Many parents ask if chiropractic care is safe for children. At Woodbridge Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we provide gentle chiropractic care for infants and children. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting spinal misalignments to improve overall health and wellness.
Spinal misalignments occur as a result of many childhood activities and common experiences. Newborns, for instance, can be checked soon after the birth process to check for misalignments, and can be reassessed as they grow and develop. Various milestones, including holding up the head, sitting, crawling, and walking, can affect spinal alignment. Older children who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer can also develop misalignments and back pain. Misalignments are important to treat because they can place pressure on the nerves, therefore decreasing the body’s ability to function normally.
The most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from injury. While children are susceptible to misalignments in their spines from various activities, including falls and sports injuries, regular chiropractic checkups can also be quite beneficial as outlined above. Chiropractic can be used for overall wellness, and to promote performance in sporting activities.
Chiropractic care is gentle, non-invasive, safe and effective for infants and children of all ages. The techniques and adjustments use pressure that is as light as a finger touch. Children derive many benefits from chiropractic care and respond more quickly to care than adults. Introduction of chiropractic care in childhood is an important part of instilling good behavior and health habits early-on, and helps to avoid health complaints seen later in adult life.
Chiropractors who are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association completed post-graduate courses to enhance their skills on specific gentle techniques for pregnant mothers, infants, and children.
Other Treatment Options offered to children at Woodbridge Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness Centre include:
- Massage Therapy for relaxation
- Physiotherapy for rehabilitation from injury, concussion management
- Nutritional advice for picky eaters
- Chiropody services for any conditions of the foot such as warts, ingrown toe-nails, athletes foot, ect.