Pediatrics

Osteopathic treatment is a safe and gentle way to care for most common childhood problems as well as those that are difficult to diagnose and/or difficult to treat. Children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, respond very well to treatment.

Newborns and Infants

Children and Adolescents

Prevention

Osteopathy can prevent the above, especially if a child is treated early in life. Treatment can begin within the first week of life.

 

At birth, pressures on the head and spine are tremendous, and can leave permanent torsion and compression patterns in the body, unless released by someone trained in cranial sacral osteopathy.

Viola Frymann, D.O., founder of the Osteopathic Center for Children in San Diego, California, studied the impact of birth on babies and found through palpation of 1,500 newborns in San Diego hospitals that 85-90% of all babies have some kind of spinal/pelvic misalignment and also that cranial compression occurs, in some more than others, depending on birth circumstances.