Paediatric Osteopathy is a specialty of its own. It is studied through post-graduate courses. In-depth studies look at the stages of growth from conception through to adulthood. It looks at how problems can arise at each stage on development and how they can be alleviated. Treatment generally takes the form of a combination of visceral, cranial and biodynamic osteopathic techniques. It can alleviate a wide range of difficulties like:
- issues with the organ systems,
- neurological issues,
- learning and behavioural issues
- developmental postural and musculoskeletal issues,
- and injuries.
It is a very good preventative therapy. By addressing issues in early development many future illnesses and problems can be avoided. Osteopaths recognised this because on very many occasions in order to get to the root cause of problems a person may be having, they must treat and resolve strains and issues which have been wholly of partially retained in the body since infancy, childhood, or adolescence. This is well-recognised now.