Dalit Posted September 16, 2009 Report Share Posted September 16, 2009 Yesterday we went to see the osteopath who'll be working with Dr Nordstrom later on. We've never been to an osteopath before, and it was an interesting experience. He spent almost an hour asking questions (pregnency, development, trauma, etc') and then more than an hour just checking our daughter, measuring bone heights, symmetry, touching various points, checking reflexes, looking at the ways she swallows, opens and closes her eyes, etc. He says there is obvious asymmetry and insufficiect development of her facial bones, expecially the chin. She also does not swallow properly (her tongue moves backwards instead of forward and up). His theory is that improper tongue movement leads to insufficient development of jaw and skull bones, which then in turn leads to other problems. He referred us to Myofunctional therapy (excersice meant to teach the tongue correct movement and placement in the mouth). Combined with osteopathic treatment (which is supposed to induce the bones into their right place) he says he expects to see a change within a month, that will be further enhanced by the treatment Dr Nordstrom will then do. Treatment itself is very gentle, and it seems almost hard to believe that it can do anything (gentle touches, stretches), but I've been reading a lot about osteopathy, and it seems like a well established way of treatment. It's been around for a 150 years and (believe it or not) even accepted by the health insurance companies We are going to try it and scheduled a second appointment already. Dalit Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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