Babies and Children

Babies and children benefit from osteopathic treatment just as we grown ups do. Our osteopathic approach is gentle and tailored to the child's age and complaint.

Babies and Children

Babies and Children

Childhood misalignment can be associated with a host of symptoms.  Osteopathic treatment works to alleviate these symptoms and supports your child’s alignment as they grow.

Shifts in your child’s alignment may come about due to falls or accidents, inflammation, sudden growth spurts, or genetic disorders. After locating the cause of discomfort, your child’s osteopath will use gentle techniques to bring things back into balance. This gentle approach makes osteopathic treatment suitable for children of all ages, from newborn babies right up to teens.

Osteopathy for your growing child

During childhood, we set our physical foundations for the rest of our lives. While osteopathic treatment can help your child get relief from existing complaints, it can also aid their overall health and wellbeing in years to come. An osteopath can guide your child to set good postural habits and help them develop a general awareness of how their body moves, both now and as they grow into adulthood.

Osteopathy for your teenager

Whether it’s from a recent growth spurt, sporting injury, or maybe too much screen time, teenagers often complain of various aches and pains that can be treated with osteopathic methods. If not treated, these complaints can persist into adulthood. An osteopath will determine any causal factors of discomfort and support your teenager to find lasting relief. 

Osteopathy for your newborn

Osteopathic treatment can be greatly beneficial for newborn babies, especially those who have gone through a caesarian birth or long labour. Osteopathic treatment is often recommended by midwives, GP’s, or Paediatricians, but you can also get in touch with our osteopaths directly. 

Our clinic offers osteopathic treatment for children of all ages, including newborns. However, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

64 Halswell Rd, Hoon Hay, Christchurch 8025 View location mapPhone: 03 322 4506 Fax:
Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 6 pm (Mon – Fri), Wednesday 7.30 am - 8 pm, Reception Hours: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (Mon – Fri)