Osteopathy is a natural therapy option for children suffering from ADD, ADHD and hyperactivity disorders. Treatment is aimed at reducing strain on the musculo-skeletal system, leading to a reduction of input to the nervous system, calming the child down. There is also a normalization of the blood supply to the brain itself.
These children may also require treatment of their gastro-intestinal system as this is the second largest concentration of nerves outside the brain. Osteopathic treatment of the pelvis, ribs and spine can decrease any strain through the abdomen and improve nerve and blood supply to the intestinal tract.