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Pediatric Osteopathy

Osteopathic Treatment for Newborns & Babies

Newborns and babies are among my favorite patients. They love osteopathic cranial sacral treatment and often you can see them visibly relax as tensions are released. Treatment can begin in the first week of life and is a great step in preventing many childhood issues.

The baby is perfectly designed to go through the birthing process. But sometimes it can be an arduous journey. Gentle osteopathic treatment can help bring relief for:

  • Colic
  • Gastro esophageal reflux (spitting up)
  • Sleep issues
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty establishing effective nursing
  • Misshapen head or bent neck (torticollis)
  • Babies that stiffen and arch backward
  • Spells of inconsolable crying
  • Developmental Delays
  • Babies that have difficulty progressing through the stages of development: rolling over, belly crawling, crawling on hands and knees and walking

Osteopathic Treatment for Children

All children can benefit from osteopathic treatment. Though we tune our cars regularly, how many of us tune up our bodies? Perhaps there was a difficult birth or early injury. All children have many falls as they learn to walk, climb, etc. Repeated falls and sports injuries can compromise freedom of motion and affect bones, muscles and the nervous system.

Because children are active they benefit from regular “tune ups”

We see many children with:

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Post Adoption
  • Behavior Problems
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Scoliosis
  • Pre & Post Orthodontia
  • Injuries (sports, motor vehicle)
  • Ear Infections
  • Genetic issues
  • Developmental Delays
  • Sensory Integration Issues

Methods used in our practice

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Cranial Osteopathic Treatment
  • Nutritional Counseling Based on a Whole Foods Diet
  • Nutritional Supplements When Needed
  • Natural and Traditional Medications
  • Allergy Relief Including Diet, Natural Medicines and NAET