Raise thriving children with chiropractic care
Why Chiropractic Care for Children?
Your baby is never too young for a chiropractic check-up. Pediatric chiropractic care can help your child naturally express their true health. Chiropractic addresses the important communication between the brain and the body. The health potential of children can be severely challenged due to toxins, traumatic birthing processes, common falls and bumps, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, over scheduling, stress, peer pressure, family dynamics, and more! Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your child's ability to be healthy and well.
Chiropractic care works with the nervous system, which is how your brain communicates with your body. Chiropractic care corrects spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). These mis-alignments, cause muscle and ligament imbalance as well as nerve system stress which may affect the body's ability to function optimally.
Dr. Tara is a specialist in Pediatric Chiropractic Care Certified through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. Chiropractic care turns on the natural healing capacity of the body, making it work more effectively. As a result, Dr. Tara has seen children with problems such as colic, nursing/latch issues, asthma, reflux, sleep problems, chronic infections, bed-wetting and more be helped when receiving chiropractic care.
Your child's examination includes a non-invasive nerve scan providing a visual measurement of how well the nervous system is functioning to better determine the health and function of his/her nervous system.
"With the birth process becoming more and more an intervening procedure....the chiropractic checkup becomes even more important to the child's future."
Larry Webster, DC of the
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
For infants, a chiropractic check-up can ensure that the stress of labor and delivery did not damage their delicate spinal structures.
In children, common bumps and tumbles can result in spinal or cranial misalignments (subluxations) which interfere with the nerve communication between the brain and the body. This nerve system stress may affect the body's ability to heal and function optimally.
Although symptoms, such as pain may not show up for years, injury to their vital nervous system can have a lifetime of damaging effects. Every child needs periodic chiropractic check-ups to ensure that they grow up happy, healthy and with a straight spine.
Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. Find out how we make care for your family affordable and convenient.
Cranial Care and Balancing (CranioSacral Therapy)
Cranial Adjusting and CranioSacral Therapy is offered in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment, not as a stand alone service. The craniosacral system includes soft tissues and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, skull, face, the base of the spine. Dr. Tara is trained in several cranial techniques that allow her to gently evaluate and correct subtle cranial bone motion imbalances.
This approach may be helpful for “flat heads” (also called plagiocephaly), feeding or nursing problems, and before or after tongue, lip or buccal tie revisions. It enhances the flow of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) to naturally detoxify and improve function and well-being
Cranial adjusting helps the body release subtle restrictions - which it has been unable to overcome on its own - which can inhibit the body's normal, self-correcting tendencies. This gentle approach is extremely safe and very effective when combined with chiropractic care. Dr. Tara most often uses these techniques with newborns, infants and toddlers.