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Unraveling the Mysteries of Children's Behavior: A Guide to Osteopathic Perspectives

My youngest client just celebrated his first birthday. He is a lively and active little boy. During his checkup, his mother messaged me saying: "It's unusual to see my usually cheerful and easy-going son acting this way. He can't seem to stay still and is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety and stranger anxiety."

It's advisable to pay attention to their children's behavior as indications of them not feeling well. Children may react impulsively, lacking the vocabulary or comprehension to express when something has disrupted their usual routine. Between the ages of 1 and 2, boys might throw toys, display more clinginess and fussiness, and engage in hitting others, while little girls may become fussy or clingy when unwell. As stated in the book "Osteopathy for Children" by LeTrinh, Hoang, D.O., parents often notice that their child is calmer and more manageable in the week following an osteopathic treatment, leading to an improvement in their sleep quality.

How Osteopathic treatment works?

  • Observing their movements

  • Find out the structural tensions in the body from head to toe.

  • Watching children take walk and climb the stairs and note who they transition from standing to sitting, and how they climbs.

Enhancing Mobility: Addressing Leg Discomfort and Improving Posture

Following the movement examination, it was determined that his complaint about his chubby legs not functioning properly was valid. He struggled to stand upright and walk with bent knees due to the extreme tightness at the junction of the adductor canal/hiatus, leading to spasms in his calf muscles. Upon releasing the tension, it was observed that he could stand taller and walk longer distances. Subsequently, he displayed a more relaxed and amiable demeanor.

If your 1 to 2 years toddlers has similar behavior changes, please check with your local Osteopathic therapist.

Pure Wellness

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