As all of us may benefit from osteopathic treatment from time to time and this is no different for those with added problems. An understanding of how individuals with with special needs are affected and what their problems mean to them, alongside the experience of how osteopathy can assist their day-to-day life can be a useful addition to ensuring their optimal health and wellbeing.
James Bibby is also the resident osteopath at a school in Sussex that provides education and preparation for life after school for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties. These may stem from inherited or acquired conditions such as ASD, ADHD, Speech and Language disorders, or as a result of abuse (physical, emotional or sexual). An integrated therapeutic approach is delivered by a skilled team of dedicated teachers, residential staff and therapists, taking into account of the insights of parents, carers and other members of staff as well as data from more formal assessments. James works closely with the school nurses, staff and parents to deliver osteopathic care to students on a regular basis.