Children of all ages benefit greatly from osteopathic manipulation. Structural problems due to birth trauma as a newborn
can be corrected early so their neurological system develops optimally. Future academic, behavioral, and developmental problems can be prevented or decreased by restoring proper structure-function relationship early in their childhood.Children with frequent illnesses or ear infections are due to structural restrictions of the head bones and other parts of the body. Viruses and bacterias cause the symptoms of an illness, but the cause of the illness is due to the body’s structural restrictions that prevent proper function of the immune system. The child is then susceptible to getting more infections because the body is unable to properly defend itself. The goal of osteopathy is to relieve these restrictions, so the body’s innate healing ability can resume its role towards protecting health.
Childhood is filled with growth in the physical, neurological, and mental capacity. Children must be allowed the opportunity to be children. Falls and injuries will happen. It is part of the child’s learning and development towards adulthood. Osteopathy strives to prevent the injuries and trauma from putting the child a step backward but forward towards optimal health and growth in all aspects to the fullest potential.
Below are some of the things treated.
- Autism/ ADD/ ADHD
- Down’s syndrome
- Respiratory Disorder (asthma, etc)
- Postnasal drip
- Developmental Delay
- Learning Disability
- Effects due to Birth Trauma
- Recurrent Illness / Recurrent Ear Infections
- Dental Problems
- Scoliosis / Postural Problem
- Brain Injury (cerebral palsy)
- Academic Difficulties (dyslexia)
- Improving Athletic performance
- Behavior Problems
- Failure to thrive
- Strabismus / Visual related problems
- Sprains / Strains