Children can be treated by an osteopath at Southpoint Health in Miranda
Children can be treated by an osteopath at Southpoint Health in Miranda

Muscles and bones are usually referred as musculoskeletal system. When discussed separately, they are known as skeletal system and muscular system. These two body systems are interconnected with each other. From childhood to adulthood, these systems work together to provide you support and strength.

Parents should bring their children to osteopath for early assessment and diagnostics. Osteopathic treatment is safe for children and leaves no side effects at all. Depending on the condition of your child, the osteopath may suggest massaging and manipulation of bones without cracking, ligaments, joints, tendons, and muscles.

Children should be treated with soft hands and distributed force. To bring back the balance, it is important that osteopath identify the problem before initiating the treatment. 

In this article, we will discuss why it is necessary to take your children to an osteopath. Moreover, how an osteopath will ensure your child’s wellbeing.

Osteopathy and Child Injuries

Children are prone to injuries no matter how much you take care of them. They are going to hurt themselves during the process of learning. As they start learning to crawl, walk or cycle, there are high chances that they fall over and hurt themselves. It shouldn’t mean that you don’t allow them to learn new stuff. However, you must be ready to remedy the problem as soon as possible.

Apart from natural learning process, some kids like to climb everything as soon as you leave them alone. Occasionally, they fail to climb or fall from some height resulting in a strain.

In case of injury or strain, osteopathic treatment is the best solution as it doesn’t involve sharp tools and complicated process. An osteopath examines the area carefully and brings back the balance immediately. Furthermore, they guide you how to avoid the problem in future.

Osteopathic Treatment for Neck Pain and Headaches in Children

When a child is crying, it is not necessary they want something or hungry, they may be experiencing a headache or migraine. Some studies suggest that about ten percent children suffer from a migraine. Moreover, forty percent children suffer from a headache. These study results are quite similar to adult studies.

Few headaches start off from the neck and osteopathy is the only solution for it. Most of the time when a child experiences a headache, it originates from the neck. Children who just started their school experience have neck strains more often as compared to other. Osteopathic professionals take care of their neck and reduce the strains. With frequent treatments, your child does not get these headaches as osteopathic treatment focuses on the trigger points.

Osteopathy for Children with Pigeon Toes

Most of the kids start walking with pigeon toes. Pigeon toes are a condition where children walk with feet pointing in. It is completely normal and usually children outgrow it after five years. If your children are still walking with pigeon toes after five years, osteopathic treatment can help you.

There might be some tension in the muscles or any strain that is causing the problem. In a rare case, there may be some bone issue and an osteopath will guide you about further tests.

Osteopathy is a perfect solution for children with only one pigeon toe. Usually, it is because of stress in the muscles. A couple of visits to Southpoint Health in Miranda can help to solve the problem.

Other Benefits of Osteopathy for Children

Osteopathy offers you a range of benefits regardless of your age. Osteopathic treatment can give you pain relief from body pain. Osteopathic treatment helps in improving the digestion of your baby while reducing indigestion, constipation, poor sleeping patterns, and reflux. Apart from these conditions, there are some other situations where an osteopath can assist you.

  1. Pain in bones, feet, joints and muscles
  2. Postural conditions and spine curvature
  3. Effects of cerebral palsy
  4. Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Visiting an osteopath in early stages can improve your child’s health immediately while reducing the chances of any complication. It is highly recommended that you visit osteopath as soon as you notice a problem. 

Find an Osteopath Near Me

Finding an osteopath can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with experienced osteopaths. If you are about to start osteopathic treatment, you might be confused where to start and who is the best osteopath in your region. Southpoint Health in Miranda is one of the best osteopaths in Australia. With experiences over many years, we can easily identify the problem. Once the problem is diagnosed, it is easy to treat your child. Osteopathic treatment is safer than other forms of treatment, as it involves a natural process with no harmful effects to the body.