A baby’s birth can be his first trauma: wether the birth happened smoothly or required the use of instruments, he receives very strong pressures on his body and more particularly at the level of the skull. This can cause a loss of mobility at the junctions of the bones of the skull.

If you find the following signs, it is strongly advised to consult an osteopath:

  • If obstetric instruments were used during birth
  • twin pregnancy / prematurity
  • if the cord was wrapped around the neck
  • In the event of resuscitation, even for a short period of time
  • congenital torticollis or scoliosis
  • cranial asymmetry (plagiocephaly, brachiocephaly)
  • If he arches his back when you carry him
  • reflux, with difficulty feeding or swallowingdigestive disorders: constipation, diarrheas, colics
  • sleep, behavior, restlessness, hyperactivity disorders
  • recurrent ear, nose or throat disorders: ear infections, noisy breathing, chronic bronchitisBreasfeeding is easier on one side than the other
  • Can’t sleep more than 3hours in a row at night and more than 1hour at day.

Childhood and adolescence

Growth is a very important step. It is important to see an osteopath when a child starts walking. Emotional patterns resulting from a trauma can be found when learning to walk and can disturb the child in his locomotive evolution. From childhood to adolescence, it is important that the osteopath works in collaboration with other health professionals such as the paediatrician, dentists, orthopedists, speech therapists, orthoptists, for the comfort of your child.

We strongly recommend that you consult an osteopath in the following situations:

  • disturbed sleep
  • alternated phases of excitement, anger or nervousness
  • poor static (scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis), postural disorder, deviation of the spine
  • Feet or knees are incorrectly positioned together or one side is different than the other
  • Digestion is disturbed
  • Orthodontic follow-up
  • Menstrual disturbances occur in adolescent girls
  • bone pain due to growth
  • anxious, stressed
  • Change of comportment after bumping their forehead