Children and Teens pain treatment
How osteopathy treatment of pain helps relieve the pain and discomfort of growing pains
Our osteopath will help loosen the muscles and joints and teach your child or teenager some simple stretches to do at home to help relieve the parts of the body where they are experiencing pain and prevent the pain from recurring.
Treating injuries/trauma in children and teenagers
If your child or adolescent has sustained an injury, such as a fracture, sprain or ligament tear, it is beneficial to have them examined and treated by our osteopath to help fast track the healing process.
Does your teenager slouch a lot? Osteopathy can help improve posture. It’s a common sight in most households with teenagers to see them slouching on the lounge and on the computer. And if they’re doing it at home, chances are their posture would be much the same at school too.
Did you know poor posture can cause a range of problems in teenagers that can progress into adulthood if left untreated?
Potential problems include:
- Back pain
- Spinal problems including scoliosis
- Head aches
- Poor circulation
- Joint degeneration
- Rounded shoulders
Muscle fatigue and strain Osteopathy improves posture and prevents posture related problems
Our osteopath will start by assessing your teenager’s posture and determine if it has resulted in any damage/pain to any other parts of their body. The osteopath will then perform some gentle hands-on osteopathic treatments to any affected regions and offer the following advice for continued improvement and self-management at home:
- Exercises to strengthen postural muscles
Helping children and teens grow into strong, healthy adults
Some people say that growing pains are a fallacy. But nothing could be further from the truth. As children and teenagers develop, their bones actually grow faster than their muscles, creating tension in their joints.
Most commonly felt in the knees (Osgood Schlatters), heels (Severs) and spine, growing pains can affect your child or adolescent’s sleep patterns, which can then disturb other areas of their lives such as their ability to focus at school.