Chiropractic for Pregnancy
We support many women throughout their pregnancy and are part of a pregnant woman’s team that includes partners, midwives, doctors, doulas and family.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy creates balance, ensuring that the mother’s spine and nervous system can work at their optimal capacity – critical with the changes taking place in her body and providing the best possible environment for the developing baby.
Your Chiropractor will work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy to promote balanced movement and alignment. With the pelvis in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalised, supportive suspension for the uterus.
Relief of these constraints will also offer the best possible chance for baby to be in the right position when labour commences.
If the pelvis is out of balance, these ligaments can become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as uterine constraint. Ensuring that your pelvis and neurology is balanced will help your body to adapt to pregnancy more gracefully and easily and by relieving the tension, baby and mother are more comfortable.
Most women have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labour.
We recognise that every body has different and specific needs, and every pregnancy is different. As a baby grows, the mother’s body must also adapt to accommodate the precious cargo. The body is simply amazing, and birth is phenomenal.
Chiropractic can play an important role as mother and child develop together, releasing restrictions and allowing the body to perform at its best.
Chiropractic For Children
Many people think that if their child doesn’t have neck pain or back pain then there is no point taking them to the chiropractor. However, getting the body to repair a damaged and painful back or neck is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Chiropractic care.
Your child will experience literally thousands of bumps and falls as they grow up – many of these falls capable of causing their spine to misalign. Couple this with the fact that our children are generally more sedentary today than at any time during the past, spending more hours on video games, phones and laptops instead of being physical active and it becomes obvious as to why we are seeing more postural problems in children than ever before.
Your child’s posture is a key part in their development and regular spinal checks should be as routine a part of their health care as their dental, hearing and eye check-ups.
Chiropractic For Babies
One of the greatest traumas your spine will ever experience is the birthing process – especially when assistance is needed in the form of forceps, suction or c-section. Many parents will bring their newborn for a check soon after birth or look to us for help when their new bundle experiences distress, crying and digestive or feeding difficulties after birth.
Chiropractic techniques can be easily and safely adapted for use on newborn babies. Adjusting a newborn baby’s spine is done using the Chiropractor’s finger, applying less than the pressure that you could comfortably apply to your own eye ball.