Children & Babies
Osteopathic care is very gentle, and may assist a young body in adapting to growth related changes. An osteopath will work with you and your child to help your baby grow into a healthy child, and your child into a healthy adult.
At West Perth Osteopathy our Osteopaths treat babies, children and teens for a range of conditions, and understand the stresses undergone by their bodies as they grow and develop from birth.
Babies with these conditions may benefit from osteopathic treatment:
- Torticollis (wry neck)
- Lip & tongue ties
- Constant crying & irritability
- Feeding difficulties
- Developmental problems
- Digestive issues, including colic, wind & sickness
- Skull deformation, or ‘flat head’ syndrome
Conditions that osteopaths may treat in children and teenagers include:
- Sporting injuries
- Back pain & headaches
- Postural problems & growing pains
- Walking difficulties & foot pain
- Behavioural problems
- Sleep problems
- Learning difficulties
- Inner ear infections
Our West Perth Osteopaths will work with you and your child to plan the very best means forward by analyzing and diagnosing any conditions or issues. Prior to treatment, your child’s osteopath will prepare a thorough case history of your child and their family history. They will generally complete a physical exam to determine which kind of osteopathic treatment is suitable, and whether a referral to other healthcare specialists is required. Our osteopaths also provide advice and insight on best nutrition, general health, posture, exercise, and more.
Osteopaths at West Perth Osteopathy are highly skilled at identifying and releasing structural imbalances in order to help the body to return to, and to maintain, a state of good health. We find that it is common for patients, and their parents, to report positive benefits in whole body health following treatment.