CHILDREN

Gentle osteopathic treatment for children and infants

Specialist Paediatric Osteopath

Alison worked in Paediatric Osteopathy for many years, having trained and worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London where she qualified as a Paediatric Osteopath with a post-graduate diploma. Over the years she has treated many complex paediatric cases and she has been able to bring this experience to her practice to help children as well as adults. 

 

Helping Children with Posture and Injuries related to Performing Arts

Her speciality is helping performers and treating people with voice problems and she sees many children as well as adults who have developed problems from playing musical instruments or in other areas of performance. 

Alison is a registered practitioner of the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and is a member of the Osteopathic Performing Arts Care Association and of the British Voice Association.

Osteopathy can help as a primary treatment or, in some cases alongside medical treatment. Alison will assess your child and will advise if another form of treatment would be more beneficial for your child in which case she will suggest you see your GP or other appropriate specialist.

Children at Hammersmith Osteopath
Prevention is Better than Cure

The carrying of heavy school bags, playing musical instruments and sitting at computers for long periods can affect a child's posture.  It is advisable to have an osteopathic examination at regular intervals, as it is far easier to correct minor misalignments in the body early on. Alison can give advice on how to maintain good posture and avoid physical strain.

What to bring and what to expect at the consultation.

Please bring details of the birth history, medical history, details of any physical trauma and results of any medical investigations, scans or xrays whether or not they are related to the current condition. 

A detailed case history will be taken, your child will usually need to undress to their underwear to be examined.  
Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.