Chiropractic treatment for Children
Children of all ages can be treated with chiropractic. As we all know children grow at great speed plus it is only natural for them to play and sometimes rough and tumble.
Regular chiropractic treatment may be beneficial for children and adolescents.
With normal daily and sporting activity one or more of their joints can become restricted and then the body may have to compensate in some way. In addition it is not uncommon for one leg to grow a little longer than the other for a while. This should be monitored as a small temporary heel lift might be required for 6 months to a year while the other limb catches up. The heel lift corrects pelvic tilt and helps to avoid the growing spine from twisting in compensation, a twist (known as scoliosis) that may become difficult to reverse.
McTimoney Chiropractic, Bowen Therapy and Proprioceptive Muscle testing are often effective with children and adolescents.
These techniques are all gentle but effective ways to realign the spine and pelvis, and alleviate pain.