Physiotherapy und Osteopathy for Children Hiller/ Hilliges und Jongmans
In pediatric physiotherapy, there are various orthopedic and neurophysiological treatment techniques that are applied depending on the findings and diagnosis. You as parents will be instructed within the therapy hours also for home to be able to support your child in the best possible way. As physiotherapists, we are health care providers and work on a doctor's orders.
Pediatric osteopathy generally refers to the osteopathic treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Each of these phases of life is accompanied by special challenges and therefore also causes developmental problems and dysfunctions. The treatment can be offered by physicians or alternative practitioners after correspondingly intensive training.
In infancy, restrictions in the upper cervical region caused by birth often lead to complaints such as hyperextension, digestive problems and drinking difficulties. The osteopath's trained hands can identify such restrictions and resolve them with gentle techniques. Because the problems are not longstanding at this age, most infants respond very quickly to treatment.
The healthy development of any child is a complex process influenced by internal and external factors. Restrictions in movement and states of tension in the body can complicate this developmental process and promote the occurrence of a wide variety of problems. Osteopathic treatment can improve the processes in the digestive system, cognition and motor function by establishing a balance in the body, thus providing help to young patients.
Before the treatment, a detailed patient interview takes place in which the child is involved, depending on its age. In addition to a detailed assessment of the problem, the course of the pregnancy and birth, as well as the general development and health are also relevant for us osteopaths. The anamnesis interview is followed by the examination and treatment. The parents are involved in the treatment as much as possible and can ask questions at any time. Advice and instructions for handling, positioning and exercises for home based on the findings and treatment take place during and at the end of the treatment.
- Supportive treatment may include the following difficulties:
- Restless infants, "screaming infants".
- Sleep problems (difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep)
- "Three-month colic
- Breastfeeding and drinking difficulties and/or feeding and thriving disorders with a wide variety of causes (KISS syndrome, shortened lingual frenulum, etc.)
- Postural anomalies; tonus disorders