Happy Baby

Happy Baby

Baby and children osteopathy

Baby and children osteopathy

Babies and children are not small adults

Babies, children and adolescents with their continually growing tissues require an osteopath with a high level of expertise. The osteopath must have an excellent knowledge of babies and children, encompassing their entire developmental process from conception in the mother’s womb until puberty. The osteopath must also have a good ability to sense and feel with well-trained hands.

Babies and children are not simply small adults. A lot of their anatomical structures are in a state of development and set up differently than they are in adults. Most of the metabolic processes have not yet been fully developed. And children, as compared to adults, seldom lie still during treatments, nor can they verbalize their problems.

The birth exerts an enormous pressure on the small and delicate body of a baby. If vacuum extractors, forceps or other aids applying force are used during the birth, then deformations and compression in the spine or skull can result. After the delivery, the problems that show up that are not necessarily brought into conjunction with the pregnancy or birth, in the first moment. Fortunately, such problems can be significantly reduced or eliminated, if an osteopathic treatment is conducted early enough, so that the baby has a good start into a carefree life.

Osteopathy for mothers to be

Before Pregnancy

Osteopathy can prepare you for a harmonious and relaxed pregnancy. For example, old scars from operations or spinal blocks, both of which can make the birth process more difficult, can be treated and healed.

During Pregnancy

A woman is especially sensitive during this time. An osteopath can accompany the emotional and physical changes that occur in a woman during pregnancy. Changes in the body that result in back pains can be treated. Osteopathy can also help improve the venolymphatic backflow during water retention. It is also important to ensure good biomechanical conditions in the pelvis for the birth process.

After Pregnancy

Depending on how the pregnancy and birth went, physical issues such as headaches or back pains due to instabilities, tiredness, exhaustion, or bed depression lasting several weeks can result. These are usually caused by structural changes and can be treated through osteopathy. An osteopath can also help with nursing problems or help the womb return to normal size by working with the vegetative nervous system, in order to support the hormonal balance

Where can osteopathy help?

By babies and children (and mothers)
  • 3-month colics, bloating
  • Frequent screaming, unrest, sleeping disorders
  • Increased spitting after nursing
  • Nursing problems
  • Nipple infections
  • Constipation
  • Neurodermatitis, eczema, milk crust
  • Skull deformation
  • Torticollis (wryneck)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Middle ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Teething
  • Developmental disorders
  • Etc.
By children and teenagers
  • Developmental disorders, posture disorders
  • Sleeping disorders, unrest
  • Concentration disorders, nervousness, ADHS
  • Exhaustion
  • Migraines, frequent headaches
  • Asthma, bronchitis, angina
  • Middle ear infections
  • Tooth alignment problems
  • Menstruation problems
  • Etc.
Do you have any questions or would you like to make an appointment? Please contact us via the Contact Form or by telephone at 041 712 36 86

Peter Twigt

Osteopath D.O. MSc. in Ost. med. and certified Physiotherapist