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Conditions that osteopaths treat in children and teenagers:​
& children

OA range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child. Trauma during pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls...Or simply the rapid changes of the body's growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Other issues faced by children include posture problems, inflammatory conditions and sporting injuries.

An osteopath will work with you and your child to plan the best way forward.  The osteopath will examine and diagnose problems and before treatment commences will prepare a comprehensive case history of your child. They will complete a physical examination to determine which type of treatment is suitable and if a referral to other health care practitioners is needed. The osteopath will also offer advice on nutrition, general health, posture and exercise.

Osteopathic care is safe, gentle and effective without the use of drugs or surgery. It can assist the young body to adapt to growth related changes, which can help prevent other health problems. It can help a baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately a healthy young adult.

  • Back pain and head aches

  • Ear infections (Otitis)

  • Growing pain in muscles, bones and joints

  • Postural problems including curvature of the spine

  • Urinary problems

  • Period pain

  • Walking difficulties or foot pain

  • Scoliosis





Osteopathy's focus is on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopathic treatment can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes, which can prevent other health problems.  The osteopathic management of children at all ages is rewarding as the aim is to ensure that every aspect of growth is taking place appropriately, resolving issues promptly as they arise.

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