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Paediatric Chiropractic In Orillia

Child on bicycleLife’s stresses start at birth! Yes, even the birth process itself can cause spinal subluxations and nerve system interference. This is why we at Grace Family Chiropractic recommend newborns experience a spinal and nervous system check up shortly after birth.

Kids and Chiropractic

Infants, toddlers and kids experience a host of different stresses as they grow. Change table falls, poor car seat posture and premature use of jolly jumpers can put excess stress on delicate and developing spines. As kids get older they encounter new stresses such as sports injuries, heavy and improperly fitted backpacks and postural concerns related to smartphone, computer and tablet use. All of these stresses will cause shifts or misalignments that impair the function of their developing nervous systems.

Because children’s bodies are growing and developing at a faster pace than at any other stage of life it is imperative that their nerve systems be functioning optimally. This is why many parents choose to have their children checked for subluxation whether they are dealing with a specific health challenge or not.

Some parents seek chiropractic help to address a number of common conditions, not limited to but including:

  • Poor sleep
  • Ear infections
  • Postural concerns
  • Breathing disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Mood and attention challenges
  • Promoting optimal growth and development
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curve)
Spinal conditions are more easily corrected when they are detected early. In our experience, chiropractic kids are some of the healthiest kids on the planet!

Is Chiropractic Safe for Kids?

Absolutely! The techniques we use for small, developing spines are unlike those used on adults. An adjustment on a newborn uses gentle finger tip pressure, about the amount of force you may use to check to see if a tomato is ripe. Newborns can be adjusted while lying on Mom, or we have special pediatric pillows to position them.

As kids age, gentle hand-held instrument adjustments are effective at providing an appropriate amount of force to gently correct the smaller shifts in their developing spines. Kids love getting adjusted and often race to see who can get on the table first. We love caring for kids and our happy chiro kids finish their adjustment by choosing their favourite chiropractic-themed sticker!

Book a Visit Today

Call us today to find out how chiropractic can help you raise a healthier child and family!

Paediatric Chiropractic Orillia, ON | (705) 323-9100