Paediatric osteopathy can help babies and young children. Significant change in the body of a child can be achieved using these gentle osteopathic techniques. Extensive and comprehensive training in paediatric osteopathy has been undertaken by our osteopath who specializes in this field. Training is undertaken at post graduate level for two years at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).
Paediatric Osteopathy can be a useful treatment for childhood ailments, as young children are not necessarily suitable candidates for medication. The OCC defines paediatric osteopathy as being based on the principle that all ailments – whether minor or serious – occur as a result of an imbalance somewhere in the network of the body’s systems.
At Harrogate Osteopathic Clinic, in central Harrogate, we believe that some childhood conditions that can be helped include joint stiffness and walking difficulties.