Osteopathic manual therapy is gentle enough for children and infants and is suitable for a wide range of different conditions. In pediatric applications, osteopathic manual therapy is often recommended for earaches, constipation, anxiety, muscle and joint pain, headaches, and breathing problems.
What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathy or Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine, as well as the internal organs, bones of the skull, and fluids of the body. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well-being.
During osteopathic manual therapy, patients are relaxed and guided through various movements that help to relieve a wide range of ailments in the body. Because all systems of the body are connected, mobilization and movement of different areas can trigger responses throughout the organs, circulatory system, and nervous system.
Every patient’s journey with osteopathic therapy is unique, and parents are encouraged to attend their child’s treatment sessions so they can offer insight on their child’s symptoms and help their children feel comfortable as they receive care.
The team at Calgary WOW Centre includes several osteopathic practitioners who cater to patients of all ages in our alternative medical clinic.
Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of this type of therapy or to schedule an appointment for your child.