Pediatric and Chiropractic
Chiropractic can be beneficial to babies after they are born to make sure their body is properly aligned after the birth process, and ensure that they are able to grow and develop correctly. Bringing a new little human into the world is not an easy task for mom or for baby. Chiropractic adjustment after birth can help correct any misalignments that may have happened during that time and allow baby to be more comfortable.
Adjustments for newborns and babies are very gentle, and look very different than how an adult would be adjusted. Our youngest patient’s bodies are much smaller and more malleable than an adult would be, so it only takes the slightest adjustments to get their spines back into alignment. Dr. Beth is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and in good standing, and has significant experience taking care of little ones. She knows how to precisely adjust infants and children, and is very gentle and comforting. Watching the process of a baby receiving chiropractic treatment does not look like a quick or intense movement, but rather that Dr. Beth is holding the baby and carefully checking the spine and hips for alignment. The adjustments are small, and the process is directed towards keeping the child comfortable and happy while they are receiving care!
Toddlers and Young Children
Chiropractic can help toddlers and children tremendously as they are growing to keep their bodies aligned and functioning properly. When kids are learning to crawl and walk, they often take tumbles and can easily create misalignments in the spine. With some help from Dr. Beth and a gentle adjustment, these misalignments can be corrected and keep your child healthy and thriving.
Our office was built around the idea of taking care of families, so we have included a play area in our space and have a special adjusting table for kids! It is always an exciting experience for our little ones to come to the office and play with all of the toys and get a check up!
Teenagers are on their way to adulthood, and can benefit from chiropractic in many ways. Chiropractic adjustments can help to keep their bodies in alignment during fast periods of growth and allow for proper development into their adult lives. Regular adjustments can be great for active teens that are playing sports, those with long school days of sitting at a desk, and overall wellbeing during these growing years.
Anyone that is under 18 years of age is considered a pediatric patient. Even though some of our teen patients are able to drive themselves, we still must have a parent or guardian accompany them to their first visit in order to give consent to treat a minor. After consent is given, teens are free to attend appointments by themselves if they wish, and family members are always welcome if they choose!