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What are the benefits of Chiropractic care for kids?

November 5th, 2023 by
Category: Babies & Kids Dr. Hayley Elmsly

Chiropractic care, often regarded as an adult-centric approach to well-being, surprisingly holds numerous benefits for the younger demographic. When we think of children, we envision energetic bundles of joy, brimming with life and vigour, yet they are not immune to the physical strains that life imposes—even from an early age. In this blog post, we will delve into the gentle world of pediatric Chiropractic care, an area where subtle adjustments and non-invasive techniques come to the forefront, offering a range of health advantages. From improving sleep patterns and aiding in better posture to supporting overall nervous system function, Chiropractic care may be a supportive pillar in a child’s growth and development.

How do you know if your child may benefit from Chiropractic care?

During the initial two years of life, a child’s nervous system undergoes its most intense period of growth, laying down pathways and connections that will last a lifetime. Chiropractic care aims to optimize this neurological development by alleviating any pressure on the nervous system, ensuring that your child grows without any impediments to their health and happiness. Even the natural process of birth, which varies based on how the baby enters the world, can introduce stressors to the infant’s system. Chiropractic interventions may address such stressors from the very beginning, promoting a smoother start to life’s journey.

How do you know if your child requires Chiropractic care or an adjustment?

If you’re contemplating whether Chiropractic care is necessary for your child, scheduling an assessment with a Chiropractor is a proactive step. Birth, despite its natural essence, involves a sequence of twists and contractions that can exert tension on an infant’s spine and nervous system. Parents often seek Chiropractic insight for a range of issues, such as colic, developmental delays, and recurrent ear infections. Moreover, if you observe your baby favouring one side during feeding, demonstrating a preference for looking in one direction, or showing discomfort in their car seat or stroller, these could be indications of nervous system distress. A Chiropractic checkup may help identify if an adjustment could alleviate such interferences, potentially restoring your child’s comfort and promoting their well-being.

Benefits you may notice when you get your children adjusted:

  • Improvement in sleep
  • Better feeding (if they’re younger)
  • Improved concentration + energy
  • Improved behaviour
  • Support with their development
  • Improvements with bedwetting


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