Osteopathy Care for Children and Babies in Ivanhoe


From birth through to teenage years, your baby/ child encounter stresses and trauma that can cause problems that interfere with its normal musculoskeletal development. The change is rapid through these years and a very demanding time for their body.

During development, your child experiences many traumas such as falls, accidents and sporting injuries that  can interfere with the normal growing process of the musculoskeletal system throughout these years.

Osteopaths assess and treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems of your child to enable your child to grow and develop free from restriction and imbalance.

Relinque Sports & Spinal Group has been caring for the development of babies and children with Osteopathy in Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Fairfield, Eaglemont, Northcote and Kew for over 20 years.  We are experienced in treating a wide range of problems in new born babies through to teenagers.

How Do Osteopaths Treat Children and Babies?

Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective form of treatment that focuses on a holistic approach to body. We use skilled palpatory assessment to diagnose and evaluate restrictions and dysfunction in your child’s musculoskeletal system.

There is no ‘cracking’ or forceful movements ever used in the treatment of babies and children at Relinque Sports & Spinal Group.  We use safe and gentle techniques to effectively release the areas of restriction and strain within your child’s musculoskeletal system.

Osteopaths often work in conjunction with other health care professionals to gain the best outcome.  Education will be offered on the various lifestyle factors that may be impacting on your child’s health.

What Problems Can Osteopaths Can Treat in Babies and Children

The challenge when considering what to do when your child is unsettled, is knowing where to start.  Your baby is unable to tell you anything is wrong, all you can do is observe their behaviour.

Typical signs to look for are babies that are generally unsettled, difficulty sleeping, poor sucking, constipation, difficulty turning head and flattening of the skull.

In older children the signs can be more obvious.  They may complain of back pain, neck pain, headaches or sporting injuries.

Common Problems Osteopaths Treat in Babies

  • Feeding and digestive issues
  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Unsettled
  • Neck restriction
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Misshaped head

Common Problems Osteopaths Treat in Children

Osteopathy for Babies and Children Ivanhoe Booking

Book your appointment today with one of our experienced Osteopaths to find out how we can help treat your baby or child.

Relinque Sports & Spinal Group is conveniently located in Ivanhoe. Our Osteopaths are highly trained and experienced in the treatment and care of babies and children.

Call 9499 9644email us, or book online here.

Relinque Sports & Spinal Group is located in central Ivanhoe at 21 Upper Heidelberg Rd.