Your Gentle Baby Chiropractor In North Melbourne
At Errol Street Chiropractic our aim is to inform parents about their baby’s level of development and assist them if help is needed, through tender baby chiropractic care and home advice. Our role includes educating parents and other caregivers in our community about the importance of movement in a child’s long term brain development.
We have helped numerous clients learn more about how to improve their child’s overall wellbeing. From educating clients on how colic, reflux and issues like constipation affect their children, whatever the concern, our focus is on delivering a professional standard of chiropractic care.
Common Reason Parents Bring Their Baby To Our Melbourne Practice
There are a wide number of reasons why concerned parents call on us for help with improving the wellbeing of their babies. These matters cover a range of conditions, causing children to suffer and be unsettled as a result of poor sleep and poor feeding habits. Chiropractic care may be beneficial for babies, as it focuses on helping growing babies through their developmental milestones.
From birth, babies have certain survival reflexes, called primitive reflexes that assist in the development of the baby from birth to walking. Chiropractic care is especially important in assessing these reflexes through developmental milestones, ensuring optimal brain growth and brain balance. A child’s learning, whether we are talking about riding a bike or learning to read, is based on how well the child has integrated these primitive reflexes through their short windows of development as a baby.
At Errol Street Chiropractic, our team of chiropractors has undertaken extra postgraduate training to properly assess your baby’s development and spinal health.
Here are some of the reasons parents bring their baby in for chiropractic care:
- Labour too long
- Use of forceps or ventouse
- C-section delivery
- Unsettled baby
- Feeding difficulty, including latching on
- Trouble turning head one way
- Digestive Upsets
- Not reaching milestones within the expected window of time
- Crawling uneven
- Toe walking
- Trouble sleeping soundly
- Flat spot on the skull (plagiocephaly)
Does your baby have any of these symptoms?
What Do Baby Chiropractors Do?
At Errol St Chiropractic, we encourage our clients to ensure that their babies have plenty of ‘tummy time’, wherever possible. More time spent on their tummies will encourage the healthy development of their brain’s synaptic connections, as well as increasing upper body strength. Developing a focus on tummy time may help with a variety of concerns, such as ‘flat spot’ or plagiocephaly.
Once we have addressed any imbalances in the spine/pelvis, primitive reflexes of the baby, and encouraging plenty of tummy time, we often see newborns becoming more settled. Our chiropractic care has helped babies to benefit more from their sleep and feeding through optimal development in those early months. If you are looking for a baby chiropractor in Melbourne, consider how we can help you with our extensive wealth of knowledge and practical experience at Errol St Chiropractic.
To assist a baby in reaching full and balanced growth our chiropractor’s assessment is designed to check:
– presence of primitive (survival) reflex
– integration of primitive reflexes, allowing for higher brain centres to develop properly, allowing for enhanced sensory-motor integration, learning and behaviour as the baby grows
– milestones at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 months, including motor, postural, social and language assessment
– spine, neck and pelvic function
Will My Baby Feel Any Pain During Chiropractic Treatment?
As a preferred baby chiropractor in Melbourne, we provide chiropractic care for babies that focuses on ensuring the health and general wellbeing of our clients’ babies. Our chiropractors use gentle techniques for all babies.
Our techniques are comprehensive, backed by years of professional experience, and designed to help your baby’s early development, and at times it may help with unsettled sleep patterns and reflux. No manual adjusting is used when working with babies and we explain to parents that the amount of pressure we use is the amount of pressure we can withstand on our eyeball.
All our treatment recommendations and techniques are gentle, as is our assessment of the newborn baby. Generally, the baby relaxes during the chiropractic care and most parents will note how well they sleep afterwards.
We completely understand the concerns clients may have when searching for a baby chiropractor in Melbourne to work with, and are happy to discuss any concerns you may have through a professional consultation.
Professional Baby Chiropractic Care In Melbourne
At Errol St Chiropractic, we strive to provide clients with the best baby chiropractor services one can find in Melbourne. We extend competent knowledge of chiropractic benefits towards helping parents of newborn babies across a variety of issues.
We frequently receive enquiries pertaining to how chiropractic care can be used to help babies with issues such as sleep, reflux, colic, as well as ear infections, just to name a few.