Why do children need osteopathic care? In the event that a baby’s body has become strained at birth and this strain is not resolved, it will cause the baby’s whole body to grow in an unbalanced way.

As a consequence, structures within the whole body will be required to compensate for this distortion, but signs and symptoms may present themselves soon after birth or much later.

Paediatric osteopathic treatment soon after birth is recommended as birth misalignment becomes progressively more difficult to correct with time. The reason for this is that there are many changes that will occur in the infant head during the first 6 years of life and anatomy gradually changes to accommodate growth and development into the early adult years.