Chiropractor for Kids
As a parent we all want to our children to be healthy and thrive. As a result, many parents are looking for proactive, natural ways to protect the health of their children. and many are choosing to make chiropractic a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Just like regular dental or eye check-ups, a check-up with a chiropractor for kids may prevent little problems becoming bigger ones later in life.
When should I consider a chiropractor for kids?
Whether you have had, a difficult birth due to less than ideal presentation, intervention with forceps or suction, caesarean or a natural delivery, we recommend including a chiropractic check-up for all new mums and their babies.
Some common reasons babies are referred to us include:
• Breastfeeding difficulties or favouring one side
• Head only turning one way
• Leaning to one side during tummy time
• Unsettled or excessive crying
• Sleep difficulties
As a baby grows into a toddler they begin to learn how to stand and walk – and many tumbles and falls occur in the process! They get knocked over, they fall off scooters and bikes – all sorts of insults to the skeletal and nervous systems may occur but go unnoticed once the pain or bumps and bruises disappear.
As they reach school age study and technology becomes a priority, prolonged periods of sitting and a lack of activity become commonplace. This is when we start to see “Tech-neck” develop. Along with this sporting injuries, other accidents and hereditary issues can all set the stage for compensatory movement patterns, postural problems, headaches and back pain.
Both babies and children need a properly functioning nervous system as part of their motor and sensory development. As a result, chiropractic is important to consider for babies and children during this period and beyond.
Chiropractic for growing bodies
Children’s growing bodies are different to adults and as a result they are assessed and adjusted differently to adults. Our chiropractors are trained to gently care for the specific needs of children. Techniques are modified according to age and developmental stage.
Our chiropractors also offer:
• Posture and ergonomics advice
• Exercise, stretching and flexibility programs
• Back pack fitting and advice
• Care for sporting injuries
Please give us a call if you have questions about chiropractic and your child.
Why Choose Us?
Experienced, dedicated chiropractors
With over 20 years of experience you can relax knowing you are in good hands.
Caring, friendly team
We love helping people get well and will go above and beyond to help you achieve your health goals.
Safe, gentle and effective care
Your comfort and safety are our number one priority and we are constantly updating our knowledge and skills so that we can give you the best in natural health care.
Family Friendly Centre
Babies, kids, teenagers, mums and dads, and seniors are all taken care of. It’s one big family.
Holistic Approach for Lasting Results
Empowering education about how to get well and stay well for life is fundamental to our service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is chiropractic safe?
According to the New Zealand Government’s Commission of Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” This the result of a conservative approach that avoids invasive procedures or the use of medication however, occasionally there have been some adverse reactions.
Chiropractors are 5-year university trained health professionals and are government registered and regulated. At Complete Health Chiropractic, Chatswood we use thorough testing and state-of-the-art digital technology to determine if chiropractic is right for you.
What makes the cracking or popping sound in some chiropractic adjustments?
With some adjustments you may sometimes hear a clicking or popping sound. This is simply caused by a release of gas that is dissolved in the lubricating fluid of the joint as spinal movement is restored. It can be likened to removing a lid from a fizzy drink.
However, there are many different ways to adjust the spine. Some Chiropractors use a hand-held instrument called an activator, others use pelvic blocks or cranial mobilisation to re-align the body. Specific, gentle techniques are used for adjusting pregnant women, babies, children, seniors.
How long will I need chiropractic care?
At Complete Health Chiropractic, Chatswood we like to offer a holistic approach that encourages prevention and long-term health rather than short-term relief alone but how long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
As health professionals it is our responsibility to provide you with guidance around chiropractic and lifestyle habits so you can make informed choices about your health. Like regular dental or eye check-ups or screening tests from your doctor, caring for your spine and nervous system is a vital part of maintaining your health and wellbeing.
Our care recommendations depend on a variety of factors including your age, how long you have had your condition, if there are any degenerative changes or other structural issues. Regardless of whether you come to us with pain holding you back or whether you come to us looking to optimise your body function, we are here to help you achieve your health goals.
What happens on my first visit?
The goal of your first visit is to get to know you and understand your unique situation to determine if chiropractic can help you. We use digital technology, thorough testing and x-rays, if clinically required, to assess the health of the spine and nervous system and look to find the underlying cause of your complaint. We aim to identifying the lifestyle factors that may also be contributing to your pain or condition.
Most of the people that come to us are referred by current practice members or GPs however Chiropractors are primary care practitioners with 5 years of university training and a medical referral is not required for consultation. We work collaboratively with other health professional to find the best solution for you.
Invest In Your Health Today
Today, more than ever people are looking for a better approach. They are choosing to proactively take control of their health rather than waiting until it is lost – health by choice rather than chance.
Call us today to find out what we can do for you and your family.