Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Children's Osteopath Brisbane

Osteopathy is a gentle and holistic option to assess and treat musculoskeletal and nervous system related conditions in children.

Our Osteopath at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane, Dr Emma Kopcikas, has a keen interest in assisting Brisbane children with gentle Osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are university trained, are qualified to diagnose musculoskeletal dysfunction and use gentle techniques, adapted to the needs of the growing bodies of children.

Common reasons why parents bring their children to see our Brisbane Osteopaths 

childrens osteopath brisbaneIt is important to note that Osteopaths can only directly treat musculoskeletal conditions. Common complaints such as neck and back pain, shoulder tension, sore joints, tight muscles, and injury are an Osteopath's "bread and butter".

 In some cases, Osteopathy may also have a positive effect on conditions that are not primarily musculoskeletal, but are caused by, or worsened by, tension or dysfunction in our muscles, and the way we move. While Osteopathy does not treat the conditions themselves, painful musculoskeletal symptoms related to Asthma, and some dental conditions may also be alleviated with Osteopathic care.

Headaches and migraines, for example, are often (but not always) a painful symptom of tight shoulder and neck muscles, which in turn may be compensating for dysfunctional movement in other areas of the body. Colic and poor sleep in babies can sometimes be related to muscular tension and discomfort. Something babies can't tell us about, young children can have difficulty describing, but an Osteopath is trained to recognise.

Constant, low-level pain or discomfort such as a headaches or tight leg muscles, can often leave us feeling "on-edge", and it's the same for kids. By reducing tension in the muscles and joints, Osteopathy aims to have a positive and calming effect on the nervous system. This approach may help when anxiety or restlessness becomes problematic in children (but only if muscle tension or discomfort are present) and an Osteopathic assessment will help identify potential contributing factors within the body.

If you are still unsure if Osteopathy is the right choice for your child or baby, we would be happy to arrange a free phone chat with our Osteopath on (07) 3366 7970 so you can discuss your concerns directly with a practitioner.

What to expect during your child's osteopathic session

Initial Osteopathic consultations for children are for up to one hour, where we really get to know you and your child. We take a comprehensive health history before doing any hands on work to ensure that we assess your child and his / her unique situation in a holistic manner. Dr Emma then uses a series of gentle hands on techniques to address any areas of imbalance in the musculoskeletal system.

Follow up consultations are for half an hour. Emma enjoys working as an Osteopath treating babies and children and has joined the team at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane so she can work alongside a team of family focused team of Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Chiropractors, Acupuncurists and Massage therapists, dedicated to looking after the health of you and your children.

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