Cranial Osteopathy for Babies & Children

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Cranial Osteopathy for Babies & Children

25th February 2013 01:01 PM

Author: Charles Dunning

Following the first ever paediatric osteopathic conference in the UK last October I came back inspired and even more curious as to what could be achieved with the osteopathic approach to treating newborns and infants as well as older children.

Speakers had come from as far as New England and Israel. In a coffee break I spoke to an American lady training to be a consultant paediatrician but was also a qualified osteopath who had flown over after a 100 hour working week and was then flying straight back for work. At a later point she was hoping to come to the UK for her medical work and also further her osteopathic treatment skills. If that doesn't inspire one then probably not much would. Speakers subjects included treating sleep disorders and what happens in different stages of sleep and at different ages, as well as why things go wrong and what can be done to help. Other subjects were normal physical development and the role of the primitive reflexes. For example learning to crawl is vital progression for walking and running, balance is compromised if children don't experience enough play including spinning and climbing. Of course it then makes sense when poorly coordinated clumsy children become fidgety poor learners. You can't expect them to hold a pen or write neatly on a line if their gross motor skills are poor. 




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