The osteopathic techniques used for the care of children are not in any way painful.
However, it is common during sessions to trigger crying.
These can be of multiple origins:
- The child does not appreciate being touched by two strangers
- The release of tissue tension during treatment can lead to a reaction of the child in the form of fears.
The cranio-cervical junction is manipulated by a thrust technique called HvBa (High velocity and Low amplitude).
This technicality aims to stimulate a very fast movement whose amplitude is very low, which allows the respect of joint physiology.
Laurie S. HARTMAN in the Manual of Osteopathic Techniques1 specifies that during a thrust technique “with sufficient speed, joint decoaptation can be achieved even within the average limits of the joint amplitude without any trauma being induced. »
1] HARTMAN Laurie S., Manual of Osteopathic Techniques, OMCéditeur, collection SBO.