children

Osteopathy aims to support a child through their development working with the body’s natural drive toward health and well-being, helping to address unresolved strains from birth, supporting them as their bodies go through rapid growth spurts, realigning them after falls and injuries. This will help to lay the foundations for health in the future.

Birth Traumas:

Left unresolved these can:

  • Compromise the function of the Eustachian (Auditory) Tube and leave the ears more vulnerable to recurrent infections and glue ear.
  • Affect the full development of the nasal passages causing the child to breathe through the mouth. Orthodontists recognise that mouth breathing leads to the tongue not supporting the upper arch of the teeth, and the teeth may grow unevenly.

 

Later in life:

Osteopaths believe that strains that have not been fully resolved can accumulate and over time overwhelm the body’s ability to compensate. The result is that something as innocuous as coughing, bending down to tie a shoe lace or a turn of the head can trigger an episode of pain and spasm.

Childhood problems that I commonly see:

  • Growing pains
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Poor sleep
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Glue ear
  • Postural strains
  • Sports injuries