Children and babies like adults can have musculoskeletal problems which may present as pain or discomfort.
Chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women, babies and children. I have undergone many hours of post-graduate training, to use gentle cranial, spinal and visceral techniques and am very experienced in treating children of all ages.
How do chiropractors treat my child?
Chiropractic treatment for babies and children is a very different experience to treatment for adults! When treating babies and children, Chiropractors use very light finger-tip adjustments to correct misalignments of the spine and cranium (head) to remove any restrictions or tension in the body.
Babies are made to feel relaxed and comfortable with the use of a special paediatric baby pillow that supports and moulds around your baby during treatment. And the room is equipped with a variety of baby toys to distract your baby when needed. Feeding your baby is also welcomed during treatment if so required!
I can also offer a special 'Mum and New Baby Shared treatment' which is valid for babies from 2 weeks up to 1 years of age. This includes appropriate adjustments for the new Mum, when the Upper back in particular, is compromised with feeding and carrying positions, as well as giving your baby a great start with regular Cranial and Biomechanical Chiropractic care!!
General lifestyle advice is given as to how to make the initial few months easier for both you and your baby, for example, advice on how to lifting and carry your baby; optimal feeding, playing and sleeping positions as well as nutritional advice for you and your baby.
For children, time is taken to explain their treatment in a fun and friendly way. There are many toys to keep them occupied and relaxed to ensure they have a good experience of chiropractic.