Why should babies be checked?
Birth can be a very challenging experience on a baby’s skull (cranium) and spine, which can result in spinal misalignment and high cranial tension. Chiropractic care aims to restore balance and ‘unwind’ tension to improve spinal and cranial function and remove interference to the nervous system (the main control system of the body).
“Chiropractic care is not aimed at ‘treating’ specific conditions as such, but rather restoring the body’s balance and natural ability to heal.”
The modern child and teenager
A forward head posture is on the rise in children due to the increased use of TV, social media and a sedentary lifestyle. This forward head posture places greater stress on the upper back and neck, which causes other postural changes and spinal problems. It is of vital importance that teenagers are checked to prevent problems that can continue into adulthood.
“Our Chiropractors will also check your child’s backpack and give postural advice.”
We are extremely pleased that further research is being recommended and carried out, as we believe Chiropractic offers a very effective approach to many health problems in children, reducing the need for drugs or other invasive treatments.
New to Chiropractic Care?
You might want to find out what happens on your first visit.
“My twin boys were born eight weeks premature. In their first year, they were constantly unwell – ear infections, respiratory infections, etc. I started bringing them into Northcote Chiropractic when they were about 12 months. Since I had had a great result with Northcote myself, I thought it was worth a try. Emma was so good with them! I know we are a bit of a circus walking in for an adjustment with 2 small toddlers. But, Emma can work around their wriggly not-always-cooperative little bodies. It’s amazing when they begin developing any sort of infection, Emma can usually feel it. She can feel the congestion near their ears/glands, or in their chest.
I continue to bring them in once a week (they are now 19 months). I feel that the chiropractic adjustments will help improve their immunity and work out any little bugs they seem to get.
I only wish I had started sooner. The boys like going to see Emma and happily jump in the buggy when I mention it’s time for a visit.”
Grady and Oliver Gaines