416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052
Osteopathic treatment is suitable for children of all ages. Children are normally very resilient and can sustain many knocks and blows as they grow and mature. However, children, like adults can suffer from pains and aches throughout their body, due to sporting activities, poor postures, overuse syndromes, and everyday sprains and strains. At Better Health Osteopathy your child will be taken care of meticulously. Only the most gentle of treatment techniques will be used, with the full prior consent of parent and child.
Osteopathic treatment of children can be very gentle and non-invasive and may help ease your child’s pain, by treating structural strains and improving the way their body functions. During the initial consultation, we will conduct a detailed case history, and osteopathic examination of your child, in order to diagnose the root cause of their pain. If osteopathic treatment is deemed suitable, we will devise a treatment plan in agreement with you and your child. Rehabilitation programs may also be devised to strengthen, mobilise and improve stability if required. Treatment, no matter what age, is carried out in a gentle manner, and only with the prior consent of the child and their parent.
In case of an injury, we may sometimes need to refer your child for an x-ray, ultrasound or MRI.
We are also accredited ACC providers, and can file you ACC claim if required.
Please note, that we assess each patient on an individual basis, and only after a thorough assessment, will we decide together, on whether osteopathic treatment is suitable for your child’s presenting condition.