Osteopathy For Children With Growing Pains

March 22, 2023

Growing pains are a common issue for children. Kids might ask how they can get rid of the growing pains, and it can be hard to know how to help your child if the pain is recurrent or serious. Fortunately, osteopathy is a gentle, drug-free way of helping children manage growing pains. At Essendon Natural Health, we offer osteopathy services specifically tailored to the needs of children with growing pains. Let’s take a closer look at why osteopathy might be the right choice for your child.

What are growing pains?

Growing pains are an intense feeling of discomfort that often occurs in young children between ages 3 and 12 years old. Symptoms often centre around the arms or legs. In most cases, these pains occur during the evening hours, typically around bedtime or shortly after lights out. The exact cause of growing pains is unknown, but they may be caused by tight muscles due to a growth spurt or other factors such as poor posture or excessive physical activity.

How can osteopathy help?

Osteopathic treatment is designed to help restore balance within the body by releasing tension and improving joint mobility. By targeting both joints and muscles affected by growing pain, osteopaths can help reduce your child’s discomfort and get them back on track for normal activities. During treatment sessions, an osteopath will use gentle massage techniques to relax tight muscles and improve circulation. They may also provide advice on stretching exercises that can help reduce pain associated with growing pains.

At Essendon Natural Health, we can tailor our treatments specifically to your child’s individual needs and work closely with you every step of the way throughout treatment. We understand how difficult it can be watching your child struggle with growing pains—that’s why we strive to provide a caring environment where both you and your child feel comfortable and supported throughout the entire process. 

Get in touch

If you’re looking for a gentle yet effective way of managing your child’s growing pains, then consider seeking out osteopathic treatment at Essendon Natural Health in Melbourne. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care tailored specifically for each child’s individual needs—so you can rest assured knowing that your child is getting the best possible care available! Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment!

Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.