Chiropractic Whole Health provides gentle care for the whole family!
Millions of adults are helped by the specialized techniques chiropractic employs to restore biomechanical function in the body. Just as an adult's spine can experience trauma, a child's spine can as well. From the birthing process to crawling and taking first steps and first tumbles, children's bodies are put through a lot. The term given to the small events that occur on a day-to-day basis is "microtraumas." Over time, these can add up to uncomfortable physical and even behavioral symptoms.
With routine chiropractic care, we seek to set the most stable foundation for wellness for every member of your family. Dr. Rob and Dr. Kevin have treated hundreds of children, from a few days old through high school. In fact, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends a chiropractic examination within the first few days of life. This early intervention addresses micro-trauma that may have occurred during delivery.
Newborns and infants experiencing asthma, ear infections, and symptoms of colic have been shown to respond very well to chiropractic care. Studies have demonstrated a link between these health concerns and impairment in the function of the nervous system due to a lack of mobility in the joints of the spine. When joints are treated with techniques designed for the infant's body, there is a decreased risk of layering more damage on top of that which already exists.
As your infant grows, starts school and begins athletic activities, our extensive experience with sports medicine plays a role. At Chiropractic Whole Health, we have helped athletes ranging from a new soccer player to an Olympic gymnastic hopeful, and many kids in between. In many cases, we are able to help your child's sports injury heal without the use of medication or surgery, utilizing conservative care. When an injury is beyond the scope of our care, we have an extensive list of orthopedic and sports medicine doctors we refer to.
Gentle, comfortable care for you and your family
One of the wonderful aspects of chiropractic care is that we employ techniques suited to the individual. Children are treated with the utmost gentleness, often as light as the touch of a finger.
The effects of chiropractic adjustments on children have been studied a great deal. In one study by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the focus of research was the effectiveness and safety of this type of health care for children. Preliminary findings of this study are very promising. In addition to demonstrating the safety of pediatric chiropractic care, research also revealed unexpected benefits reported by parents of children in the study. Under the care of their pediatric chiropractor, study participants seems to exhibit a better attitude and more positive behavior, improved sleep patterns, and better immune function.
There are numerous reasons chiropractic care makes sense for children as well as adults. Learn more about our practice or schedule your appointment with our friendly staff. Call (610) 438-2015 today.