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Pediatric Chiropractic in Melbourne

At Christie Chiropractic, we welcome all ages and stages of life. Children and adults have very different bodies, meaning they require varying versions of chiropractic care. While children are often hard on their small frames, they are also resilient. This resiliency tends to result in underlying damage.

Christie Chiropractic believes in the importance of natural health in children. Dr. Christie is committed to helping aid children stay healthy and do what they love.

How Young Is Too Young?

We provide pediatric chiropractic care to infants and children alike. Infant chiropractic care is completely different than the care we offer adult patients. Depending on the age of the child, there is no popping or manual adjustment movements. We use a gentle touch, applying no more pressure than you would apply to an eyeball when you put in your contact lenses.

Contrary to popular belief chiropractic can greatly benefit infants, even those that are only hours old. Symptoms from the trauma they experience as their little bodies travel through the birth canal as well as the strain that nursing places on their necks can be addressed through specialized care. Earlier detection often leads to healthier development.

The Common Benefits Your Child May Experience

Children are always falling or bumping their heads, which is why it is important to make sure their bodies remain aligned. Christie Chiropractic suggests periodic adjustments for kids unless another prominent health care issue is present. In fact, chiropractic care can be more beneficial than some prescribed medication.

For example, adjustments have been proven to offer greater relief for ear infections than commonly-administered antibiotics. Common symptoms we see children with include:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Ear infections
  • Colic
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Bedwetting
  • Growing pains
  • ADHA
  • Breast feeding issues

Why not take advantage of a natural solution to help maintain your child’s health?

FAQs

Can you help children with specific conditions?

Chiropractic doesn’t treat conditions. Instead, we remove pressure from the nerves so that your body can heal and work as it was intended to. When this process occurs, they may experience recovery from a broad range of symptoms.

At what age can a child begin seeing a chiropractor?

We welcome babies from the time they’re hours old. You’re free to stop by for an appointment on your way home from the hospital if it works for you. There is no limit to when a child can begin care.

How do you adjust a baby?

Babies don’t have bodies that are fully formed like an adult does. Their adjustment, therefore, is adapted to be appropriate for their age and size.

What if my child feels frightened of going to the chiropractor?

We understand that some children who are new to chiropractic may feel uncomfortable at first. If your child is old enough, we’ll speak directly to them to help them relax. They’re welcome to hold a favorite toy or doll. We can even complete their adjustment while they lie on Mum or Dad if that’s what they prefer.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment Today!

Dr. Christie is here to keep your child comfortable and healthy. As our practice encourages pediatric chiropractic care, we have a kid’s corner and pediatric table in our office.

Your child is in good hands with our practice on their side. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional aid. We are happy to help!
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