INFANTS & CHILDREN
Andrea has more than 21 years of experience in the treatment of babies, infants and children, as well as working extensively with pregnant women during the same period of time.
Osteopaths work with, refer to and receive referrals from child health nurses, paediatricians, general medical practitioners and other health professionals.
Before any manual therapy is provided to a child, a thorough case history is taken and health status assessed. This draws on previously performed health and medical tests in addition to an osteopath’s own diagnostic tests and observations. Referral to a medical practitioner or other relevant health practitioners is facilitated wherever any potential complex health risks are identified or suspected.
Andrea has undergone further study to enable her to detect and release musculo-skeletal strains and tensions in newborn babies, infants, toddlers and children. Parents frequently bring their babies in for a session after birth, whether a child is born via natural delivery or caesarean section and whether labour is rapid or prolonged, there can be some musculo-skeletal strain within the newborn's body.
Andrea has completed extensive local and overseas training specifically in the assessment, management and treatment of infants and children. She also has extensive experience in the pre and post-natal care of mothers.