For Babies & Kids

Paediatric & Baby Chiropractor in Brisbane

Having a chiropractor for kids and babies on your team is a good way to keep up with all the stressors and injuries that children tend to accumulate over the years. Appropriately timed check-ups, for both infants and growing kids, can give your children the best chance possible for healthy musculoskeletal and neurological development.

Qualified Paediatric Chiropractor

At Yeronga Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we are happy to treat children of any age—from babies to children to teenagers. Dr Aidan McGuigan is a qualified paediatric chiropractor. He is experienced in:

  • hip issues,
  • neonatal reflexes,
  • scoliosis (the curvature of the spine) and
  • issues spinal function

However, he is happy to offer insight on any childhood chiropractic issues.

Why Children Need Chiropractic Check-up Following Birth

Why should you seek out a skilled chiropractor for babies or kids? Consider this: your child’s spinal development can be affected by the baby’s position in utero. How a baby’s position in the womb impacts the ease or difficulty of birth is well known and well documented at this point. Far less well known, though, is that an awkward position in the womb has consequences beyond a difficult birth.

  • Suboptimal Foetal Position

    Indeed, an infant forced to endure a suboptimal foetal position can develop spinal dysfunctions. A dysfunctional spine, in turn, can create problems with the nervous system. Because of the nervous system’s wide-reaching influence on bodily health, development and overall wellness, the chain reaction can continue to the point where it affects a child’s health.

  • Birthing Process

    Poor foetal position is just the beginning of the equation, too. The birthing process—be it traditional or caesarean— can be traumatic for both the mother and the child. A baby’s spine can be damaged further during birth, which can lead to additional nervous system problems and health complications.

    It’s often difficult to know for sure if a baby’s spine is misaligned, imbalanced or injured when the child comes out of the womb. Scoliosis is a condition that tends to become more visually evident as a child continues to grow, but isn’t usually present right at birth.

  • Other Symptoms

    What parents do often notice are other symptoms: irritability/colic, lack of good mobility, awkward posturing of the head or limbs, breastfeeding issues, and sleep issues (from discomfort). As a child grows, the problems caused by spinal dysfunction can become more noticeable. Spinal problems can affect developmental milestones such as how a child learns to hold up their head, sit up, crawl or walk.

Getting a chiropractic check-up for babies shortly after birth, during their infancy, growth and development—is beneficial to prevent or treat these issues. At Yeronga Chiropractic, you can trust us as your chiropractors for safe and effective care.

Continued Care

The benefits of paediatric chiropractic care don’t stop after the child is no longer an infant. As your children start crawling, walking and becoming more active, the potential need for check-ups and care remain.

  • Kids learning to walk tend to fall a lot.
  • Playground falls and bumps are common.
  • Backpacks can get heavy and put undue strain on your child’s spine.
  • Youth sports, despite all attempts to make them safe, can still result in collisions, falls or hits that can contribute to imbalances and cause injuries.
  • Poor posture, weight gain, a lack of good exercise and physical development, and prolonged screen time can also put excessive stress onto growing bodies.

Safety of Chiropractic for Children and Babies

Children are not small adults, nor should they be treated that way. Paediatric chiropractic utilises appropriate techniques and pressure to cooperate with your child’s age, body type and development.

  • Very gentle mobilisations and adjustments are employed with your and your child’s consent.
  • All aspects of examination, care and advice are openly discussed so that you may be satisfied with your decision regarding the need, the efficacy, and the safety of our care. (1,2)

What Should I Expect?

Initial Consult

On your first visit there will be a quick form to fill out so we can start to review your main concerns and general health.

Second Visit

Once we have reviewed your case and any necessary x-rays, we will be able to ascertain what course of action is appropriate to achieve best results.

Regular Visits

Specific progress exams will be scheduled to assess overall improvement and future recommedations of care and management.

Book An Appointment Today

If you are pregnant and want to make the nine months of your pregnancy as comfortable and low-stress as possible, then chiropractic care is a highly recommended consideration.

At Yeronga Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we are happy to work with you to resolve any pain, discomfort, stress or mobility issues you may be having. As an experienced pregnancy chiropractor in Brisbane, Dr Aidan McGuigan will be able to explain your symptoms and offer safe, effective and appropriate treatments to help you eliminate them going forward.

We look forward to meeting with you and discussing what we can do to make this important part of your life less painful and more rewarding.

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