When our children learn to walk they fall several times a day, as they get older they fall off couches head first, fall off bikes and monkey bars.
Although falls and bumps and can be a normal part of childhood, sometimes these accidents cause spinal misalignments.
At Errol Street Chiropractic, our chiropractors have a special interest in looking after children. Anytime one pops into the practice, there are children playing with puzzles, getting stickers and generally being kids.
Most Common Reasons Parents Bring Their Children To Our Practice
Whether you are considering bringing in your child for a scoliosis check, spinal maintenance or you have a concern about their development we firstly listen, then we watch and gently assess your child to find out if there is anything we can do to make their life better.
“Our process is simple: we first listen, then we watch - and gently assess your child to find out if there’s anything we can do to make their life better.”
The most common reason parents bring their children in for a chiropractor assessment are:
- Stiff necks
- Back pain
- Poor posture
- Lack of coordination
- History of falls of change tablets, bed, play equipment
- Sitting in a ‘W’ position with their legs
- Walking on tippy toes
- Bed wetting into primary school age
- Able to read words, but struggle reading sentences
- Recurrent infections, especially ear infections
- Long, difficult birth
- Forceps, vacuum or c-section birth
- Wear school bag on one side only or too low
When do children need chiropractic care?
Children are in the habit of growing. It is vitally important that the spine of your child is moving well. The brain needs to receive information from the spine for sensorimotor integration. This allows the child to learn, move well and respond to the environment in the most appropriate way.
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine” Roger Sperry, Nobel prize winner on brain research.
As a parent what we all want the best for our children. We want them to be healthy, have an ability to learn and make friends, in other words to THRIVE.
We understand that children have special needs as they go through different stages of growth and development. Even their spinal sagittal (side) curves are approximately 20% less than adult curves at around the age of 9-10 years.
If you have concerns about your child in any of these areas, then our further paediatric studies have equipped us to help you and your child get the results.
Will My Children Feel Any Pain During Chiropractic Treatment?
Not only is our assessment designed for growing humans, but our treatment techniques are appropriate for children too. Our techniques are always gentle and our care is delivered with total respect for that child. We explain any treatment to the family before we commence care. No surprises.
A gentle and safe children chiropractic care that fits infants of all ages.
It would be normal for both parents and their kids to attend regular health checkups. This is especially so with eye and teeth check-ups by Optometrists and Dentists. With our Chiropractors, you can expect the same. Our Chiropractors view spinal health checkups the same way. We believe that early detection and treatment of any spinal problems leads to the best outcomes for your children.
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Our Chiropractic Team
Dr. Lisa Smycz is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has practiced for nearly 30 years. Along with Dr. Brittany Delves, Dr. Smycz works to deliver gentle and reliable chiropractic care to everyone in their local community.
Dr. Lisa and Dr. Brittney have undertaken postgraduate studies in paediatric chiropractic and are registered members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and CNP (College of Chiropractic Paediatrics).
Our team currently provides 'Connecting Kids'. A special program carefully designed to help your child thrive in their learning and development. Contact our team for more information on the program.
Our team at Errol Street Chiropractic is passionate about helping people in our community, with a focus on improving spinal health. Our Chiropractors achieve this through the practices of Chiropractic BioPhysics. With careful attention paid to each and every one of our patients, our team is able to effectively analyse spinal health function, and create a custom care plan to optimise alignment and function and get you back to your best.