The first thing patients notice when they walk into our clinic is our wall of little achievers – an array of artwork by our little patients. At times, the Clinic has been called a child care centre. This is partly due to the popularity of our Principle Chiropractor, Nigel Luis. Nigel has been treating children since 2005, having undertaken further studies so as to better equip him to deal with this special patient group.
Why Chiropractic for Children?
The simple answer is that they have spines too! Children also have delicate nerves, muscles and bones and ensuring they are all functioning correctly from an early age is critical to better physical and mental development. The birth process alone is a traumatic experience for a new born, but we cannot forget all the falls, twisting and turning that a child goes through. All these are just part and parcel of a child’s growth and development, but it is something we cannot ignore. Ignoring these issues can lead to over compensating of muscles and joints, which in turn leads to more problems in the future.
Tackling these issues early ensures your child growth and development is correct from the outset. Take for example a baby tree. The first thing you would do after planting the tree would be to tie a stake to it, assisting it to grow straight up. The same theory applies to children, without the stake and rope, of course. Children deserve such care early on, ensuring that they are capable of achieving their goals. It is for this reason that chiropractic care is vital.
For further information on how we can assist your child or our child treatment methods, please do not hesitate to call or send an email. Also, the ‘What We Treat’ section of the website may be helpful as it identifies areas of concern to look out for.
Children under 4 years of age can be treated for as little as $35.00. Kids 4 and over receive a 10% discount. More reason to book with us TODAY!
Take care and see you soon,
Charlie Chehade Health Manager
BAppSc (Sport Management)
Cert (Lower Limb Biomechanics)
It is important for any parent to ensure their child is in the safest hands when being treated for an injury or for growing alignment and improvement.
We pride ourselves on our ability to be versatile with our forms of treatment.
Our professionals have treated children from birth for a number of conditions with great success.
Each profession uses their respected child specified techniques.
The Chiropractor uses the activator method as it is less intense on the child but highly effective. Other softer methods like mild mobilisation (look at the chiropractic techniques section for more information).
The massage therapist uses techniques like effleurage and mild trigger pointing to treat.
Orthotics for children are unique in their design and the orthotic therapy process is conducted differently to adults (see our orthotic section for more details)