Chiropractic for Children
Chiropractic for Babies and Children
At Unity Chiropractic we are dedicated in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have an optimal functioning nervous system. It is well known that children bounce back quickly, but that is related to how they feel; physically and structurally that is not always the case. Unfortunately, children do not always verbalize what they feel when they are sore, uncomfortable, or in pain, but just like with adults, if the underlying cause is left alone for too long it will grow into a bigger problem. Chiropractic care for children can be very beneficial.
Are they experiencing the following:
- Lack of Sleep
- Digestive irritation
- Ear Infections
- Breastfeeding interruptions
- Better concentration & Fewer behavioral issues
It’s better to grow healthy children, then to fix injured adults.
How can Unity Chiropractic help you with your Children?
We make a point to make sure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids. We love treating children of all ages. As a parent, you want to protect your child from pain and sickness as much as you can. We get that! Let us help you!
The first step in helping you manage and prevent your problem is to ensure we have an accurate diagnosis. We achieve this through a comprehensive clinical history, thorough physical examination including; neurological, orthopaedic, and musculoskeletal tests, and possibly further diagnostic investigations such as X-Rays (if required).
Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm. Our exams are extensive so even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, we will make sure we communicate exactly what to expect before proceeding with treatment. We feel very honored to look after your little ones and we hope our space is a warm, welcoming, and relaxing atmosphere for you and your family.
What to expect:
STEP 1: You will sit down with Dr Shelby and explain your current problem and the reason for the visit. Parents, you must know that Dr Shelby will communicate with you AND your child no matter the age. She will ask you questions about their health and history to understand how best to help. Our number one priority here is to ensure you feel UNDERSTOOD.
STEP 2: Once we have all the information about their health, if Dr Shelby feels she can help your child, you can proceed with a paid examination. *X-rays are not required but may be indicated if circumstances permit.
STEP 3: Examination. Dr Shelby will explain how she uses the revolutionary Zone
Technique, a spinal cord stimulation technique, to achieve optimal results in healing.
Observation is essential to this examination; we promise Dr Shelby isn’t just playing with your child. It’s critical to observe how they move and function as they usually would. It’s also important for Dr Shelby to develop trust and a connection with them by meeting them where they are.
STEP 4: First Adjustment. After the examination, if your child seems to be a candidate
for chiropractic care, Dr Shelby will deliver the first adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments for newborns and children are different from adults. These adjustments are very gentle, quick, and effective. The amount of pressure it takes to adjust your little one is the same pressure used to test the ripeness of a tomato. Dr Shelby may also use a safe, light-touch, and effective instrument.
STEP 5: Your next appointment. From that point forward, Dr Shelby will let you know
the next time she wants to see your child. She will outline treatment options and explain costs and recovery times. There will be no hidden surprises with our care. From here, we will work together to help you achieve your goals. Your subsequent appointments will consist of treatments only. Re-examination will be performed periodically.
For your next appointment with our chiropractors, book online today.