The beginning of chiropractic care can be traced back to 1895. It has taken on many forms and treatments since then, and one of the more recent developments is pediatric chiropractic care. This has been around for decades, but as more people seek a holistic and naturopathic lifestyle, we have seen an increase in pediatric chiropractic care.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
Simply put, it is chiropractic care for children who are under the age of 18. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) was founded in 1986 by Dr. Larry Webster. The organization now serves to provide research and certifications for chiropractors who wish to practice pediatric chiropractic care, as well as advocate for chiropractic care for children.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?
Yes! It is 100% safe for children of all ages. We use similar techniques to what is used on adults, but it is much gentler. All pediatric chiropractic adjustments are low-impact and gentle.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help My Child?
Pediatric patients typically experience fewer meltdowns, improved sleep, less sickness, and enhanced concentration and focus. Chiropractic care focuses on the function of your nervous system. When it is operating optimally, your child’s body will work at its highest potential!
What types of conditions can chiropractic care help with?
Pediatric chiropractic care has been found to help with a variety of conditions, including:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Focus/attention challenges
- Autism spectrum
- Chronic sickness (such as ear/nose/throat infections)
- Digestive Problems
Just like chiropractic care can help adults sleep better, overcome migraines, and perform better athletically, chiropractic care can help children, too!
If your child is struggling with any of the conditions listed above and traditional medicine hasn’t been helping, we would love to meet with you and your child. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.