First and foremost, I want you to know that I love working with children! My priority in the treatment room is for your child to be comfortable. This means some of our time is dedicated to getting to know each other and playing. Only once this relationship is established, I can make sure I can give your child the best treatment possible.
Therapy for Infants
Leaving the womb can be an intense process, and ideally, babies should enter an environment that’s as similar as possible to the physical environment of the womb.
In reality, births can be less than ideal.
Working with newborns can minimize and eliminate the impact of difficult births and intrauterine (in the womb) constrictions. It helps to ensure healthy and content babies. Infants and children’s body’s are a lot more fluid, can adapt and tend to correct themselves easier then adults do. It is most benifitial if newborns receive treatments as soon as possible after birth. Therefore I do offer home visits for newborns up to 6 weeks.
A therapy session can be helpful if your newborn experiences:
- Infant Colic/ Digestive problems
- Breastfeeding Difficulties
- Spitting up
- Sleep Issues
- Fussy, hard to soothe
- Latching difficulties
- Sensitive babies
- Teething babies
- If your child's birth included medical interventions to reduce pain, accelerate labor, forceps, vacuum extraction or was a C-section
- Birth complications such as premature labor or breech presentation
Therapy for Children
The forces that newborns undergo in the birth canal can be immense and left untreated, these restrictions can take more time and effort to correct when growing older, causing pain and dysfunction in the interim. Thus, children should continue to receive treatment periodically (at least twice a year) throughout childhood as they adapt to the process of growing up.
Otherwise, falls and little traumas that come with growing up can add up to the following symptoms:
- Chronic Middle Ear Infections
- Learning Disabilities
- Frequent infections
- Chronic Pain
- Mobility Concerns
- Neurological delays
For more information this is a great article about working with children.