Misalignment Can Start from the Day Your Baby Is Born
The birth process has the potential to cause misalignment in many kids. As a chiropractor for babies and children, Oaktree Health is passionate about seeing newborns and children grow to meet the full potential of their health.
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Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care safe?Pediatric chiropractic care is tailored to the specific needs of children, and is both gentle and safe. Our chiropractor for babies and children adjusts their spines using a special low-force method. The chiropractic techniques used when treating infants are so gentle that infants sometimes sleep through their entire adjustment! Dr. Emilie takes a special interest in adjusting children and has taken advanced training, becoming certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (the ICPA) and the Academy of Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).
How Much Treatment Will My Child Need?Children respond very quickly to chiropractic care—much faster, in fact, than adults do, since children tend to have many fewer years of damage to their bodies that must be treated. The amount of treatment needed will depend on your child’s unique situation, but after your first appointment we will recommend a specific plan, and walk through the outline of that plan with you.
Will My Child Require a Chiropractor for the Rest of Their Life?The choice is always yours! Many parents choose to keep their children in regular pediatric chiropractic care to ensure their spine keeps developing properly. This is a pro-active approach to healthcare. The reality is that whatever stresses and traumas have happened to their spine in the past may continue to happen in the future through sports, injuries, or poor posture—staying on top of it is a great way to prevent of mitigate long-term problems.
What Conditions Can a Pediatric Chiropractor Treat?At Oaktree, Dr. Emilie uses combination of gentle spinal adjustments, craniosacral therapy, gentle limb mobilizations, and neurosensory integration to address joint dysfunction and restore brain-body communication for your child. All treatments are modified depending on your child’s developmental stage and their specific needs. Baby chiropractors address your infant’s neuro-musculo-skeletal system (nerves, muscles, and bones). Problems with this system sometimes seem disconnected from the symptoms presenting, but as we resolve the physical issues, we often see an improvement in the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate. These improvements are seen most dramatically in children and infants who may not be able to express their discomfort in any way other than crying, fussing, and outbursts. We will analyze, explain, and address any spinal dysfunctions in your child’s system. The most common reasons that parents bring their children to the pediatric chiropractor include:
- Fussy babies
- Nursing difficulties
- Poor sleep
- Ear infections
- Frequent colds
- Asthma and allergies
- Growing pains
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain