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Where and when does proper health care start?
Health Begins Before Birth!
It is our firm belief, from our experience of thousands of patients over a combined 70 years in general practice, that children benefit from osteopathy - chiropractic (osteo-practic) before they are born, when their mother receives prenatal osteo-practic care (pre-care). Just as preconception parental health is a factor in the overall health potential of the developing child, it is simply logical to extend the known...to the logical, heartfelt belief that a healthy, pain free mum will deliver a happier, healthy baby.
The simple and safe corrective techniques that we employ help your baby to develop and thrive as nature intended. We get referrals from midwives and past-patient mums who have seen the benefits of pre-care. Our attention is not confined to musculoskeletal conditions, we are most interested in nutritional health and will advise accordingly.
You have a baby with health problems and nobody can answer your questions...doctors only offer drugs and you want answers, we have answers!
The birth process could be one of the most traumatic events of our lives.
Ceasarians and natural birthing methods can stress a still developing nervous system.
We are talking about the development process, the natural, reactive and responsive process that defines healthy human development...sometimes it needs a helping hand. The absence of a definable disease or condition is of little comfort when your baby is simply miserable. You want answers!
Osteo-practic techniques are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal problem. No force is used. The "adjustments" are more of a stimuli than a manipulation. It is a matter of turning on the appropriate responses. Many times, when babies are brought to us, we decline to treat and advise parents that their child is developing normally. Sometimes it is just a matter of time. When we do find the need to treat, the results can be astonishing, parents often report that their child seems healthier than ever before, more alert. We have clinic records of all "our" babies, over 2,500 that we have treated and our records show that one or two treatments can have a profound effect on the health of the developing child. By the way, it is our policy to offer a free exam and treatment for the newborn babies of our patients. It is our "Welcome to the world".
If we can't help, we will not waste your time, your baby is too precious for wishful thinking, but if we can help...if it is a neuromechanical, biomechanical, structural or functional problem, let us help. The greatest tragedy in infant health care is neglect, but often it is disguised as over-treatment. The tonsills and appendix were once regarded as disease opportunities, and were removed without reason. Circumcision was once a standard procedure, antibiotics used to be the treatment for everything that raised temperature and anything that didn't.
Please don't close your mind to the possibility of improved health, improved function, through the minute corrections that we can make to the most vital, all-controlling, central nervous system.
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood.Our one regret is that we don't see enough children. You take them to the dentist to check their teeth, how about the spine? How about their posture? How about their feet and lower limb biomechanics?
Nervous System Interference
Hyperactivity, learning disorders, bed-wetting and other health problems may be the result of nervous system interference or malfunction caused by spinal-related problems. According to medical experts this is quackery...according to our patients this is what works!
Tubes in their Ears
Preschools and day care centers are often breeding grounds for a variety of childhood diseases. Weakened by undetected and uncorrected structural conditions, many children suffer from chronic ear infections (otitis media) and other so-called 'normal' childhood diseases.
Try dairy free (totally) for a few weeks. If that doesn't work, try wheat and/or grain free for a few weeks. Lots of steamed vegies and raw vegie juice, carrot and celery is a good start, add a bit of apple and it is kid-friendly. If no improve after all that...see our naturopath. Don't rip out the tonsills!
Parents of children who receive the occasional chiropractic/osteopathic treatment, instead of drugs or nothing-at-all, often report that their children seem healthier than other children and get fewer colds and other childhood diseases. We like to think it is because a nervous system that is functioning properly, free from unwarrented interference, helps ensure that the immune system and other systems of the body can function optimally. Of course, these parents probably feed their children fruit and vegies instead of McCrap, and they probably have a higher "care" factor than many parents. No evidence exists to support health benefits of chiropractic/osteopathic treatment for children. No "scientific" evidence...but we have a few thousand anecdotals.
The Cause of Many Adult Problems
There is a relationship between physical, mental, and emotional growth that cannot be overlooked.
When childhood damage to the spine is ignored, it shows up years later, creating health problems.
from enjoying his or her fullest health potential.
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