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14/01/2013 at 19:46
I am an Osteopath, and specialise in paediatrics and pregnancy. The vast majority of the above comments are typical of responces to osteopathic treatment for children and babies with these problems. I am happy that you have had good experiences with your children on the whole. I am sorry to read however Collum, that you didn't get the results that you were looking for with your child. Like any medical profession we can't help everyone. I must correct you however in your description of Osteopathy. It is a registered qualification that has been recognised by law as being a distinct medical practice, to that end we have the same legal status as doctors or dentists. All Osteopaths study the pure sciences as part of their training such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Neurology and are trained to a very high standard for a minimum of 4 years full-time. Cranial Osteopathy is largely taught post grad as it requires advanced levels of palpation and understanding of anatomy and neurology. Diagnosis is based on clinical assessment, orthopaedic testing, and palpation following a thorough case history. The principles used by osteopaths to treat are founded in research and a good working knowledge of the above clinical sciences and applied specifically to the individual infront of them. Please do your research more thoroughly before condemning a recognised profession. Thank you.
26/07/2013 at 06:06
My boy is 5 months and suffers from reflux. Just booked with osteopath to have session to see if it helps. As a healthy skeptic I have tried to do my research but can only find advocates in the form of mother & baby forums and practitioners themselves. To the above poster, you request we do our research but it would be helpful for you to provide us with links/references to peer-reviewed studies of how osteopathy is a) safe and b) helps infants with reflux, colic etc. I can find no such studies.
Believe me, I want it to work. But am I better spending my money on a babysitter and a haircut to make me feel better and take my baby to the doctor at no charge instead?
07/12/2013 at 12:42
Anyone keen for evidence might be interested to spend $90 od (Aus) to buy "Manual Therapy In Children" edited by by the German orthopedic surgeon Heiner Biedermann.
His extensive list of contributing authors (from pediatricians, psychologists, a psychiatrist, an obstetrician, anatomy and embruology specialists to orthodontic specialists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists) provide a clear mechanism and explanation for the issues around upper cervical birth trauma.
The key mechanism of injury here is twisting of the atlas on the skull, and associated torsion on the dura mater.
The treatment provided by craniosacral therapists is of direct relevance to this problem, and the evidence supporting its existence is easy to encounter, provided one is prepared to venture beyond the bounds of what is offered in the anglophone scientific press.
03/10/2015 at 10:45
If you're considering cranial osteopathy, check out these links first: Good Thinking About? Craniosacral Therapy (or Cranial Osteopathy) » Good Thinking Society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW8kLdYLofc
To the osteopath who posted earlier in this thread (or any other osteopath), if you can provide any good quality scientific evidence to prove that Cranial Osteopathy isn't just a "bogus treatment" that is "biologically implausible" I'm sure we'd all like to read it.
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