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Babies and Children

"Investigating and identifying issues early can make all the difference."

It’s so important to keep an eye on children and babies as they grow. Their bones and muscles develop so quickly over the early years. They may fall into habits and develop conditions that need management.

Does this sound familiar?

“Ava is 14 weeks old and is being breast fed. Lately she is only feeding on the left side and for some reason does not want it any other way. Her mother doesn’t know what the problem could be, but recently noticed that she always seemed to turn her head to the left also. Ava has an older brother, but he never seemed to have this issue.”

The approach

Osteopathy

Our Osteopaths are gentle and caring when treating babies and children.

Babies

Aspects that will be examined and considered include include neuro-muscular causes of:

  • Feeding issues
  • Irritability
  • Constipation and digestive complaints
  • Head shape concerns
  • Musculoskeletal weight bearing issues, developmental concerns.

Children

Aspects that will be considered include:

  • Postural complaints
  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Sporting/recreational activity injuries
  • Headaches due to musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Any neuro-muscular contributions to Stomach or Asthma complaints.

Remedial Massage Therapy

Our Massage Therapist works with children and looks at:

  • Sports massage needs
  • Postural concerns.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Our Exercise Physiologists works with children and considers aspects such as:

  • Sports injury pain and management
  • Strength and stability
  • Postural concerns
  • Sport specific strengthening/ conditioning for sports performance, ie. dancers, runners, tennis players
  • Preventative exercise
  • Overuse injuries or growing pains – knee , hip , ankle, shoulders, or back pain
  • Exercise advice for fitness / weight concerns
  • Diabetes management.

Functional Nutrition

Our Nutritionist works with children and looks at:

  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Digestive disorders – bloating, stomach pains, food intolerances
  • Nutritional advice for behavioural issues – improving concentration / hyperactivity
  • Energy levels
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Healthy eating.

Talk to us today

Talk to us today to find out how we can help your baby or child.