Children love chiropractic care, as it is typically comfortable and quick. Parents are grateful for assistance for a range of complaints (Mathew Doyle, March 2020 Pregnancy & Infants).
The Safer Care Victoria Investigation into Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Children(2019) had 22,000 responses to the online survey of which 99.7% described favourable results for chiropractic treatment.
There are a range of conditions that occur as a result of the birthing process, as well as the injuries
babies and children sustain as they grow and develop.
Problems we are asked to assess to determine if we can assist relate to a loss of mobility,
associated with pain( eg. stiff neck, difficulty turning, or bending ), difficulty feeding, and
These complaints have a musculoskeletal-skeletal cause. If your baby or child has a complaint that
is not musculo-skeletal in nature, we will refer them to the appropriate health professionals.
As children grow they have lots of falls, injuries, sprains which are commonly seen by Chiropractors.
The methods used to help your baby or child are customised for their age, size, and condition.
There are 200+ types of arthritis. Some are inflammatory, some are auto-immune, and some degenerative. The most common arthritis is degeneration, osteo-arthritis. This is present in most patients over 50.
Chiropractors approach arthritis in a wholistic way, typically helping patients with degenerative type arthritis. The methods used are focused around the research evidence which is about encouraging and re-gaining mobility both in-clinic and in the home. Chiropractors will often use gentle manipulative procedures as clinically appropriate as this restores mobility and gives relief.
It is important to ask your chiropractor whether chiropractic management can help you.
We stock a range of braces for ankles, knees, low backs, elbows, wrists which we fit for our patients when they need them. We recognise that supports are usually a temporary measure to help overcome a complaint as part of the recovery process.
We provide semi-customised orthotics to correct leg length differences, and pronation (flat feet). These orthotic devices are inexpensive.
This is the name that Chiropractors use to describe the specific manipulative treatment applied to subluxed joints. This can be in your spine, or shoulders, hips, knees, elbow, ankles and jaw. There are many types of adjustment , and your Chiropractor will advise which options are best for you. The range of adjustment styles we use include Gonsted, Diversified, SOT, Activator, Thompson, Drop, Logan, Toggle, NET, MET, ART.
Early in the recovery after an injury treatment is focused on reducing pain, and inflammation. As treatment continues and your pain is resolved, the focus shifts to restoring mobility, recovering the activities that you lost. This is followed by a period where stability is re-developed to create strength around the region to prevent recurrence.
Some patients find that they cannot fully recover, or their age means they seize up. These people find that having regular chiropractic care helps keep them going. This applies to our younger patients who have hard, heavy jobs, or those stuck at a desk all day or when you train hard a your sport. Ask your Chiropractor for advice.