What many wouldn’t give to be a child again – the carefree innocence and happy oblivion is something many of us crave. Think back to how agile and active you were as a child – indeed, a child’s spine and body are extremely flexible. While this has many benefits, this also means that minor stresses can impact the function and create tension during vital stages of development which might persist later in life.
Just as in adults, the nervous system plays an integral part in everything that a child does – from eating, breathing and sleeping to running, playing, thinking and feeling. Any interferences or damage to the system can not only impact a child’s ability to function at their best, but also their chances of growing up to be healthy individuals.
Alarmingly, interferences to the nervous system can often go on for some time without any warning signs. Regular chiropractic care from the time a child is born can greatly enhance the chances of any problems being identified early on and corrected for normal development. Care from an adelaide chiropractor can also prevent the development of injuries and conditions like scoliosis, which begin to present themselves in young teens. Research even suggests that the prevalence of more common illnesses like asthma, colic, allergies and chest or ear infections are greatly reduced also. In some instances, even behavioural changes (for the better!) have been noted.
While some people who have not experienced the chiropractic process may have misconceptions about what it involves, chiropractic techniques are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. Just as each person is unique in the way they move, feel and grow, so too is their adjustment. Given the fragile and changing nature of children’s bodies, chiropractors use gentle, effective techniques, adapted specifically for children, depending on their age, size and specific health concerns.
Most significantly, it provides a solid foundation of knowledge – teaching children from the outset the importance of maintaining good health, the functions of their body and why it’s important to look after them.
If you are still sceptical about the value that chiropractic can offer to your child and their health – rest assured that Walkerville Chiropractic has a large number of Chiropractic Kids all reaping the rewards of regular and continued care. The decision to bring your child to a visit is one we welcome – giving your child the best start to life in health is one of the biggest gifts you can give them. If you do have any questions, however, whether that involves the most appropriate care for them or their development, please do not hesitate to ask any one of the team at Walkerville Chiropractic.