At Murdock Family Chiropractic, we believe that it is easier to raise healthy, happy, low stress kids than it is to try and fix unhealthy adults. Because of this we take extra care to provide safe and gentle chiropractic care for the children in our office.
Why does my child need a chiropractor?
So many of the experiences of being a kid can affect the nervous system in ways that we may not see right away and because the childhood years are the most important stages in your child’s neurological development, it’s important to make sure that their nervous system is working the best it can. From a difficult birth experience, to a fall or accident, childhood is full of bruises and scrapes. That’s why we believe it’s important to have your child checked by a chiropractor to assure they’re always at their best. (For a more detailed explanation on this topic read my article:”Does my child need a chiropractor?”
Safe and gentle techniques
Dr. Murdock has extensive training with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association and Epic Pediatrics programs and is proficient with multiple pediatric adjusting techniques. These techniques are not the same techniques you may have seen chiropractors using with adults. Because children’s skeletal anatomy is different than adults, it requires a different type of adjustment. The amount of force needed to adjust an infant or a toddler is similar to the amount of pressure you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.
When should I bring my child in?
We recommend bringing your child in as soon after birth as possible. Because the birthing process can often be hard on a child, we want to make sure they are checked and adjusted if necessary.
We are always happy to answer questions about how chiropractic care can benefit you or your family. Contact us if you would like to find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for your family!