Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Can Help help With Colic, Sleep, Digestive Issues and Development Milestones
Why Bring your Little one to the Chiropractor
When treating a child, their age, size and specific issues are always taken into consideration. The manual techniques we use for children are gentle and safe taking into account their special needs and limitations. Beyond infant check-ups and help with colic, sleep, digestive issues our therapists often recommend bringing your new little one in as they go through developmental milestones” such as:
Rolling – making sure your baby is rolling to each side – some parents notice the baby rolls only to the right or the left. This can be due to restricted movement in the pelvic joints.
Crawling – this process is some important in developing the lumbar curve that we as adults have in the lowest part of our spines. After your baby has spent months in the curled forward position (in utero and as an infant being cradled/changed/sitting in their carrier) this is an important transition. You may find your baby seems uncomfortable on their tummy.
Learning to Walk – There sure is a bit of trial and error with this one 😉 The impact on the lower back with constant loading (falling onto the bum) can cause the joints to get stuck or injured. Past infantile stage there are a few common reasons why parents bring their children to the office.
Why Kids Come to the Chiropractor
Minor “Traumas” – Rough and tumble play can leave your child complaining of pain or soreness. Those minor traumas and rapid growth during childhood have the potential to build up and lead to issues later in life. In a non-emergent situation the chiropractor is a great place to bring your child for an assessment of the musculoskeletal system to keep their growing bodies healthy and moving well.
Growing pains, headaches, scoliosis, chronic ear infections, asthma, allergies etc. – there is a place for both the medical system and complimentary alternative medicine for conditions like these and often both have a place in managing them.
Athletics – When it comes to competitive sports manual techniques like manipulation and Active Release (ART) are so effective in helping with recovery from injury and sport performance. Little hockey players, dancers, gymnasts are frequent visitors.
For more information visit: http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/questions-parents-frequently-ask-about-children-and-chiropractic.html
Safe and Effective Care
Little ones are treated with gentle techniques.
Chiropractic can help with:
- rolling, crawling and walking
- sleep issues
- development issues
- minor traumas
- growing pains
What our Patients Say
"We have been to 2 family doctors, a pediatrician, a chiropractor, and physio therapy at the Children s Child Development Center where all of them have said my son looked fine or that he has mildly low muscle tone and would walk but on his time and probably skip crawling. All this time something was pulling at my mommy gut, that there was something more so I had to follow it and get a “second” opinion. Coming to HIHF I had no idea what to except, but I was blown away! The place is so beautiful, warm and peaceful, it has a wonderful home like feel to it. All the staff are so amazing and sweet. I am so beyond grateful that I found I found this place! Dr Gillian & Dr Kelly, you were the first to really listen to my concerns as well as thoroughly look over my son, which honestly blew me away. After our first appointment and adjustment my son is finally crawling, he is so happy. There has been no fussing or crying when he goes on all fours, or one leg out for balance. I am ecstatic! Thank you for the moon and back, I will be forever grateful. You now have patients for life!"