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Chiropractic for Children in Barrie

Reasons Why Chiropractic for Kids Makes Sense:

Chiropractic for Children in Barrie

Children love adjustments with
Dr. Sarah!

Aside from optimizing health through wellness, typical reasons why parents bring their infants and children to a chiropractor are that chiropractic may help in the treatment of:

  • ear infections
  • general irritability or fussiness
  • failure to latch on when nursing
  • constipation
  • colds
  • weakened immune system
  • bed wetting
  • frequent spitting up
  • torticollis (strained neck)
  • colic

It’s gentle enough that some children, including Dr. Sarah’s own, can sleep through the treatment!

Appropriate At What Age?

Dr. Sarah Racicot’s children receive their first chiropractic treatment when they are just hours old and continue on a regular basis! Aside from prevention, she uses chiropractic as her “first line of defense” when she sees irritability, constipation, digestion issues, onset of colds, etc.

Clinically, Dr. Sarah sees the greatest and quickest change in infants or children as compared to adults. Why? Their body seems far more receptive to chiropractic and they have not yet had the years of daily living “wear and tear” as adults.

Children Have Spines, Too!

Chiropractic is wonderfully appropriate for all ages and the first therapy Dr. Sarah resorts to. But why? Children have spines, too!

From their beginnings, they spend a substantial amount of time confined in a fluid filled sac in mom’s tummy only to be squeezed and yanked out of the birth canal. This welcome to the world can be rather traumatizing.

Then for the better part of a year, they try to balance a proportionately large head as they navigate and coordinate themselves from crawling to walking. We think you get the point here. From their perspective, it is a very physically challenging endeavour.

How Are Infants and Kids Adjusted?

This seems to be every parent’s biggest concern: that of “how do you adjust them?”

When adjusting infants and young toddlers, no rotation is used and the force being applied is reduced – only enough to blanch a fingernail. In other words, it is the amount of pressure that can be comfortably applied to your own eyeball without hurting it. It is very calming. Often times after being adjusted infants fall asleep.

Consider chiropractic care as part of your “medicine cabinet” for you and your child’s health. Rather than being just another trip to the doctor’s office, make it a “wellness visit.”

Since our attitude and habits regarding health care begin before we can talk, it is important to develop an early understanding that prevention is the key to future good health! Come visit us for chiropractic care for children in Barrie today!

Source: Dynamic Chiropractic and Canadian Chiropractor