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PAEDIATRICS OSTEOPATHY

What is it?

Paediatrics osteopathy is an all-natural and safe treatment for babies and children, targeting their skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues to achieve improved overall health and well-being. It is a holistic approach that can help with common conditions like constipation, colic, breastfeeding difficulties and growing pains that babies and children experience. Different osteopathic techniques that are extremely gentle will be utilised since babies are more sensitive and most of the time, paediatrics osteopathy is more relaxing than scary. Our osteopaths here at Edge Healthcare are highly-trained and experienced, so you can rest assured that your babies will be in safe hands.

What to expect?

Neurodevelopmental assessment and individualized intervention until about 2 years of age for premature infants/ infants at risk of developmental delay. Continuous family training to maximize infant’s progress towards developmental milestones. Beyond infancy our Physios also treat other neurological conditions in children and adolescence such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida.

As well as neurological conditions, we also assess and treat children and adolescents, who have sports injuries, muscle or bone issues, or who are dealing with pain. Treatment may involve soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching, specific therapeutic exercises and posture education.

Differences Between Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

The average person may confuse physiotherapy with osteopathy but in reality, they are two different types of treatment. Physiotherapy is aimed at helping individuals get back on their feet through rehabilitation for areas weakened by an injury or illness, whereas osteopathy focuses on manipulating the body back into alignment to support overall well-being. The techniques used by a physiotherapist and an osteopath will differ too to target different areas of the body and achieve varying results. Despite their differences, both physiotherapy and osteopathy have their similarities too – the all-natural and holistic approaches are often considered alternatives to medications and surgery.

Here at Edge Healthcare, our physiotherapists and osteopaths are highly-trained and experienced in utilising various techniques to help patients regain their quality of life. Speak with our staff to find out more about physiotherapy and osteopathy costs in Singapore.

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What to expect?

Neurodevelopmental assessment and individualized intervention until about 2 years of age for premature infants/ infants at risk of developmental delay. Continuous family training to maximize infant’s progress towards developmental milestones. Beyond infancy our Physios also treat other neurological conditions in children and adolescence such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida.

As well as neurological conditions, we also assess and treat children and adolescents, who have sports injuries, muscle or bone issues, or who are dealing with pain. Treatment may involve soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching, specific therapeutic exercises and posture education.

Conditions Treated:

  • Torticollis
  • Flat head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Postural club feet
  • Gait abnormalities e.g. tip-toe walking, in-toeing
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Paediatric brain and spinal conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spasticity
  • Congenital Conditions
  • Developmental delay
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Scoliosis
  • Severs
  • Osgood Schlatters

WHAT CAN CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY HELP TO TREAT?

Osteopathy is a gentle, safe form of treatment that is particularly effective for babies as well as children.

The birth of a baby can be one of the most stressful events of its life; this process, along with the positioning during development inside the womb, can inflict stresses and strains on a baby’s body. If these strain patterns remain unresolved, they may result in discomfort for both baby and mum and possibly long term affect the development of the baby.

Paediatric osteopaths in combination with a detailed case history use a non-invasive, gentle approach to treatment. This is often called cranial sacral therapy and is aimed to release any restrictions found within a child’s body.

Osteopathy is a gentle, safe form of treatment that is particularly effective for babies as well as children.

The birth of a baby can be one of the most stressful events of its life; this process, along with the positioning during development inside the womb, can inflict stresses and strains on a baby’s body. If these strain patterns remain unresolved, they may result in discomfort for both baby and mum and possibly long term affect the development of the baby.

Paediatric osteopaths in combination with a detailed case history use a non-invasive, gentle approach to treatment. This is often called cranial sacral therapy and is aimed to release any restrictions found within a child’s body.

Conditions Treated:

  • Colic and reflux
  • Irritability
  • Feeding issues
  • Sleeping issues
  • Plagiocephaly (uneven head shape)
  • Neck restriction
  • Behavioural issues
  • Postural and developmental issues
  • Uneven walking gait Scoliosis (a curved spine)
  • Severs disease
  • Osgood Schlatters
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post fracture rehabilitation and other growing pains