Most parents don’t realise the stress that can be placed on a baby’s body during childbirth. This is particularly relevant where labour has been too fast, slow or where intervention such as ventouse or forceps have had to be used or when a Caesarean has been needed.
Specialist Chiropractic Techniques for Children
Paediatric chiropractic techniques are very different to those used on adults. The treatment is extremely gentle and focused on the spine and pelvis in order to decompress and unwind the system of connective tissues to reduce the tension they are carrying. Parents often find that this really helps to settle babies and also to overcome many of the problems that they may experience for example mechanical strain to a baby’s neck could lead to the head being favoured and held to one side, causing feeding problems.
Many childhood health complaints can often be traced to the spine. Contributory factors such as poor posture, heavy school bags, hours on the computer or slouched on the sofa watching TV have become more and more prevalent. Taking good care of a child’s spine is very important for their overall health, wellbeing and development.
Children will be children and will suffer knocks and falls whether it be playing on the garden or playing sports such football, hockey, rugby or doing gymnastics. These injuries can result in back or neck problems or other joint and muscle pains.