BABIES AND CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM GENTLE ADJUSTMENTS
Many parents first feel apprehensive about Chiropractic care for their babies. Adjustments for babies are very gentle and not the same as the manual adjustments adults receive. The birthing process can stress your baby’s spine and nervous system, leading to health issues such as:
We recommend scheduling an appointment for your baby soon after birth. We assess and treat your baby’s spine and cranial alignment to provide them with a solid foundation for development. The treatment is very gentle.
As a baby grows through their developmental stages, the nervous system (the central control center for all functions of the body) programs their movement patterns to turn, lift their heads, crawl, sit up, stand, and walk. It’s essential to have babies checked during these stages to make sure the joints are moving well and that their muscles are learning to move in the ideal functional pattern to support those joints.
Wellness checks can help your baby or child grow to be a strong, active adult. We want to ensure movement patterns are developing properly to avoid restricted spinal movement and injury. We use motion palpation assessment (the doctor feels the motion of specific segments of the spine), cranial assessment, and DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilization) assessment. We check the spine for restricted movement, the head for shape and suture alignment, (how the skull forms) and the muscles for proper movement order. Our goal is to optimize the nervous system function through the chiropractic adjustment.
We offer Shonishin,
gentle acupressure for children
Dr.Steinys practices Shonishin, a pediatric acupuncture system that originated hundreds of years ago in Japan. Shonishin is used to treat children up to 10 years of age. Instead of needles, gentle pressure is used to balance the meridians and acupuncture points of your child.