Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children in Kiama & Shellharbour
The significance of good spinal hygiene and body function is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Infants and children have the same neuromusculoskeletal system as adults and can experience pain, trauma and dysfunction in much the same way. The only difference being that generally (depending on the situation) children appear to respond much quicker. Causes of spinal problems in children can begin from in-utero position and the birth process. Then as they go through rapid and significant spinal and neurological changes (developmental stages) other repetitive stressors may have an influence on how they grow and develop. These include:
Prolonged use of computers, tablets and phones that encourage poor posture
Too much sitting
Heavy school bags or backpacks
Falls from bikes, trampolines, horses, trees or structures
As parents, Mark and Mel understand the desire to want your children to be at their best. As Chiropractors they have learnt the tools to assess, monitor and make adjustments to your child’s spine. Chiropractic techniques for infants and kids are gentle and modified to suit the growth and development of each individual child. In particular, Mel has undertaken further training in pediatrics and chiropractic care for kids and it continues to be a passion and focus for her clinic work.