Children – Osteopathy
At our clinics in Ashford, Chatham and Dover we specialise in providing osteopathy for children. The problems we deal with fall broadly into 4 categories:
1. Unresolved birth trauma conditions that can lead to poor behaviour, learning difficulties as well health conditions such as asthma, ear infections and headaches.
2. Growth issues such as growing pains and teeth misalignment.
3. Athletic injuries from the likes of rugby, ballet dancing, trampolining, gymnastics, etc.
4. Accidents resulting from such things as vehicle collisions and falls.
The Effects of Post Birth Trauma
During the process of giving birth a baby’s body undergoes a tremendous amount of stress. Thankfully, the bones in the baby’s skull are soft and pliable such that the skull plates can overlap to reduce the size of the head to facilitate childbirth.
Whilst the compression of the baby’s head will release back within the first few days of life it is not uncommon for some residual compression to remain.These unresolved compressions can cause a number of knock on problems that can persist through life.
For example the pressure might cause restlessness in the early days leading to poor sleep patterns. This in turn can give rise to a lack of concentration which can adversely affect the child’s ability to learn.
Similarly a lack of physical balance in the early days can leave the immune system depleted giving rise to various illnesses such as ear, nose and throat problems, headaches and asthma.
Thankfully children respond well to osteopathy. We harness the child’s natural growth and healing abilities and adopt very gentle techniques that simply pushes the child’s body in the right direction.
My son Tony (aged 9) had been lacking focus at school. His classwork was suffering and he was starting to get into mild trouble too. My GP recommended seeing a cranial osteopath which he thought might help. We had six sessions with Sharron at Touch2Heal in Ashford and the results have been incredible. He seems to back to his old self, not in trouble and his school report shows a massive improvement.
Following a nasty fall off her trampoline my daughter was really unsettled and had constant headaches so I took her to Touch2Heal. Following some cranio-sacral treatment she was back to her old self within a few days.
I first took my daughter 2 years ago to see Cecile at Touch2Heal with great success. Now my daughter tells me when she needs to have treatment! Apparently she feels all wobbly inside and afterwards she feels just right.
12 months ago my daughter fell of her bike and broke her wrist. Although this quickly healed she had complained of pain in her arm ever since. X-Rays showed no other damage and the doctors were at a loss. I took her to see Cecile and within a month the pains had gone. It’s now 4 months since her last treatment and the pain still hasn’t come back.