Reactions to treatment are variable; often the baby or child is very relaxed afterwards and sleeps well. Others have a burst of energy after treatment, usually followed by a good night’s sleep.
Occasionally children are unsettled after treatment. This is a temporary situation, and is usually caused when the release of the retained moulding has been incomplete. It is not always possible for all the retained compression to release in one session, especially if it has been severe.
How many treatments will be needed?
On average, 2 to 6 treatments are sufficient. This varies according to the severity of the problem and the age of the child.
When to treat and the importance of regular / Osteopathic treatment for children
The younger the better, it is never too early to treat. For best results, treatment should be before the age of 7 years. After this, the stresses and asymmetries cannot always be completely eliminated, but it is still possible to achieve beneficial release of the stresses throughout life.
In the first years of life, some treatments are important to check developmental milestones. Treatment during these years helps prevents illness and promotes optimum health and development.