Paediatric chiropractic care has a long-standing history of providing high quality assessment and treatment for an array of conditions that affect babies and children. Around the country, paediatric chiropractic is growing in popularity, mainly through word of mouth and positive reviews. The treatment techniques are safe and gentle, and can offer help for some of the more common problems affecting new-borns and infants. Find out more below.
Why choose chiropractic for your baby?
Even during the most low-risk labours, giving birth is one of the most stressful and physically exerting processes that both mother and baby will go through in their lifetime. During labour, many physical forces are placed on the baby. These forces can be intensified if ventouse, forceps, C-sections, breech presentations, multiple births or a prolonged labour further complicate the delivery.
The culmination of these forces on the baby can lead to strain on their musculoskeletal system, causing discomfort. These problems can sometimes be observed in newborns on postural observation. If their musculoskeletal system is causing pain, then this can present itself in increased levels of crying, disturbed sleep patterns, difficulty falling asleep or feeding issues.
Bringing your newborn in for chiropractic assessment can help to identify potential causes behind their sleeping, crying and feeding problems. It can also help to spot any musculoskeletal issues that are not yet causing any pain. Similar to adults, musculoskeletal problems can take years to present with pain or discomfort, therefore we use preventative care alongside corrective care.
What does paediatric chiropractic care entail?
We are a family friendly clinic, welcoming babies and children of all ages. Whilst chiropractic can benefit the whole family, the techniques used to adjust a newborn or infant are different to those used on an adult. Paediatric techniques are incredibly safe, gentle and effective, and are adapted for every stage of your child’s development.
Before we begin any treatment, we will provide a thorough explanation of the treatment process and discuss your child’s particular treatment plan, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
We endeavour to make your baby feel relaxed and at ease, using a special baby pillow during their chiropractic treatment that supports and moulds around your baby. You are also welcome to either breast or bottle feed your baby during treatment if you need to. We also provide a play mat and toys to keep any siblings entertained whilst your baby has their treatment.
For older children, we take the time to explain chiropractic treatment to them and their parents in a friendly way and have a selection of toys available to ensure they have a positive experience at our clinic.
If you have any additional questions or you would like to know more, please contact us on 02380 019099 and we will be happy to help!