Peds Photo Gallery
Down Syndrome - Gael's treatments started early on.
Note how well his head forms. The genes predispose
for a weakened structure, but it does not dictate
structural permanence. Support development of the
structure and you can maximize the potential function.
Gael has only had 2 colds in the 1st year of life, which
he cleared himself. He has never had an ear infection.
So far, he has not ever needed antibiotics.
Sceptics of the work of DO's will attribute
Gael's exceptional cranial development to
'luck,' that his features are 'mild.' Over to
the right are treatment photos of patients
of two other DO's.
This is Charlotte, she is 3mo old. She
was born after 18hrs of labor on
pitocin, an IV med that causes strong
contractions. She was colicky and
screamed for 4-5hrs a day. Her
parents took her to the ER twice only
to be sent home w/o answers or any
form of treatment. I had 'my talk' with
them and they consented to photos
and cranial treatment;40 min after her
first treatmt, her occiput is nice and
round. By 9 mo, her head is normal.
She needed about 8 treatments.
Suprya is 3.5mo. She screamed 3-4hrs a
day. With a head that severely molded
and stuck, is it possible that she is in
pain? The infant brain is trying to
exponentially expand against a stuck, less
compliant cranium. It has to hurt like a
headache. 1wk after her first tx, her head
appears more round. Parents noticed
that she is less fussy on the first night of
her head treatment. Note also the
increased hair growth. By 9 mo, the back
of her head behind the ears and at the
base has rounded out nicely.
Compare Leanna who came to me
very late. At this 1st visit, she is 7mo.
She is so severely molded, noticeable
change is seen only in the rounded
forehead. The flattened occiput will
require more time and treatment. She
still has "fussy moments."
Jake is 2mo. He is so fussy that mom
can not put him down for 1 min. After
this treatmt, mom can put him down for
15min. The next visit, she is able to
put him down for 30min.
Colic - is pain. Colic is headache.
Colic is compression of the infant skull
in a small window of time between
24-48hrs in a vaginal birth or being
stuck or wedged in the womb. Early
latching and suckling allows for some
decompression and expansion.
This is Victor. I treat him for back and leg pains. On this first visit, I noticed the
shape of his head and asked him about it. He states that he was a colicky baby
and the kids at school teased him about his small flat head. He states that he is
'clumsy.' It is too late to alter his head shape, but when I treat his head (like
these infant, only with significantly greater decompression force), he says that it
Autism - early treatment. Autism is compression of the infant skull over a long period of
time. The infant is so used to the pressure that she does not know that she should be in pain.
Children manifest their distress in behaviors. Recall when you have a headache, or worse, a
migraine. Do you care to interact, much less acknowledge others, while you are suffering?
Alicia was a 10lb baby; when she was in the womb, parents tried to get an ultrasound picture of
her and the doctor could not find her face; it was pressed in and buried into the uterus; as an
infant she had head banging behaviors; she was diagnosed by Regional Center at 2.5yrs with
autism. After 2 mo of weekly treatments, she plays with other children (she used to ignore them)
and sit her dolls on their chairs and talk to them (she used to line them up head to toe on the
floor). She now makes good eye contact and is more aware of others. Other parents
observing her play with their children do not know that she is “autistic.” In this final treatment
photo, note her great eye contact.
Testimonial: "...osteopathic treatment has really helped...she is more verbal and is a happier
child overall." - Mrs. Hernandez. "Fantastic work from Dr. Hoang...we saw immediate results
within minutes of Ali's first treatment...we have seen the incredible strides our daughter is
making." - Mr. Hernandez
More Autism Cases
No case is impossible. All life is valuable.
Delayed children need all the support we can give.
OMT will not cure them, but structural support and treatment of the mechanical strains can
get them to maximize their potential. Every child deserves this chance.
Rhett' Syndrome - severe developmental delay, speech and gross motor delay
Tiffany is 4yrs old. She does not walk; she cruises furniture. She does not talk. She grunts,
stares, grinds her teeth and drools. She saw a ‘craniosacral’ therapist for constipation, but
she became dependent on these weekly visits. After 2 visits with me for OMT, she poops 1-2x
per day. Her occupational therapist noticed that she drools less and has better control of her
Works in Progress...more info later
This is my baby, Kathleen. From the first week, she is quite compressed at the base of her head. I subsequently had her treated by a
friend and again by a teacher. In the last 2 photos, I cut her hair to show the distended scalp veins, which reflects poor drainage from