Paediatric Chiropractic (Ages 0-16 years)
We have a passion for pregnancy and babies here at the clinic and are able to offer baby, child and adolescent centered chiropractic care.
Babies (0-2 years old)
Our Paediatric Chiropractor's job is to make sure, post birth that our babies are tension free and have the optimal ability to feed, sleep well and feel comfortable. .
Assessment of babies is performed using very light and gentle pressure. This is so we can check the motion of their joints, as well as their ability to stretch. We also perform a gentle cranial assessment to look for any possible causes of discomfort in the cranial region post birth.
Treatment is always done when the baby is calm and relaxed, if not we rebook the session to a more appropriate time. The treatment is commonly performed on the spine and cranial bones in the head to help relieve tension and pressure. Your chiropractor can explain more about this during your session.
The pressure used to assess and treat a baby is about the amount you may use to check the ripeness of a tomato and we find that many babies actually fall asleep during their treatment sessions!
Our Paediatric Chiropractor, Catherine, has completed post graduate courses in paediatric care and spends most her professional development time studying paediatric and pregnancy topics.
We offer FREE 'baby checks' for all our patients that are currently registered to the practice. These FREE sessions are available to those who'd like to know more about chiropractic care for babies and would like a post-birth checkup for their new arrival. Please call us or ask at reception for more details.
Children and adolescents (2-16)
A Paediatric Chiropractor has to understand the development of muscles, nerves and joints of the human body throughout all the earlier years of our lives.
Lots can happen during these years of growth which can sometimes cause concern. Having muscle, joint and nerve concerns checked over by our Paediatric Chiropractor will help with your understanding of what is happening.
Hands on care is often recommended by our Chiropractor, this can often bring much needed relief from discomfort alongside home exercises and management advice.
If the issue is something we decide is not suitable for Chiropractic care, then we will refer you to the expert we think you'll need to see.