Why would a child need chiropractic?...from falls when learning to walk, bumps on the head, slips, bike/trampoline injuries when playing sport and carrying heavy school bags causing neck or shoulder tension.
The common concern of many parents is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful or the same as adult treatment. The adjusting technique is always modified depending on the size of the individual and their particular problem. Additionally, a child’s spine does not have the same tightness and repetitive postural stress that we commonly see in adults. This allows for kids chiropractic to be extremely gentle and comfortable.
Chiropractors study for 5 years, learning, understanding and training in specific techniques for kids. These techniques can be used from a 1-day old baby upwards. The chiropractic adjustment itself is very specific and uses no more pressure than used to test the ripeness of a tomato.