During child birth, babies can undergo a lot of stress to the face and head especially if birthing aids such as forceps or vacuums are used. Our Osteopaths that work with babies have done extra training to be able to assess and treat any dysfunction as a result of these stresses. During infancy, babies can also develop other issues that Osteopaths may be able to help with. Our Osteopaths will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward and if referral to other health practitioners is required.
Some common conditions that osteopaths treat in the newborn age group include:
Osteopathy for Children and Adolescents
A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child from infancy all the way through to skeletal maturity as an adolescent. Childhood accidents and falls, or simply the young body’s rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Some common conditions that osteopaths treat in the children through to adolescent group include:
Postural problems (eg. from sitting at desks, using IPads)
Osgood Schlatter’s disease
Muscle and joint aches and pains
Beyond works with many senior school sporting programs helping them with injury prevention, injury management, treatment, podiatry and clinical pilates.
Dr Jessie Wood and Dr Sarah Smith are our practitioners that treat children and babies, all of our practitioners treat and work with the adolescent age group. To read more about our practitioners please click here.
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