Kids & Chiropractic Care
We love caring for our little ones here at Nature's Way Chiropractic! We are on a mission to grow a healthy & happy community with effective Chiropractic care; and this includes our little ones' health and wellbeing!
A lot of people ask me, "Dr. Kayli, what is the youngest child you have adjusted?"
Answer: Two Days old; on a home visit to check Mum & Bubs post birth.
Caring for kids is such a pleasure! There is nothing more fulfilling than watching a community grow. Kids love their adjustments and jump up on the table with a smile! Children & babies are adjusted with specific and gentle techniques here at Nature's Way Chiropractic to ensure that Mum, Dad & child are all comfortable and confident with the care they receive.
The next question often is followed by, Why?
Why should babies and children get adjusted?
I like to approach answering this question by asking a question back...
How well do you think your body and/or your little ones' would function if it was free of interference to the nervous system (free of subluxation/misalignment to the spine), which connects the brain to the body and the body to the brain, carrying vital information throughout the body that allows us to be who we are and do what we do?
If there is any interference to this information highway aka the nervous system, do you think you could function as well as you could?
And often people can gather the appropriate answer for themselves and their loved ones.
However, according to an online article released by Australian Spinal Research Foundation in 2016 stated "the fact is babies can be adjusted in a safe, gentle and effective way in order to address subluxation....finding that key areas of benefit included: breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions & chronic infections," and furthermore the article drew attention to the "intricate balance between the immune system, the digestive system and the nervous system" (1).
As you can gather there are a number of outcomes that can result from a body and nervous system that is working in coherence and well. And delightfully found, that according to the The International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA), "the primary reason for Chiropractic care for children was wellness care" (2). Wellness care allows one to maintain their health and wellbeing.
Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani, Chirorpactor, was quoted well in this article (1);
"Your child's health is their greatest asset."
And that is just it! We need to be aware that our little ones' experience stress just as we do as adults. We need to be mindful that our little ones' are thriving the best they can in their busy world! We live in a time where life isn't slowing down and our little ones' schedules are getting busier and busier, having more pressures placed on them, add a solid dose of technology & a lack of organic play and free time and we can almost guarantee they are wired up. Their bodies are most likely stressed and not functioning as well as they could.
So we invite you to explore Chiropractic care for your loved ones. Find a Chiropractor that you feel comfortable and confident in, ask questions, get adjusted yourself and see what it can do for you and your family.
Dr. Kayli Manner, Chiropractor & Kinesiologist
Nature's Way Chiropractic, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia
1. Spinal Research, 2016, "Advancing the Cause: Chiropractic Care And Kids." https://spinalresearch.com.au/advancing-the-cause-chiropractic-care-and-kids/
2. Alcantara, J, 2009, “The Safety and Effectiveness of Paediatric Chiropractic: a Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice Based Research Network https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19733815