Osteopathy for Children

We treat children at all ages and stages…from babies to teenagers.

A wide variety of conditions can be treated in children and teenagers and by improving the integration and mobility of their structure it can have an effect on the function.

Our Gentle Approach – we use very gentle techniques in which the osteopath’s highly trained sense of touch is used to identify and correct mechanical disturbances and limitations, both in and around the joints for the skull, and throughout the body. We work at the gentler end of the spectrum of osteopathic techniques, including cranial techniques, especially when treating young children and babies.

Osteopathy for babies

Babies can have tension in their bodies and this can lead to discomfort. It impacts babies in many different ways, such as discomfort in the feeding position, favouring turning their head one way when sleeping, and difficulties with digestion. We often see babies in the first 2 to 3 weeks for a check up.

At Osteopathy For All we utilise years of experience treating babies with a range of osteopathic services.

We pride ourselves int he quality of service and level of care we provide to all our patitents. If you would like to know more about our osteopathy services for babies please get in touch. Our friendly team are happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Osteopathy for children & teenagers

Children are seen for a variety of reasons – everything from aches and pains from growth or bumps in the playground, digestion issues and anxiety related tension.

Anxiety in Children

We treat a large number of children with anxiety within the practice. Anxiety in Children manifests both physically and behaviourally and isn’t always obvious as anxiety. It can be displayed as hyperactivity, sleeplessness, lethargy or aggression or it can come out as headaches/migraines or stomach aches.

Osteopathy can help to relieve the tension in the tissues and combined with management techniques children respond well. Addressing anxiety in children makes them much more happy and relaxed and is helpful in changing their tendency to an overactive fight/flight/freeze response which has been linked with chronic pain in adulthood. Tapping/ EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and meditation are good for reducing levels of cortisol one of the body’s stress hormones.

Osteopathy For Children

Learn more about childrens osteopathy in our Toolkit

We have put together a selection of tools to help children cope with their worries. Click the link below to view our Childrens Osteopathy Toolkit.

Childrens Osteopathy Toolkit