Children go through a great development in a short period of time, both physically and mentally. Usually development goes well but sometimes it is not optimal due to a variety of causes. For example, due to infections and allergies, surgery or even thumb sucking, children can suffer all kinds of movement losses or injuries. As a result, this can affect their development (negatively). Then an osteopathic treatment can often help by removing the movement limitations and tensions so that the child starts to feel comfortable again.
There are several complaints in which an osteopath can help; for example, headaches, abdominal pain, constipation, ear nose and throat problems, eczema and allergies. Also in children with motor development problems and behavioral and learning problems, osteopathy can often make a positive contribution.
Children to young adults
Every child is unique!
The body functions as a whole. If problems occur in any of the systems of development, it can affect the child's overall development. Therefore, each child requires its own and unique approach and treatment. An osteopathic treatment for a baby or child consists of gentle mobilizing techniques that children generally find pleasant.
Indications children to young adults:
behavioral and learning problems such as hyperactivity, ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, dysplasia
throat, nose and ear problems
recurrent ear infections
scoliosis (schreve back)
and so on
The first time you visit an osteopath with your child, a comprehensive intake will take place. Here questions will be asked about the complaints and also about any medical history and living habits of your baby or child. Then follows an extensive physical examination of your baby or child.
The intake, examination and treatment are specifically tailored to your child's developmental stage and sensitivity. Each child is looked at individually to see what he or she can handle and needs. At the end of the intake and physical examination, the findings will be discussed with you and your child. When treating children, the osteopath will use very gentle techniques to relax the body in order to eliminate loss of mobility.
The osteopath can also refer you if there is reason to do so. The treatment plan is drawn up after which the treatment can begin. The period between treatments varies from one to several weeks. This gives the self-healing ability of the body time to achieve a new balance.
It is important that your baby or child is at ease and reassured before and during treatment.
We recommend when you come with your baby or infant to bring a favorite pacifier, cuddly toy. I also advise you to bring a spare diaper and a bottle of formula. Babies are often fine while drinking from the bottle or at the breast.
In addition, you can contribute to a calm treatment by telling your child beforehand and
make you feel that the osteopath will touch the feet, knees, pelvis, hands, arms, neck and head. And that this will not hurt.