The team at Chiropractic Wellness Centre are very family orientated, and we understand that a family operates much the same as your own body. If one member of the family is unwell or unhappy it affects the rest of the family. We are dedicated to helping your whole family achieve a high level of health and wellbeing, a healthy family is a happy family!
We find that many of our patients that are parents are not comfortable with drub based medical treatment for every ailment. Chiropractic is a safe, natural and gentle way of returning you child’s or children’s body back to optimum health. If we feel that a condition is serious and would benefit from urgent medical attention we will refer you on to the correct facility. As primary contact health professionals we can help you to decide on the best course of action.
One of the major benefits of chiropractic treatment is that it can be effective on patients of any size or age, whether they are tiny, small, medium or big. We have years of experience in adapting techniques to suit any patient.
Find out how we can help your family members by clicking on the sections below.
Every parent knows that a toddler rarely stays on their feet for long. It is a stage in life when your little one is getting their balance and learning to walk for the first time. Daily bumps and falls may cause misalignments in your toddler’s spine. It is important for them to have correct spinal alignment in order to start them off on the right foot in their development and prevent problems in the future. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure they are ready for the rapid growth that occurs in their early years.
One of the main bases of chiropractic philosophy is that in order to be healthy, the central nervous system and spine must be clear for information to flow freely to the rest of the body. Bumps and falls in toddlers can disrupt this flow reducing the body’s capacity for self healing.
By restoring your toddler’s central nervous system and spine to optimal function through safe and gentle treatments, chiropractic care is able to help maintain the free flow of information in their active bodies. Other benefits of effective treatment can help with the efficient development of their immune and motor control systems, meaning your toddler is happy and healthy.
During this stage in their young lives your child’s greatest asset is their health. You teach them and bring them up to have a healthy diet, eating lots of fruit and veg, to visit the dentist regularly and encourage them to get lots of exercise in the fresh air. Why not make visiting the chiropractor part of their healthy lifestyle too?
The central nervous system
The central nervous system plays an essential role in absorbing new information and skills and along with the spine is very important when it comes to your child’s capacity for learning. It is easy to see that whether at school or home children are happiest when active. If they have a bump or fall it could cause a subluxation of their spine, which in turns disrupts the all important information highway that is the central nervous system. At Chiropractic Wellness Centre we want to ensure your child can learn and develop properly, by keeping their spine in top condition.
Watch their backs
Almost every child has to carry around a heavy school bag, full of books, sports kit or musical instruments, on a daily basis. Whilst there may not be any obvious signs of pain or discomfort the long term effects of lifting heavy objects incorrectly can cause spinal misalignment and postural problems. Ensuring that their schoolbag is worn properly is a difficult task, but an important one.
We can help any damage caused by correcting the subluxations in the spine through gentle adjustments. We will also advise you on the best ways to look after their spine particularly focusing on heavy lifting and posture whilst sitting and standing.
The teenage years can be particularly stressful for some individuals, and it is no surprise given the intense physical, intellectual and emotional growth which is taking place. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, effective and natural way of ensuring that your teenager can cope with the changes that their mind and body are undergoing, allowing them to grow unhindered into adulthood.
Whilst the teenage years are full of freedom, there are also a lot of stressors. Long hours of exam preparation, pressure to perform well at school and the extended use of computers and electronic devices heightens stress levels and places strain on their bodies. Some teenagers also lead a more sedentary lifestyle in comparison to there earlier years which can have a detrimental effect on their development. If left untreated these health problems can be carried through to later life.
With age your child’s hobbies can become more competitive and intense. Childhood sports become full contact adult versions of the game and with some children growing at faster rates it is easy for accidents and injuries to occur. It is important to ensure that these injuries are helped to heal properly. If left to heal on there own it can lead to disruption with your child’s development and ongoing health in adult life.
How Chiropractic can help your Teenager
The central nervous system is a vital part of your body which is protected by the spine. In order for information to flow freely to the rest of your body the spine and central nervous system need to be working together efficiently. Stress, sports injuries, poor posture and extended use of electronic devices can each be responsible for disrupting the normal function of the central nervous system. At the Chiropractic Wellness Centre we help by identifying whether your teenager’s spine is correctly aligned, if treatment is required we will then manipulate the spine, working to increase their body’s ability to self heal and reduce the risk of any problems persisting into later life.