Chiropractic care is a gentle way to help children, from newborns through to adolescents, grow correctly and stay active throughout their lives. Our team provide caring, non-invasive procedures to help treat a range of age specific conditions.
All our Chiropractors have extensive training working with children, performing age appropriate treatments to help their spines develop correctly and allow them to remain active.
Sometimes your child’s body may experience trauma and stress which impacts on their development, movement and health. This can be everything from childbirth through to sporting injuries or prolonged use of digital devices (such as iPads). Chiropractic care aims to correct any misalignments, so your child can grow the right way.
Paediatric Chiropractic Care
The birthing process can be extremely stressful on your newborn. Our gentle Chiropractic treatments aim to gently ease your baby’s neck and spine back in alignment, following childbirth. These non-invasive, pain-free treatments will help make your baby more comfortable, and often help them sleep better.
Fortunately, baby’s bones are supple and heal extremely quickly so correcting subluxations (spinal misalignments) is easy. It is good for new mums to take their babies in to see a chiropractor within the first weeks of birth – the sooner the better. Where mum has received regular chiropractic care during her pregnancy, there is a good chance that baby will have no subluxations at all. If there is a small amount of tension in the neck this can easily be relieved with gentle treatment.
All our experienced Chiropractors are trained to perform postural checks, treat sporting injuries, assess backpacks and care for your child’s spine through all stages of development. Our team will provide you and your child with simple exercises and lifestyle advice, to help your child develop healthy, best practise habits, which they can use throughout their lives.
There is a well-known saying in chiropractic that “As the twig is bent – so grows the tree”. In the same way that it’s far easier to bend a twig rather than a full-grown tree trunk, it’s easier to make small adjustments to a child’s spine and joints that will help correct misalignments and hence help children to grow in the way that nature intended. The sooner that a problem is addressed, the sooner healing can begin.
Toddlers typically experience plenty of bumps and bruises as they grow up. They fall out of trees, they fall off bicycles, they trip over and bump into things – all in the normal process of growing up. Luckily, their bodies are regenerating at such a rapid pace that minor injuries like these are not a problem. However, sometimes the damage is such that even the cumulative effect of minor traumas over time can create long-term problems.
Regular chiropractic care will not only rehabilitate any consequences of the usual bumps and bruises, but they will also create a pattern of health that toddler’s bodies can follow for the rest of their lives. Moreover, the care teaches toddlers that their body can heal itself from within and that they don’t need drugs to treat every ache and pain.
On many occasions, your chiropractor can diagnose problems which the child may be unable to articulate and which you may be unaware of. For this reason, we encourage parents to bring children for chiropractic care at an early age – even before symptoms become obvious, to help correct any issues.
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