Manual osteopathy for children
45 minutes in-office sessions that combine gentle modalities of treatment to boost the body's own ways to recover and develop.
We can help your child with:
Central Nervous System Disorders
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Infantile Disorders (Reflux, sleep disorders, constipation)
What is Manual Osteopathy? *
It is based on the principle that the body is a unit and it has the ability to heal and to regulate itself. It combines diverse, gentle techniques to promote the proper fluid supply and, with it, the nutrition needed to allow the development and healthy performance of the tissues and structures.
Manually and softly, the strains of the tissue are relieved and the body structures are brought back to their anatomical relationship.
The goal is to treat, prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal, visceral and connective tissue dysfunction, and the effects of these conditions on the child’s general health.
* Manual Osteopathy is covered under most extended health insurance benefits.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
It is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and promoting the proper functioning of the craniosacral system that is composed of the connective tissue of the central nervous system (meninges) and the cerebrospinal fluid that flows within them.
Using the cranial and pelvic bones as handles, it releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
Other Hands-On Therapies ... (Fascia Remodeling and Movement Enhancement)
Beyond the treatment, comes everyday life. Sometimes a simple idea can make it a lot easier.
Under the same 45 minutes’ format, the session can be used to discuss positioning ideas per the principles WeFlow follows, respecting the tensegrity and fascial system of the body. The families like to use these sessions to learn how to play with their kids, and how to facilitate functional movements without forcing the structure.
We all want to enjoy this ride. It is not about focusing on what is wrong. It is about learning what is working and making it work better.
Nothing is planned. It is a matter of understanding the needs and figuring things out. This comes from being attentive and present, from not judging but by simply honouring. It comes from experiencing, trying and trying again and letting the child teach us what needs to be done.