Participation with the Children’s Clinic in Busselton WA
Julie also works as a tutor and clinical supervisor at RMIT University with the senior students.