Children and Babies


Birth can be a stressful event for a baby as well as the mother.  Many babies experience some degree of trauma during labour, regardless of the type of delivery.  The soft and pliable skeleton of a baby assists the baby through the birthing process, however makes them vulnerable to lasting strains from the birth.

Wollongong Osteopathy may treat babies and children of all ages, including newborns.  Treatment is gentle.  In combination with a detailed birth case history and structural examination we can determine the extent and location of any areas of strain or restriction within the baby’s body.

Our advice and assistance is commonly sought for:

  • Irritability and difficulty settling
  • Digestive disturbances such as colic, reflux, wind and bowel changes
  • Asymmetrical face or head shape
  • Restricted movements


Children of all ages are susceptible to strains in their body from falls, illnesses, bumps to the head and growth spurts.  Any unresolved strains may influence the way in which your child grows and develops.

By addressing the musculoskeletal system, our tailored and gentle Osteopathic treatment may influence the developing nervous system, helping balance, posture, co-ordination and cognitive skills.

Our Osteopaths regularly examine and treat children presenting with:

  • Injuries from trauma/falls
  • Growing pains
  • Postural problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches