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Osteopathy for Kids, Adolescents & Young Adults.

As kids develop into adults, their body’s undergo significant changes and adaptations. Children have developing bodies and their own individual health needs that may be assisted with treatment from an Osteopath. Osteopathy not only considers and supports the musculoskeletal system but also the interconnection between other systems and the whole body. Osteopathic treatment aims support individual patient concerns and issues while also improving the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Common conditions seen:

• Sporting injuries

• Muscular, ligaments & soft tissue strains

• Scoliosis

• ACL ruptures

• Disc bulge

• Severs disease

• Osgood Schlatter Disease

• Growing related pains

• Surgical rehab

• Headaches

• Postural related pains

What are some of the factors contributing to conditions seen in this age group?

Today, technology is a significant part of a kid’s life, including school and home life. The increase of time spent on technology can have a significant impact on their posture. Poor posture can lead to stiff joints, back and neck pain, poor breathing habits, functional scoliosis and more.

Pains related to growth and development can also be prominently seen. While there can be some normal discomfort associated with growing and development it is important to not dismiss all pain as growing pain. Seeking an assessment from a qualified health profession can help to reduce growing pain discomfort and to assure that there isn’t a more serious diagnosis.

As teenagers grow and approach high school, we commonly see increase in sports and physical activity participation at a higher intensity. This can have an effect on development and injuries such as strains and sprains which need to be managed with the right advice.

How Osteopathy can benefit?

Osteopathy focuses on the interconnection of the whole body and aims to balance various systems to help kids and young adults cope with physical development and stress. An osteopathic consultation will involve taking a comprehensive medical history and physical assessment to formulate a working diagnosis. From here an appropriate treatment and management plan can be developed. This may include a combination of hands-on osteopathic care, exercise rehabilitation, posture & lifestyle changes, and general health advice. As well as being a safe and natural form of pain relief, Osteopathy can also aid in improving sports performance and injury prevention.

Visit Complete Care Osteopathy Lilydale today!

If you’d like your child to experience all the benefits of an osteopath, book an appointment with our friendly, expert team. We understand the development stages of children and teenagers and will ensure that their musculoskeletal development is progressing as it should.

Give us a call on (03) 7036 6525 or jump online to book your appointment today!

Complete Care Osteo Lilydale

Ph: (03) 7036 6525


Suite 2, 355 Main Street, Lilydale, 3140

Proudly servicing the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, located in Lilydale, within the Yarra Ranges Shire.

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