Case Study: The contribution of Classical Osteopathy in a child with PHDA

Author: Cláudia Gomes

Abstract

Introduction: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (PHDA) is a neurodevelopmental disorder of high prevalence, constituting the main reason for referral to neurodevelopment or child and adolescent mental health consultations. In the view of osteopathy, authors say that osteopathic treatment of the entire body has positively influences in learning/school problems. Although the mechanism of action is not fully understood, it is found that manual osteopathic treatment calms neurological excitability.

Goal: highlight the contribution of Osteopathy in the overall development of a student of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education with PHDA.

Case-Report: A 9-year-old male patient attending the 1st cycle of Basic Education, with a medical diagnosis of PHDA.

Results: improvements were observed in the student’s cognitive, motor, social-school and family domains.

Conclusion: despite the results presented, there are still few studies carried out by Osteopathy in the PHDA domain. It is necessary to continue to validate the TOAC intervention with children with PHDA. 

Keywords: Osteopathy, PHDA, children in the first cycle of school. 

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