BROOKE HOLLAND CST, CMT
INFANTS AND CHILDREN
On your first visit, I will ask questions about your pregnancy, birth, and your child's symptoms and habits. I will observe your child and make visual assessments on symmetry, mobility, and patterns. Establishing trust and safety is primary before we can think of doing anything clinical with our hands.
For children between ages 0-2 years old, the hands-on portion will take place in my lap or yours, usually a combination. Often, observing a breastfeeding session can be a helpful assessment tool, and I can usually work on baby at the breast if that is needed.
For children ages 3-9 I treat them sitting or lying on the table, usually engaged with toys or fidgets, which allows their minds to be engaged while staying both calm and focused.
“The inner wisdom of a fetus and infant are every bit as intelligent as that of an adult. It knows what it’s body needs to correct it’s dysfunctions. It knows why those dysfunctions are present. It has a softer voice than the adult inner wisdom.” - John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.
“A person’s a person no matter how small.” - Dr. Seuss
What CST can address:
Accidents & Physical Trauma
Atlas / Occiput Compression
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / with Hyperactivity (ADHD)
Birth Trauma (Pre-natal, Birth, and Post-Natal)
Gastrointestinal Disturbances (Colic, Pylorospasm, Gas, Spitting Up & Vomiting)
Cranial Molding & Lesion Patterns
Ear Infections including Otitis Media and Eustachian Tube Problems (including “Glue Ear”)
Feeding / Suckling & Swallowing Difficulties (Oral Motor Disorders)
Head Banging / Pulling of the Hair
Occlusion & Dental Problems
Orthopedic Conditions including Scoliosis
Sinus & Breathing Problems
Vision Problems (Strabismus)