Children’s Chiropractic care is something that is talked about regularly with the common question being asked; “Is it safe for children to be adjusted?”
The quick answer is, Yes. Just like all practising health professionals our number one priority is our patient, keeping them healthy and addressing their individual symptoms to provide relief. This is no different for Children’s chiropractic care
At The Chiropractic Works, we believe in and promote total family health with a focus on providing unique, family oriented, professional Chiropractic health care services with children’s chiropractic care being an important part of this.
Most importantly, we ensure a warm, fun, friendly environment as it is this environment (and a toy area) that allows you and your children to feel safe when visiting for their adjustment.
What do Children’s Chiropractic adjustments look like?
At The Chiropractic Works, our Chiropractors check and assess each individual for areas of dysfunction or interference of their nervous system.
Our skilled Chiropractors have done further education in paediatric Chiropractic and have multiple techniques to ensure that your child, from newborn to teenager is relaxed and settled throughout their adjustment.
The adjustment is tailored to the individual. The adjustments are gentle and specific, we often explain that the amount of pressure applied is similar to the pressure you would use when checking to see how ripe an avocado is.
Our Chiropractors have a variety of techniques to cater for each individual child.
What can I expect at a Children’s Chiropractic appointment?
At each appointment, your Chiropractor will chat with you about queries or concerns you may have about your child. For example development, physical abilities, stress levels, sleeping routines, bowel movements, feeding habits and more as all of these areas could be potential indicators for interference in the nervous system.
Following this your Chiropractor will assess and check your child and adjust any areas of interference to their nervous system if required.
We encourage and welcome any questions you have a long the way throughout each appointment.
Will your child be in pain throughout the adjustment?
It is common for newborns and toddlers to cry at times during an appointment. This is mostly due to being in a new environment and being moved around, similar to those early assessments with a paediatrician. It’s not necessarily painful, just new and slightly uncomfortable.
Our Chiropractors priority is always to ensure you and your children are relaxed so if you ever have questions or would like to take a break during the adjustment, just let us know.
We also often treat newborns whilst being held by you or lying on you so they are constantly being calmed by your touch.
It is most common that our young patients who receive regular care, are completely comfortable from approximately 1-2 years of age and just jump straight up onto the adjusting table when they arrive for their appointment (if we can get them away from the toys that is).
We have also been known to check and adjust some children whilst they keep playing in the toy area, if this is what they are more comfortable with.
When should your child start seeing a Chiropractor?
It is never too early or too late to start Children’s chiropractic care as at The Chiropractic Works, we start with an appointment to assess your child and a follow up appointment to ensure your child’s individual needs are assessed no matter their age.
It is common for us to treat newborns immediately following their birth as well as keeping Mums healthy and active throughout their pregnancy.
How often does your child need to see a Chiropractor?
Your Chiropractor will guide you at each session with their recommendation based on an individual assessment.
Throughout a child’s life, there are key ages where an assessment on your child’s development can be carried out. This will address any potential delays in development early.
As part of this early assessment, we have developed “The Better Learning Program”, which is specifically designed for 4-6 year olds to ensure they are ‘school ready’ –
How can you make a Chiropractic appointment?
With three clinic across Adelaide in Norwood, Henley Beach and Normanville, you can make an appointment at any time.
Just call 08 8235 1922 to chat to our team about your preferred time and location.