Pediatric Care

Chiropractic care for infants and children differents greatly from that of adults. We use gentle hands-on techniques to address areas of restriction and or dysfunction and apply various modalities to achieve our therapeutic goal. Treatments include soft tissue therapy similar to massage therapy, joint mobilizations, stretching exercises, parental education and much more!‍

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As members of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, our chiropractors are highly trained in the assessment and treament of pediatric patients. Pediatric patients can begin care from day 1 to address a variety of naturally occurring conditions, as well as limitations from intrauterine development or birthing procedure.

Chiropractic care for infants and children differents greatly from that of adults. We use gentle hands on techniques to address areas of restriction and or dysfunction and apply various modalities to achieve our therapeutic goal. Both Dr. Michelle & Dr. Sarah use the activator adjusting tool in practice for children and adults, who may prefer instrument assisted adjustments to manual therapy. Treatments include soft tissue therapy similar to massage therapy, joint mobilizations, stretching exercises, parental education and much more!

Chiropractors are highly trained in the bodily systems, Nervous, Skeleteal & Muscular. This allows for a complex understand of how the body functions, which begins at conception. Pediatric care is important to address dysfunction and ensure optimal nervous system function & development.

Many children are referred by pediatricians,OB/Gyn's, midwives, lactation consultants, pediatric physiotherapists, dentists and Speech Language Pathologists.

Common Condiitons:

  • Torticollis (Neck Preference)
  • Feeding Difficulties (latching, positional preference, indigestion)
  • Tethered Oral Tissue- Tongue, Lip & Buccal Ties
  • Congenital Hip Dysplagia
  • Fussiness & Irritability
  • Limited Body Movement & Stiffness
  • Preferred Positions - (ex. disliking Tummy Time)
  • Constipation- Sacral Dysfunction

Services

Pediatric Initial Assessment

$135.00

50 min - Initial assessment for those ages 0-12 years. Thorough medical history and physical assessment; treatment included depending on the complexity of the case.

Pediatric Subsequent

$65.00

20 min - Chiropractic treatment: consisting of soft tissue therapy, gentle join mobilizations/manipulations (activator available), and parent/patient education for at-home care.

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Frequently asked Questions

Check out our FAQ section for answers.

Why should I bring my child to the Chiropractor?

  • To complete a detailed medical history & physical assessment of their nervous system, development and age appropriate functional abilities.
  • To promote wellness by stimulating nervous system regulation.
  • To assess oral function including tethered oral tissue (Tongue Ties, Lip & Buccal Ties)
  • To assessa, diagnose and treat oral dysfunctions including feeding/latching challenges, jaw tightness and neck mobility.

Is it safe for babies to be adjusted?

  • Yes! We wouldn't see infants and children in our practice otherwise.
  • Adjustments vary dependent on the age and preference of the child and/ord guardian
  • Pediatric adjustment involve a prolonged hold on a restricted segment; much different from adult manual adjustments

What is an Activator? (aka The Clicker)

  • An activator is an instrument assisted adjusting tool that provides a control force to a specific area of the body.
  • This tool is used on infants as well as adults to improve joint mobilty and function.

What conditions do chiropractors commonly treat?

  • Torticollis- Neck Preference/Tilt
  • Indigestion/Colic/Constipation
  • Congenital Hip Dyplasia
  • Feeding Difficulties (latching, positional preference, indigestion)
  • Fussiness & Irritability
  • Limited Body Movement & Stiffness
  • Preferred Positions - (ex. disliking Tummy Time)
  • Constipation- Sacral Dysfunction
  • Developmental Delays
  • Wellness Checks- Detailed Physical Assessment

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