Virtual herbal medicine appointments also available.
A Manual Osteopath & Registered Herbalist works with you and your child. An in-depth patient history, case assessment and any necessary physical assessments are part of the initial appointment. It can then be determined which type of treatment is suitable, and if referrals to other health practitioners are needed. Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalist’s can also offer advice on nutrition, general health, posture and exercise. Conditions that Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with in babies include :
Colic Latch difficulties Spitting up Delayed development Birth trauma Ear infections Torticollis Flat or misshapen head Rashes
Conditions that Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with in children and teenagers include :
Osteopathic & Herbal care is gentle without the use of drugs or surgery. It can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes which can prevent other health problems. It can help your baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately, a healthy young adult.
Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Effective, early treatment can prevent other problems from occurring.
Initial Visit (17 years of age and under) Children 10-17, the initial appointment is 60 mins. Children 9 years of age and under, the initial appointment is 45 mins. We will go over your child's intake form and I will take a complete history which includes their entire health history. I will use the information you provide and observations of their physical symptoms to analyze the case. I will check their posture gait (the way they walk if they are walking), the motion of their joints, whether there are any mobility restrictions. We will then do a manual osteopathy treatment. I will have recommendations for any appropriate herbs or supplements. We will determine when their follow-up appointment will be at this time, as each situation is unique.
Follow-up Visit (17 years of age and under) Follow-up appointments are booked according to each case. Children 10-17, the follow-up appointment is 30 mins. Children 9 years of age and under, the follow-up appointment is 30 mins. Along with the osteopathy treatment, we will evaluate how the treatment plan has been working for your child and make any changes that are necessary. At this time you should advise me of any new symptoms that may have come up since the last appointment. This will allow us to see the progress we are making.
Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance companies have reimbursed for osteopathy visits. Be sure to check with your provider to see if you have osteopathic coverage.