• ADHD
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Is your child over-active and impulsive? Is it affecting his or her performance at school? Can they not sit still even at home? Have you tried everything to no avail? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative, may be the answer for you.

Studies have shown:

  • OMT can increase performances of selective and sustained attention in children with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder that can continue its progression into adulthood.

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The exact cause of ADHD is not known, however certain factors including genetics, exposure to toxins, poor nutrition, and brain injuries may contribute to ADHD.

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Symptoms include difficulty staying focused, over-activity and impulsivity. Children with ADHD often find it hard to complete tasks and can have problems at school.

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ADHD is diagnosed by taking a thorough medical history and physical exam. Your doctor will analyze a patient’s behavioral traits in various circumstances, look for specific symptoms, and rule out any other underlying conditions (dyslexia, for example) that may exhibit similar symptoms in order to appropriately diagnose ADHD.

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Treatment is focused on relieving symptoms and improving function. Treatment options include:

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Improving nutrition
  • Psychological therapy methods such as behavioral therapy
  • Medication: Your doctor may prescribe stimulants which can have an appeasing effect on children with ADHD. Some of the possible side effects include decreased appetite, anxiety, fussiness, stomachaches, headaches, and problems with sleep.
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Osteopath treatment for ADHD

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  • You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
  • You are looking for credible healthcare alternatives – but just don’t know what is out there
  • You tried other Healthcare Professionals in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

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Frequently asked questions

  • Infants & Children

OMT Helping Infants and Children Thrive

OMT can still benefit your child or infant, even if they aren’t experiencing any health issues or illness at the present time. Osteopathic manipulative treatments can include supportive therapy which can aid with your child’s growth and development. For example, OMT can help in supporting your child’s muscles and coordination as they learn to walk. It can also help in easing teething pain or growing pain that happen during growth spurts. 

Our experienced team here at Osteopathic Healing Hands are dedicated to compassionate care for patients of all ages. For the very best in osteopathic pediatric care, or if you have any further questions, get in touch with one of our highly skilled team members. Give us a call on (713) 527-8499 to get started today.

  • Infants & Children

OMT can Benefit a Number of Pediatric Conditions

While every patient is different, studies have shown newborn children treated with OMT experienced:

  • Reduction in plagiocephaly (flat spots on baby’s heads, which are more common these days with baby’s being advised to only sleep on their backs) – osteopathic manipulative treatment for flat head in baby’s has proven very effective with extremely noticeable results. 
  • Reduction in torticolis (where the baby’s head prefers to look in one direction only).
  • Improved breast-feeding.
  • Reduction in infantile colic (inconsolable crying).
  • Reduction in otitis media (middle ear infections).
  • Reduction in reflux
  • Improved asthma symptoms.
  • Improved postural symmetry in infants.

For a list of articles supporting OMT, please click here.

  • Infants & Children

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Babies

OMT can treat a huge range of pediatric conditions to relieve your baby such as discomfort and ongoing pain. These special treatments focus primarily on supporting and balancing your child’s nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The neuromuscular system plays a very important role in keeping the rest of your infant’s body systems in balance. Changes, abnormalities, or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system can have a huge impact on other organs and systems of your baby’s body.

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