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Treatment of Children

Since the late 1800’s osteopathic physicians have been assisting moms and babies in birthing and in their recovery from the birth process, thus promoting the best possible health and development of the mother and child. Osteopathic care of children is a safe and effective treatment for both infants and children for a variety of conditions. Accommodations are made to make your baby or child as comfortable as possible with the treatment process, but it is not uncommon for babies to cry at some point during a session. It has been our experience that this is often a physiologic response on their part that enhances the effects of the treatment. We may ask for your help in engaging your child with soothing music, toys, books and stories, which can be effective ways of distracting them and helping them to get the most benefit. Babies may fall asleep during the treatment process and are generally more relaxed afterwards, often sleeping more soundly that evening.

It is important to realize that even the “normal” processes of labor and delivery and of growth and development, are stressful events for children. We believe that it is valuable, therefore, to treat babies as soon as possible after birth, even if the birthing process was not considered to be “traumatic”, as well as every 6 months or so during childhood, when their bodies are changing rapidly and dramatically.

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle hands on evaluation and treatment that reestablishes and maintains optimal relationships and functioning of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system and the immune system. It can be helpful at any age and for a variety of conditions.

Dr. McPeek provides relief and support for:

  • Prenatal and postpartum
  • Birth trauma from forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Prolonged labor
  • Prematurity
  • Cesarean section
  • Multiple birth and twin birth
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Plagiocephally
  • Torticollis
  • Colic and irritability
  • Ear infections
  • Eye tracking dysfunction
  • Developmental delay
  • Learning and behavioral problems
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disturbances

 

Experience the Benefits: A more calm and centered child who is more aware of his or her health and their needs in addition to easing or alleviating symptoms. Help your child to find their own anchor, their own internal compass and provide them more internal stability.

I can honestly say my pain has gone and I am able to do many things I couldn’t do before I started treatments with her… I sincerely am grateful to Dr. Jenni and would recommend her to anyone that has suffered with back pain or disorders.”


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