At Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane we treat all ages, shapes and sizes!
Have a read below to see how we can help you and your baby after a difficult birth- or have a see what we treat in other areas and the services we offer from Osteopathy to Podiatry and more. We are confident Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane can help you and your family be pain free and leading the life you want soon!
The calm and soothing approach of Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane makes it especially suitable for treating a wide range of health conditions in children and infants. Our professionals at Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane are highly trained in gentle, non-manipulative techniques that are very beneficial in optimising the health of children and babies. Osteopathy is very suitable for this age group due to its extremely gentle approach.
Osteopath Brisbane & Babies
Having a baby is one of the highlights of being a parent. However the process of giving birth, as many women will testify, is a very physically stressful experience in many cases, for both mum and baby. Some describe the birthing process as our very first ‘trauma’. This physical trauma, like any physical trauma that occurs throughout our lives may result in altered function of muscular, ligamentous and bony elements of your baby’s body. Osteopath’s are trained to assess and treat such altered function via the use of gentle hands on techniques and to improve function by releasing restrictions in tissue movement and restoring normal range of motion.
NB: At Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane & Babies we encourage all parents who are concerned about the health of their child to initially seek the advice of their family General Practitioner.
Some of the conditions that occur in babies may persist or become apparent in the young child.
Some common problems in young children that osteopaths may potentially help with include:
- Postural problem
- muscle aches and joint pains
- sports injuries
If your child has had a fall, especially if they hit their head or fall on their spine of bottom it is a good idea to have them checked out by an osteopath. Such seemingly minor trauma can be the catalyst to a life of problems that osteopaths spend more time treating in adults because they weren’t treated properly when the incident occurred in their youth.
Your Bodywise Osteopath Brisbane will be able to find any restrictions that may be present, and then via hands on treatment, they can help prevent further problems from occurring.
Sporting injuries are also common in children, as are other adolescent conditions such as Osgood Schlatter’s Disease (Jumpers Knee) and Scheuermann’s disease. Osteopathy can be of great benefit in such conditions as well as with recurrent problems such as ankle sprains.
Your child’s posture is very important, and its a good idea to keep a close eye on how it’s developing. Heavy school bags and increased use of computers can cause postural problems that may become more difficult to address as your child gets older. Signs to look out for, which indicate an early problem with posture include, asymmetry in the shoulders (one higher or more forward than the other), excessive slouching, and curvature of the spine or turning in or out of the feet. Check your child’s shoes – do they wear out quickly on one side more than the other? This can also point towards postural imbalance.
Osteopath Brisbane & Babies make a great team!