Did you know that Osteopaths treat children from infancy? Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective form of manual therapy for any age group.
Osteopathy for Infants and Toddlers - Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic
Hands-on techniques can be used to manage postural complaints, playground injuries, or help to lessen the stresses and symptoms of certain conditions your child may experience as he or she grows and develops.
BABIES AND INFANTS
Pregnancy and birth are natural, albeit physically demanding, experiences for women and their babies. The stresses and forces on an infantís body in-utero and during birth can result in strains of their soft and immature musculoskeletal system. These forces depend on the position of the baby during pregnancy, how they present during labour and what, if any, interventions might have been required e.g. caesarian section, forceps. The resulting strains may affect your babyís sleeping, eating, and movement.
Some things to look out for:
Irritability and difficulty sleeping
Excessive crying, restlessness, inability to settle
Feeding difficulties in latching or suckling
Colic, reflux or digestive problems
Asymmetry in head shape
Musculoskeletal and postural imbalances
Movement difficulties such as: transitioning to rolling, crawling, walking etc.
The MPOC approach to treatment of babies is gentle and hands-on, and is complementary to management in mainstream medicine. Due to the dynamic and sensitive nature of an infantís body we usually see them respond quite rapidly to treatment, meaning minimal sessions are required to see results.