Newborns & Children
Pediatric Osteopathy is a 2 year specialization within the osteopathy field. The knowledge of the normal sensory, emotional and neurological development of the child and a child's special pathology is necessary to treat children adequately.
Rotational and compressive movements during birth
The rotational and compressive movements during birth can be the cause of deformations of the cranial bones and movement restrictions of the spine.
"Osteopathic treatment for newborns, children and pregnant women is extremely mild and safe".
Study by Van Tintelen Manuel: "Safety of osteopathy".
Indications in the baby’s development
- Problematic pregnancy or childbirth
Twins – very long or too fast birth – Breech birth position – Posterior Position (spinning baby) – Birth with vacuum, forceps, emergency cesarean section
- Cry babies
- KISS Syndrom
- Asymmetry of the head
- Torticollis - preferred positions
- Asymmetric motor development
- Restrictions on freedom of movement
- Nursing problems: frequent ingestion – spit reflux
- Digestive problems
bloating – diarrhea – constipation – colic
- Supportive treatment for conventional therapies
such as hip dysplasia – physiotherapy – helmet therapy
With increasing age, the baby’s cranium bones mineralize and become harder, so that occurring deformations of the head are more difficult to treat. Therefore, it is advisable to have an osteopathic check-up as early as possible (2nd to 6th week after birth). Then preventative measures, such as rearrangement and / or further exercises can be integrated into everyday life.