What is Pediatric Chiropractic ?
Pediatric Chiropractic is quickly becoming a popular choice for parents looking for answers to common ailments including: colic, digestive issues, bed wetting, asthma and ADHD to name just a few. Other musculoskeletal conditions such as difficulty with crawling, standing and head balance are also treated with safe and gentle techniques.
How does Pediatric Chiropractic work ?
The head is made up of a number of cranial bones called plates and they join together to form sutures. The dura mater – the tissue that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord – is anchored to these cranial plates. Misalignment of these sutures and/or spinal bones (vertebrae) interfere with the neural impulses or tone of the nervous system leading to abnormal function of cells. Since a child’s brain and body is growing at the fastest pace in life, the effects of abnormal function are accelerated.
Most times, it starts with the birthing process.
The birthing process puts considerable stress on the head, neck and spine of the baby. Especially, if suction, vacuum or forceps have been used. In fact, Australia is the first country to pass a law that requires all babies delivered with the use of forceps or vacuum to be examined by a Chiropractor before leaving the hospital.
Other times, it may be due to physical trauma – a fall at the playground or rolling off the bed/change table. It happens often and although the bones of a infant or child are softer to absorb the impact, the alignment can easily be disturbed.
Will you ‘crack’ my baby’s neck ?
No, No, No. Pediatric chiropractic is a very safe and gentle technique that works with the cranio – sacral rhythm of the baby to restore the nervous system back into balance. The amount of pressure needed is equal to the weight of a quarter. It’s gentle and natural.
But the results are quick ! Since the nervous system grows at its fastest rate in infancy, this means they respond to chiropractic care very quickly.
If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the story of Baby Lucy. It’s emotional and inspirational.
Studies are showing that kids under regular chiropractic care have improved immunity, less bouts of colds/flu and improved clarity and focus. This means they do better in school. Their brains maintain a state of coherence – particularly beneficial for children with ADD or ADHD. It’s not just about getting them out of sickness, it’s about enhancing their life experience.
The ripple effect will touch every aspect of their life.
Pediatric Chiropractic is about connecting your child to the voice within. No drugs. No needles. It works with the innate intelligence of the child. Pediatric Chiropractic is conscious-minded parenting.
Dr. John is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and enjoys working with kids. He has three beautiful daughters that receive regular chiropractic care.
Yonge Finch Health Team.