Gentle techniques for precious young people.
There are over 1 million visits by children to Australian chiropractors every year. The majority of these visits are for the treatment of muscle and joint problems that may produce back pain, hip pain, knee pain and others. Sporting injuries and postural problems are other reasons parents bring their children to see a chiropractor.
Children are not just little adults. Consideration of their unique clinical presentation is vital for high quality chiropractic care. In addition, chiropractic techniques need to be tailored to the individual needs of the child.
At Simply Health, our chiropractors are not only well trained and experienced in dealing with children, they are also all parents themselves.
How can chiropractic care help children?
Spinal adjustments for children are performed using gentle fingertip pressure or instrument-assisted techniques. Best practice dictates that techniques used for young children are never FORCEFUL, but are modified suitably for the age and developmental stage of the child.
Most children find receiving an adjustment relaxing and enjoyable. Most parents are happy to see that the examination is very thorough and the techniques are very gentle.
A natural and holistic approach to health
Chiropractic is holistic approach that seeks to explore all aspects of health. One vital aspect is the balance of the spine and subsequent functioning of the nervous system. This can easily be upset at the time of birth – especially in more complicated deliveries such as forceps, breech or caesarian.
Other important factors include nutrition, the presence of allergies or food intolerance and sleep/wake cycles.
Still in doubt how chiropractic can help your child?
We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have on chiropractic for children. Book an appointment below to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors who may be able to recommend an appropriate course of action. Your child is also welcome to take our Free Spinal Check to help you understand how the spine may affect their overall health.