Our experienced team of family chiropractors provide pediatric care and wellness checks on children of all ages, similar to a pediatrician, but with a focus on the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves.
Chiropractic treatments for children is not new and it has proven to be effective in treating and addressing a variety of children specific issues.
Using non-invasive, effective, hands-on-treatments that are safe and well-tested, our pediatric chiropractor doctors may help your child with:
- sports injuries
- muscle tension
- injuries from falls
- sleeping problems
- gait problems and abnormal spinal curvature
When should your child or teen visit a family chiropractor?
Depending on their age, there are different reasons why a child may see a family chiropractor:
Newborns: It’s a good idea to have a newborn looked at for any cranial or spinal issues. Look for things like neck rotation (torticollis), facial asymmetry, falls and injuries.
3-12 Months: Regular wellness check-ups are great, especially when rolling over, sitting up, pulling up, cruising, crawling, and walking which all happen within this time frame. Any concerns with these milestones like late occurrence or abnormal patterns may be assessed.
1-4 Years: This age group should be looked at again every couple of months for wellness checks. If you notice a delay in walking, or a pattern change like toe-walking or toe-in walking it is a good idea to bring your child in.
4-11 Years: Children going through elementary school should be watched for back and neck pain, headaches, posture (scoliosis), growing pains and if they are involved in sports. Backpacks may cause discomfort as well.
12-18 Years: As we get into the teenage years, sporting activities become a big reason for chiropractic visits. Postural disorders are also a concern given the prevalence of video games and intense school work in this group. Young girls suffering from menstruation cramps may also benefit from a chiropractor.
Chiropractic care can be a great addition to the overall health and wellness of your child. Book with one of our Doctors of Chiropractic.
Calgary Family Chiropractors
Dr. Samantha de Castro enjoys working with children of all ages and believes in an holistic approach to wellness, utilizing techniques such as the chiropractic adjustment, cupping, nutrition, lifestyle changes and rehabilitation exercises.
Dr. Stephen Lawson has over 35 years of experience providing chiropractic care to young and old patients from all walks of life. Dr. Lawson enjoys working with a variety of patients such as young dancers and enthusiastic athletes.
With a lifelong interest in athletics and health, Dr. Madhu Brar-Hayer is passionate about the treatment and prevention of injuries. She has an affinity for treating young athletes and assisting them with their goals.