Infant and Child Osteopathic Treatment

Infant and Child Osteopathic Treatment Services in McKinnon

Our Osteopaths have experience in treating a wide range of conditions in the Paediatric population, from infancy (0-5 years) through childhood (5-12 years). Osteopathic treatment can help address strains resulting from pregnancy or labor and help promote optimal function.

Osteopaths are trained to assess, examine, and treat various types of strains and complaints in infants. Our thorough case history includes questions about your pregnancy and birth, considering any factors that may influence your child’s presenting complaint. We use gentle treatment techniques and tailor each consultation to the needs of each individual to ensure the comfort and safety of your child while effectively addressing the underlying tension and strains.

Common presentations/complaints in infants we can assist with include:

  • Feeding difficulties (including latching difficulties, lip/tongue/cheek ties, clicking, painful or biting when feeding, side preferences)
  • Wind/stomach pain
  • Generally unsettled babies
  • Head favouring (whether on back, on tummy, sleeping, in carrier/car or when feeding)
  • Stiff and wry neck
  • Flat spots of misshapen heads
  • Excessive crying or irritability
  • Dislikes being in car, carrier, on tummy or flat on back

Our thorough case history includes questions about your pregnancy and birth, considering any factors that may influence your child’s presenting complaint.

Common presentations in childhood we assist with:

  • Lower back pain
  • Middle to upper back pain
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Migraines
  • Growing pains
  • Injuries as a result of falls
  • Sporting related injuries
  • Chest or back pain as a result of persistent coughing or asthma
  • Scoliosis related pain
  • Hip or knee pain; including Osgood-Schlatters
  • Ankle or foot pain; including Sever’s Disease

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