Why should children be under chiropractic care?
Throughout the developmental changes of childhood, children often experience many different stressors, whether it’s chemical, physical or emotional. Before the age of two, infants will experience hundreds of tumbles and falls as they learn to sit, crawl and eventually walk.
How are infants adjusted?
When it comes to the adjustment of an infant, it is very different then an adjustment of an adult that usually results in a “popping” sound. Instead infants receive a light and gentle pressure to remove stress from the body. The pressure used on an infant can be compared to causing a tomato to dimple with a fingertip.
How often should my child be checked by a Chiropractor?
There is no specific schedule on how often a child should be checked by a chiropractor. A simple rule of thumb for a healthy and asymptomatic child is at least around every major milestone. These milestones include the following: learning to crawl, sitting up, and walking. The frequency will also vary on the overall health of the child. Many parents have their children checked on a regular basis to ensure their children are on the road to optimal growth and development.
What are some common conditions a pediatric Chiropractor sees? Although chiropractic care does not directly treat medical conditions, parents often notice with regular chiropractic care they show improvement, if not, alleviate symptoms all together. The following are common conditions seen in our office: torticollis, colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections, asymmetrical crawling, difficulty nursing/painful latch, and milestone delays.
What is the first step?
The first step is to find a Chiropractor who has experience in adjusting infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Stephanie Smith at Chirobody has completed over one hundred and eighty hours of continuing education with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association to have the ability to provide safe and reliable chiropractic care to the pediatric population.
Please contact our office to schedule your child’s initial appointment with Dr. Stephanie and start them early on a path of health and wellness. To reach our office call (425) 338-5537