Keeping your child healthy – Osteopathy for children
Every parent’s priority is to provide the best environment to support their child’s health as they develop and grow. Osteopathic practice is safe and effective. Research has shown that people trust their osteopath and are extremely satisfied by their experience of osteopathic care*. This provides parents confidence in the level of care their children can expect to receive. Baks Osteopathy provides Osteopathy for children.
Children’s requirements differ depending on the stage of their development. As they grow from infants, toddlers, children to teenagers, we will consider your child’s individual needs, age and stage of development, and adapt their advice and treatment accordingly.
“93.2% of osteopathic patients felt that their experience of osteopathy was very good.”
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures adult data, 2017
“96% of osteopathic patients expressed confidence in osteopathic treatment and advice”
You.Gov Public Perceptions survey, 2015
How can we help?
Parents visit us for a range of reasons to support their child’s health. Children, like adults, can be affected by general joint and muscle issues, which is one of the reasons people visit us. Parents will also take their children to visit us for osteopathy/craniosacral therapy for a variety of other health reasons that may benefit from our care.
As our care is based on the individual needs of the patient, it will vary depending on your child’s age and the diagnosis. We tend to use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility and optimising function. This is often used together with exercise and helpful advice. We have also been trained in very gentle techniques (Cranial techniques) which are particularly suitable to assess and treat very young children, including new-borns. You do not need to consult your GP before you visit an osteopath, although you may wish to do so.