Babies and toddlers may suffer from a variety of common ailments and conditions. Where conventional medical approaches focus on managing symptoms typically with drug treatments, instead osteopathy aims to investigate the whole body and diagnose the root cause via assessing the body’s inherent communication system, the neurology.
An abnormal head shape, for example, is typically caused by an imbalance in the way the cranial bones function, which could be due to a difficult birth. This can also cause sleeping problems commonly associated with a hormonal imbalance involved within the circadian cycle including the adrenal glands above the kidneys and the pineal gland within the cranium. Other examples such as learning delays, recurrent ear infections, latching issues, colic, turning the head to one side etc also have connections with the cranium and elsewhere via mechanical and neurological relationships.
To fully resolve symptoms, the principle of cause and effect must be applied and it is paramount to examine the whole body in order to determine the causal links – what body tension is a causal issue and what body tension is a compensation?
Clement Rhein BSc (Hons) Ost, D.O. PGCertHE is an experienced osteopath particularly focused on causality treatments. He has built a wealth of experience since 2005 working with patients of all ages including babies and children, pregnant women, athletes, the elderly and everyone in between.
Clement is a natural teacher able to relay complicated subjects into tangible terms and holds a Master’s level Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. He has been part of the teaching team at the European School of Osteopathy since 2014, performs regular public lectures on a variety of health topics and is frequently invited as a guest speaker to special interest groups.