Osteopathy and children’s health

Article by Francis Marin/Isabelle Coindre/Louise Cantin
Over the last thirty years, osteopathy has been progressively gaining acceptance among Quebecers. So osteopathy may be a solution if your child :

  •  was delivered by caesarean section;
  • had a difficult, prolonged or induced delivery;
  • was delivered using forceps or a suction device;
  • regurgitates, has bouts of colic, or will not suckle;
  • cries inconsolably, will not turn over, or crawls off-centre.

Patricia Reid, D.O., explores such difficulties in Osteopathy for Your Baby, published in 2011.
A study published in 2011 in Paediatrics

Chantal Morin, D.O., Ph. D. (c.) highlights how osteopathy has taken its place among alternative and complementary medicines enjoying increased popularity in the treatment of newborns.

The area of paediatric osteopathy in Quebec has been so richly explored that Ostéopathie Québec — the professional association gathering the greatest number of osteopaths in both Quebec and Canada — has organized an international conference on the subject from September 24 to 26, 2015.

Osteopathy and children
The latest research and best practices in paediatric osteopathy will be featured, including new approaches presented by experienced clinicians and leading researchers.

Inter-professional collaboration
Emphasis will be placed on the integration of paediatric osteopathy into mainstream healthcare, featuring evidence-based data and successful inter-professional experiments conducted within a diverse paediatric clientele. Included will be analyses of factors of success among researchers, professors and clinicians from Europe, the Americas and Oceania.

Osteopathy offers numerous treatments adapted for the well-being of children.RENDEZ-VOUS 2015 will present best practices in osteopathy for children, aged 0 to 18. The integration of osteopathy into healthcare plans will also be examined.

RENDEZ-VOUS 2015, to take place in Montreal, Quebec, from September 24 to 26, 2015.