As a parent, you obviously want the best for your child, so that they can have a happy and healthy childhood, as well as develop into healthy, happy, and balanced individuals as they go through their teenage years into adulthood. We all know that our childhood years are paramount in forming us as adults. So what can you do, to help your child be their best – now and for the future?

Traditionally it was believed that an individual was healthy when they had no symptoms to suggest otherwise. This belief has been adapted however, as studies show that the best performing adults, on physical, emotional, social, mental, and occupational levels, are those that are most resilient and able to adapt to life’s stresses and strains. This leaves the question: How can we improve our children’s resilience?

The one system that receives, transmits and interprets information from the outside world and create an adequate response, is of course the nervous system. Not only does the nervous system do all that, it controls growth, repair and recovery, sleep cycles, and all the functions within the body 24 hours a day. This is why we as chiropractors are so passionate about optimising the function of the nervous system, and are always looking for the best way to do this, whether it is through our treatment, or through exercise or lifestyle advice.

Give your child the best start in life, make them an appointment for a chiropractic screening!

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When does my child/baby need Chiropractic?

Birth

The first trauma children encounter is often being in a compromised position in the womb followed by the birth process.

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Colic

What is Colic?
Babies with colic suffer from abdominal cramp caused by gas or obstruction.

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Aches and pains

It isn’t only adults that suffer from aches and pains – also children more and more frequently complain about aches and pains.

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reduced concentration

and altered behaviour. Chiropractors look at the nervous system, the muscles, and the skeleton, and how they all function together

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Frequent infections

Including ear infections and glue ear. Why do some kids suffer infections all the time, whereas others seem to cruise through life hardly ever catching as much as a cold?

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Growing pains

As a child grows, their bones may at times grow so fast that it is hard for their muscles to keep up with them.

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Bed wetting

Or nocturnal enuresis. Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is a term used to describe when children regularly wet the bed at night after the age of 5

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Scoliosis

The severity of scolioses can vary, as can the impact it has on the child’s health and every day functioning.

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Our chiropractors

Here, at the clinic we strive for much more than just relieving back pain. Our aim is to help you restore to your optimum health, both physically and emotionally. Health is a wide concept, which influences every aspect of one’s life. Our bodies are self-healing but sometimes we are put under stresses and strains that disrupt the regulatory mechanisms that normally keep us well. These can be injuries, repetitive strain, faulty posture, mental stress, fatigue, infections or even incorrect breathing.

When this happens, any number of health problems may develop – back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and headaches to name just a few. For over 100 years chiropractors have been helping people get well without drugs or surgery.

At the clinic, we strive for the highest standards of care and service. Our chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and members of either the British Chiropractic Association or UNited Chiropractic Association.

Nerve impulses flow from your brain and down your spinal cord. Pairs of nerve roots branch off from between each pair of spinal segments. These nerves link your brain with every organ, tissue and cell of your body.

Because of their close proximity to the moving bones of the spine, improper positioning or movement of spinal bones can irritate or compromise nerve function. This can lead to a range of symptoms, from just a sore back to headaches, pulled muscles, digestive problems, and increased fatigue.

In children, altered spinal function can manifest itself as aches and pains, colic, reduced concentration, altered behaviour, frequent infections (including ear infections and glue ear), growing pains, bed wetting and scoliosis.

Chiropractic aims to normalise spinal joint function thereby restoring normal nerve supply, allowing your brain to fully control every single cell in your body. Without this communication between the brain and the cells of your body, your brain cannot control proper functioning of the tissues, muscles, joints and organs.

The way in which your spinal function is altered and how this affects your body is dependant upon many factors including medical history, lifestyle, age, and previous trauma and is particular to the individual.

Your initial assessment will involve a full medical history and a relevant physical examination. Your Chiropractor will discuss with you what factors affect and compromise your present condition. Once a diagnosis has been established and explained to you, your chiropractor will compile a treatment plan which will be tailored to your individual needs.

The primary course of treatment used by your Chiropractor is specific Chiropractic adjustments. This will help to return individual bones to their proper motion and position and correct the neurological reflexes in and around your spine. There are many ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore better position and motion to ‘stuck’ or fixated (spinal) joints. This may require a quick thrust, or in other instances slow continued pressure. In some cases special tables or instruments such as the Activator are used. Chiropractors are fully trained in assessing and treating problems with other joints and soft tissues.

Some adjusting approaches can result in a ‘popping’ sound. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluids within the joints.

The first trauma children encounter is often being in a compromised position in the womb followed by the birth process. Other trauma occurs when children learn to walk through poor posture and sports injuries. Chiropractic is safe for children from the day they are born.

Unborn children can benefit from their mother’s treatment, as problems in the low back or pelvis of the pregnant woman can compromise the space the baby has and therefore affect their spine or head whilst in the womb, or even alter the nerve-supply and blood-flow to the uterus.

Not many women are aware that the size of the birth-canal can be reduced by up to 30% in women whose pelvis is misaligned, leaving even less room for the baby to pass through at birth!

In children altered spinal function can manifest itself as aches and pains, colic, reduced concentration, altered behaviour, frequent infections (including ear infections and glue ear), growing pains, bed wetting and scoliosis.

Chiropractic treatment of babies and children often involves holding the affected joint, allowing the ligaments and muscles to relax to the right tension. Sometimes a special instrument is used to correct the joint. Our chiropractors have undergone specialist paediatric training making their treatments even more effective and completely safe for your children.