An Osteopathic manual therapist is able to determine the root cause of symptoms, then gently and precisely restore the body’s mobility and function.

"AS THE TWIG IS BENT, SO THE TREE INCLINES'

 

Inside every human being there is a “blueprint” – a design where all the parts work together in perfect harmony to support and maintain health. Sadly, the reality often does not mirror the perfection of the design.

Often pre-natal influences or a difficult or prolonged birth may create restrictions that cause the body to function in a compensated or unnatural state.  This affects the harmonious, synchronized functioning of the body, which in turn affects health, well-being and the ability to live life to the fullest potential.

Osteopathic manual therapy practitioners are extensively trained in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and refined palpation skills.  Through this knowledge and training, the Osteopathic manual therapist is able to determine the root cause of symptoms, then gently and precisely restore the body’s mobility and function.

Osteopathic manual therapy treatment from a young age can provide health benefits that can have a positive effect throughout a lifetime.

Pre- and post-natal care for mothers and infants can address issues early on to help ensure the healthiest development possible. Infants can benefit from Osteopathic manual therapy treatment immediately after birth, especially after a long or difficult delivery.

Minor problems that can worsen as children grow can be treated effectively before they become serious concerns later in life.  Many symptoms go undetected, and symptoms in infancy may result in more significant problems later on in life. 

These early-life symptoms include:

  • Jaundice
  • Colic
  • Difficulty sucking or swallowing
  • Spitting up
  • Drowsiness after birth
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Inability to crawl/altered crawling patterns
  • Delayed speech

As children enter school and encounter growing demands on their systems, more significant difficulties may begin to appear, such as:

  • Inability to pay attention in school
  • Difficult social interactions 
  • Verbal behaviours
  • Anxiety 
  • Learning difficulties

The key to effective treatment is to find the underlying causes of dysfunctions, which in the beginning may seem almost insignificant.  While parents are often told that many of these early symptoms are a normal part of childhood, research has shown that many of these early difficulties may lead to more significant problems later on in the child’s life.

Children with severe, chronic conditions such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome can often see marked improvement in symptoms which can help the child live life to their maximum potential.

Osteopathic manual therapy cannot promise to cure disease or restore every patient to perfect health. Like every form of medical or manual therapy treatment, every individual is unique and every patient responds differently. Yet many find that Osteopathic manual therapy treatment has a positive impact, reducing the severity of many symptoms and achieving what every parent wants for their children – better health and a more comfortable, happier life.

The impact of positive results is not just limited to the patients. It spreads through immediate and extended families as siblings, parents, grandparents and relatives see someone they love enjoying better health and a better life.

 

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