Osteopathy is a gentle way of supporting children’s growth and development.

Asymmetries, sprains and pain, stress and anxiety all happen in children too and the function may be compromised as a result.

Osteopathy is a gentle way of treating many issues in children.

Children are not just miniature adults. Their bodies are quite different to an adult body and Osteopathy recognizes this and works with it.

For example many children suffer from repeated middle ear infections which suddenly stop when the child has grown into a teenager.

The reason is an anatomical change in the orientation of the connection between the middle ear and the throat (Eustachian tube). In children this connection runs almost horizontally, hence has a tendency to become congested and infected. In adults the growth of the face results in a change of orientation from more horizontal to more vertical therefore making drainage of the connection much easier. Osteopathic treatment can support drainage and reduce the number or intensity of middle ear infections.

Common problems in children that can benefit from osteopathic treatment:

  • Headaches
  • Ear and Sinus Infections
  • Trauma from falls and car accidents
  • Posture issues (school/study)
  • Sports injuries
  • Growing Pains