How can an osteopath help?
Osteopathic treatment offers a wonderfully gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes which take place during pregnancy, helping relieve the aches and pains as the mother’s body adapts to pregnancy.
IMAGINE you are shut away in a small space which daily gets smaller as you get bigger. There is less and less room to move and you are forced to curl up. Sometimes you might have an arm behind your back or a leg wrapped around your neck – for weeks.
As your baby develops in the womb, movements become more and more restricted resulting in all kinds of tensions when the baby is born. No wonder your baby cries or seems agitated!
OSTEOPATHIC treatment is a great way to get your baby checked over and unraveled, so to speak. Its also
a great opportunity to have a chat about any concerns you may have – make it a family appointment.
CHILDREN & TEENAGERS
As your child develops, so the body undergoes considerable and often rapid change.
Today children spend a lot of time sitting and this inactivity brings its own health problems, especially in the developing body, which is designed to move.
SPINAL MECHANICS and ASSESSMENTS
The bones are developing and gaining length and strength through out childhood – in fact into their 20’s.
Did you know?
It is normal for a Baby’s feet to look flat? – Baby’s are born with a fat pad into the arch of the foot which contains nutrition for those developing bones and body.
The arch appears at around 4 years
Baby’s are born with 22 bones in the foot – by age 5 they have 26.
By age 8 – 10 the adult foot is formed. You inherit your foot mechanics….
It is not normal for your child to suffer ongoing pain – anywhere - so get him or her checked out. It only takes a phone call or an appointment!
It is easier to prevent a problem
than it is to treat it!
As your child starts weight bearing, walking, jumping, running and exploring his or her new world, it is perfectly normal for him or her to integrate with other children and join in activities.
If not, there is a problem, which if ignored and the child’s body adapts, it could lead to problems in adulthood, which could be easily avoidable.
Come and learn what is normal and what is not. See the spine and identify problem areas which could contribute to pain or behavioral issues.
As highly trained professionals equipped with the skills and knowledge to examine, assess, diagnose and treat injuries and conditions; come and learn about the growing body and how to support it to the best of your ability.
Speak to your us about spinal assessments – a full spinal assessment of your child to ensure that any spinal curvatures are detected early on in development. This will aid in monitoring changes and help with any future treatment programme and provide you and your child with information to make decisions regarding good health easier in the future.
Mothers, Babies & Children