Our team of expert osteopaths is committed to assisting families with young children. We offer osteopathy services specifically tailored for children, toddlers, and babies, aiming to promote their overall health, growth, and development. By focusing on play-based learning, our osteopaths for children aim to detect any potential concerns related to symmetry, posture, coordination, and movement, and proactively address them to prevent future complications.
Common reasons for children osteopathy
Families visit our clinic for a range of reasons, including routine check-ups and seeking reassurance about their children's well-being. Our approach to children's osteopathy emphasizes family-centered care and a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach to promote the health and well-being of both mothers and infants.
postural issues, alignment, and balance
movement and coordination concerns
musculoskeletal development and growth issues
assess muscles, joints, tendons, and nerves after injury
Post-surgery and injury rehabilitation
breastfeeding or bottle-feeding difficulties
improve tummy time, rolling, and crawling
flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)
head preference turned to one side
unsettledness and related issues
support optimal health
Children osteopathic sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the child and parent
History Case history including pregnancy, birth, medical, and development milestones.
Examination Observation of autonomic responses, growth, development, and neuromusculoskeletal assessment.
Treatment Hands-on techniques to reduce tension, and improve range of motion and body symmetry.
Management Personalised advice and tips on lifestyle factors and considerations for the family unit.
Referral Identify any factors that require additional care or referral to other health professionals.