Osteopathy for Child / Adolescent

Your child is not an adult in smaller, but a being full with specific needs. Indeed, his body is in perpetual change (growth, weight variation, etc …) and he must adapt to it.

Growth in itself can cause disruption if it occurs too quickly or in an anarchic way, weakening the musculoskeletal structure. Trauma during an activity, a fall, a bad position in the office, wearing a schoolbag, or thumb sucking and wearing a dental appliance, are all constraints that can lead to dysfunctions or pain in the long term. The child must therefore fight against these various constraints which leads to a great expenditure of energy and thus causes a state of fatigue favorable to the appearance of signs such as headaches, fatigue, muscle tension or even sleep disorders.

The osteopath will check the integrity of the various musculoskeletal, visceral and vasculoneural structures to ensure the best possible growth of the child and the absence of pain. This is thanks to gentle, precise and appropriate osteopathic techniques. The practitioner also plays the role of adviser to the child and his parents to inform them about the right attitudes to have and the healthy lifestyle to adopt.

« Children and adolescents are always in motion and a lot of changes are taking place, so it is necessary to follow them during this period. « 

As a rule the child runs, jumps, falls and gets up without stopping, an osteopathic follow-up throughout his evolution will allow him to facilitate a harmonious growth and to make sure that the capacity of self-healing of the body does not do not exhaust. Osteopathy can prevent pain that should not exist in children and adolescents.

Here is a list of signs that may cause you to have an osteopath to your child:

  • Prevention: annual report, start of sports activity or practice of a sport, first steps, preparation for a sports competition, wearing a dental appliance …
  • Scoliosis, scoliotic attitude, child who does not stand straight …
  • Back pain, muscle pain, osteoarticular …
  • Growth cartilage disorders (Osgood-Schlatter, Severs, Scheuermann …)
  • Tendonitis (tendon of Achilles, elbow, shoulder …), pains of adductors and pubalgies (football) …
  • Headaches, headaches, migraines, pain after wearing a dental appliance …
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, regurgitation …
  • Difficulties of concentration, dyslexia, nervousness, hyperactivity, stress …
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Frequent crying, stale child …
  • BMI (Motor and Cerebral Insufficiency)
  • Hypertonia or hypotonia, psychomotor disorders, delays …
  • Certain auditory and visual impairments
  • Enuresis or « bedwetting »
  • Wearing orthopedic insoles or heelettes

The management of the child by an osteopath does not replace in any case the medical monitoring by his pediatrician or by another specialist he would need. This is even more recommended in the growing child. Indeed, the practice of a sport traumatizing for the joints (judo, tennis, football, basketball …) can lead to the appearance of growth cartilage pathologies causing chronic debilitating pain and requiring the complete arrest of ‘activity.