At Impact Healthcare, we treat babies as little as a few weeks old to toddlers for issues related to sleep, tummy, or colic.
It’s important to mention that the care involved is gentle, and unlike the adjustments performed on adults and the techniques used by peadiatric chiropractors are quite different for infants and young children.
Chiropractic care can be helpful for everyone, even infants. Being born is no easy task. The passage through the pelvis can be long and tumultuous. Being born by c-section can also be difficult for a baby; all that time spent in the uterus upside down can cause its own issues, such as hip and shoulder problems.
Your child is never too young to be assessed. Ideally, it’s best to bring your child in the first month of life. Even an intervention-free vaginal birth may place stress on an infant’s spine.
Remember that your infant was there through every step of that birth with you! Follow up visits would be recommended during major milestones – starting to sit, crawl, walk. If they have experienced any trauma or there have been any signs of imbalance such as limping or head tilting, those are also good indications that your child should be checked.
Some common issues and conditions that may be treated with paediatric chiropractic:
- Latching issues
- Feeding issues
- Digestive issues
- Gassy babies
- Crawling and walking issues
- Torticollis/infants turning head only to one side
- Growing pains
- Oral function issues, such as tongue ties