Babies and Toddlers
Osteopaths are trained in assessing and treating babies’ musculoskeletal system. Treatment of babies enlists gentle technique, where by the practitioner puts his/her hands on the baby and makes just the subtlest of movements to help the baby relax. This is possible through the osteopaths advanced palpation skills and should cause no pain or discomfort to the baby (7). Many of our parents find their babies relaxed after their session with the osteo, which can enable everyone at home to have some much needed rest!
Appointments for babies and toddlers are available with our osteopath Julie who has extensive training and experience in treating this age group. If you are unsure if osteopathy may be useful for your child – feel free to give the clinic a call and Julie will chat with you to help decide if seeing an osteopath is a path you wish to choose. Although we have a high intake of infants at Ferguson St Osteopathy, we fully acknowledge that some problems are beyond our scope of practice and in these situations we will refer the family on to the most relevant source, be it the GP, lactation consultant or paediatrician.