• 30 Schild Street, Yarraville VIC 3013
  • 03 9687 3040

Osteopathy & Pilates for Children

Balanced posture and optimal physical function results from early exploration of our environment in a balanced way.
Osteopaths recognise that physical restrictions in infants and children may create a preference for movement of some areas, and less of others. These early preferences can, overtime, create imbalances
in posture and physical function, and may result in pain and dysfunction.

Growing Bones understands that infants and children are not just ‘little adults’.

Our clinic offers services to support and establish healthy and balanced movement patterns early in life, including osteopathic treatment and clinical pilates classes, developed specifically for children and their individual needs.

 

For Infants:
Osteopathic treatment +
Guided passive movement. Home based ‘stretches-during-play’ prescribed for parents, as appropriate for each infant.

For Toddlers:
Osteopathic treatment +
Active pilates based movement during play: ‘reaching for the stars’ or ‘swimming’, Home based ‘stretches-during-play’ prescribed for parents, as appropriate for each toddler.

For Pre-School & Children in Young Primary Years:
Osteopathic treatment +
Active pilates based movement during play, often with an older sibling or parent for support, as appropriate for each child.

For Children in Older Primary Years & Adolescents:
Osteopathic treatment +
Structured clinical pilates exercise, often with an older sibling or parent for support. Home exercises prescribed, as appropriate for each child.

 

To find out if osteopathy and pilates-based movement therapy is suitable for your child, it is best to speak with our osteopath.

To enquire about our services, or to make an appointment, please contact us on (03) 9687 3040.