Paediatric Osteopathy North Melbourne
– Dr. Robert Amato
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HOW CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP BABIES & CHILDREN?
Paediatric Osteopathy focuses on a whole-body approach to determine the cause of the problem, recognising the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. By using skilled gentle palpation skills to help with evaluation and diagnosis. Paediatric osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including digestive issues, colic, sleep problems, and developmental delays. It is a safe and effective treatment option for children of all ages.
Dr. Robert Amato (Osteopath) is an experienced North Melbourne Osteopath who uses a very gentle form of treatment. There are no ‘cracks or crunches’ or other forceful movements utilised by other therapies. He simply allows the body of the infant/baby to guide into a position of ease. This makes it a very safe, gentle, yet incredibly effective treatment for the musculoskeletal components of a wide range of problems affecting babies, children and pregnant women.
The birth process can be incredibly demanding on both mother and baby, creating stresses and strains throughout the baby’s head (cranium), spine and pelvis. These strains can irritate surrounding nerves and compromise blood supply, resulting in pain, headaches and digestive disturbance.
The most common complaints seen in newborns are reflux, colic and feeding difficulties. A baby will often communicate there is a problem by being unsettled, irritable or wakeful.
Symptoms in a newborn baby to be aware of are:
- excessive wind
- continuous crying
- difficulty feeding or a preference to feed from one breast
- sleeping difficulties
- stiffness of the neck muscles
- favouring the head to one side
- a misshapen head (plagiocephaly)
- jaw restriction
Now you know how Osteopathy can help babies and children, contact us to book an appointment
If you would like to book an appointment with one of our highly trained and experienced osteopathic specialists, or have any further enquiries about the treatment provided at Body and Health Creation, feel free to get in contact with our friendly team of staff. We are committed to providing an exceptional standard of service and communication for our valued patients, and are always happy to hear from you if you have a question about our treatment.