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Chiropractic for Children!

Children benefit from chiropractic care

Parents report that many childhood health problems resolve with chiropractic care.

Kanata Chiropractors Dr. Erin McLaughlin and Dr. Pierre Paradis are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). They are both certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific system of chiropractic analysis and adjustment to reduce interference to the nervous system and restore biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles, and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.

The Webster Technique is recommended throughout pregnancy to detect imbalance and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for safer, easier births. Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nervous system stress, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

Newborns and young children have spines just like adults. Just like we maintain our teeth, we need to maintain our spine from an early age. Although newborn or young children certainly do not spend 8-10 hours a day working at a computer, the birth process, as well as the multiple slips and falls as they learn to move around, may affect their spine. Therefore, we recommend that our parents have their children checked for their well-being and to prevent any future issues.

How safe are adjustments on children?

They are considered extremely safe. The adjustments are also very gentle. In most cases, the pressure required to do an adjustment is not more than the same amount of pressure you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

Just a few hours old!

How often should my child be adjusted?

We don’t know. Every child is different, and it depends on the scenario. There is a big difference when someone has hurt themselves or has scoliosis versus if they are under wellness care.

Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic | (613) 831-9665