Pediatric Osteopathy

A broken structure in the early years, over time can only put at risk children to further problems. Pediatric osteopathy is based on a detailed knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, combined with skills in manipulation. The osteopath takes care of the child having a holistic view of his young patient; that is, it considers it in its functional body complexity, emotions, mind and spirit. Here are the most common pediatric disorders:

  • Infantile colic
  • Chronic respiratory infections
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Regurgitation
  • Epistaxis, nose bleed
  • Difficulty in suction
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Clumsy children
  • Enuresis, bed wetting
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Digestive disorders

Pediatric osteopathy treatments

At the very moment in which the newborn comes into the world, the baby undergoes strong pressure, especially on the little head. Then growing up the infant will collect an infinity of blows and tumbles. Emotional trauma can also silently contribute in compromising the physical health of little ones. But in addition to the mechanical tensions mounted during childbirth and falls during childhood, the baby can suffer from infections, inflammation or genetic issues.

Cranial Osteopathy babies: disorders that treatment can alleviate

The most common pediatric disorders that osteopathy for children can alleviate are as follows:

  • Postural (eg scoliosis and its consequences)
  • Respiratory (eg asthma)
  • Encephalitic (eg cerebral palsy, spasticity)
  • Behavioral (e.g. learning difficulties)
  • Infectious (eg ear infections and rhinitis and recurrent pharyngitis)
  • Urinary (eg. Nocturnal enuresis)
  • Growth (eg delay in physical and intellectual development)

Some babies peacefully face myofascial and craniosacral practices, but to other children the treatment could be a little bit more complex, causing physical distress manifested as crying, screaming, irritability, colics, regurgitations or nutritional difficulties. The calm and positive approach of the Pediatric Osteopathy helps the little patients to softly face the treatments, in cooperation with a qualified pediatrician.

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If your baby is soffering from colics, insomnia or respiratory problems, do not hesitate to contact me in order to determine the cause of the disorder and face it gently and professionally.