School-age children may have difficultly concentrating, coping with learning and writing, or with acquiring and mastering fine and gross motor skills. Their general well-being may suffer from repeated exposure to infections at daycare or at school. Osteopathy aims to support the child through this phase of their development.
Rapid growth and development occurs at this age and regular osteopathic checks and treatment where necessary are vital. Some of the issues that arise at this age include spinal asymmetry, postural fatigue, growth related bone pain, anxiety and headaches.
The osteopathic management of children at all ages is rewarding as the aim is to ensure that every aspect of growth is taking place appropriately, resolving issues promptly as they arise. Prevention is key: “as the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined” (18th century).