Chiropractic for children:
Is chiropractic safe for children?
Yes it is. Chiropractic can help in the continuation of care of a child’s growth. Of course the chiropractor has to do an evaluation to implement the best possible care for each individual child.
When and why see a chiropractor?
Kids, from very young to teenagers, are in constant physical, mental, and emotional evolution. Whether while learning to hold up their head, to sit up, to crawl, then to walk, or while evolving through school, often having to carry a heavy bag, along with long sitting periods in classrooms and maybe some extracurricular activity -sports, music, or else- the child’s body has to deal with a lot of tensions, external as well as internal. A chiropractor can help every child reach for their optimal health.
In today’s society, with phones, tablets and other screens available to all, kids are less active and spend more time sitting in improper postures. This does not help their growth and development process. It might even allow for dysfunctional patterns to emerge and eventually cause other long term compensation patterns that could affect them in their adulthood.
Scoliosis is a well-known dysfunctional pattern which can be structural or functional. In both cases, chiropractic can be one of the tools used to help. Other examples of when to bring your child to see a chiropractor include: postural problems, back pain, neck pain, headaches, knee or foot pain, and the list goes on…
A chiropractor can assess dysfunctional patterns present in a child and help address them to allow for better function of the overall body and nervous system.
Dr. Margot Monmousseau
Doctor of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic West (U.S.A.)
Cheryl Hawk et all, « Best Practices for Chiropractic Care of Children: A Consensus update »