Osteopathy treatment for children & teenagers
North Shore family osteopath for children and teenagers
The list of reasons why children and teenagers are usually brought to an osteopath for treatment is long and wide-ranging.
A family osteopath will see children with sleep difficulties, general health issues such as chronic ear infections, and some behavioural and developmental problems.
Although headaches, neck and back pains are unusual in children, they do occur and can cause great distress to the child. Usually, the causes of these pains are not serious, and they can respond well to osteopathic treatment.
Contrary to what many parents are told, growing pains are real, very painful and common. This pain occurs at night and can be very intense.
Playground and sporting injuries, including concussions, are also common reasons for children to consult a family osteopath.
The teenage years are a time of great change both physically, psychologically and physiologically. Teenagers are growing rapidly, and their hormonal and nervous systems are also rapidly changing and developing. Sometimes their tissues (and their brains) just can’t keep up.
Did you know that the frontal lobe of the brain (the bit that controls rational decision-making) doesn’t mature until approximately 23 years old?
Jill and Chris were both trained in the U.K and started Osteoworks back in 2004 when they moved to N.Z from London with their son.