Pediatric Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is also often used as a treatment modality in pediatric care. Children can benefit greatly from this gentle and non-invasive technique, as it can help alleviate a wide range of conditions affecting their developing bodies.
Pediatric cranial osteopathy involves the same techniques as those used in adults, but with modifications to accommodate the child's smaller size and unique needs. The treatment is gentle and does not involve any forceful manipulation or twisting of the child's body.

Some of the conditions that cranial osteopathy may be used to treat in children include :

Colic, reflux and digestive disorders

Sleep problems and bedwetting

Ear infections and other respiratory issues

Developmental delays and learning disabilities

Behavioral problems

Birth trauma and other injuries

Torticollis (a twisted neck)

Cranial osteopathy is especially useful for infants, as it can help address issues related to the birth process, such as head molding and compressions. It can also promote healthy development and improve overall wellbeing.

When treating children with cranial osteopathy, the therapist will use a variety of techniques, including light touch, gentle massage, and subtle movement, to help release tension and promote healing. The sessions are typically shorter than those for adults and may be done in conjunction with other types of therapy or medical treatment.

It is important to note that cranial osteopathy should only be performed by a licensed practitioner who has experience working with children. As with all medical treatments, it is important to discuss the use of cranial osteopathy with your child's primary care physician before seeking treatment.