Pregnancy and Paediatrics
''Safe and Gentle treatment''
All of our chiropractors went through training during their masters degree to work with pregnant women, babies and children, and they have also undertaken training since graduating to improve upon and expand their knowledge and skills in the area.
During pregnancy a women’s body changes. These changes include softening of the ligaments, weight increase and changes in posture. This can lead to extra pressure through joints in the body including those of the spine and pelvis.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and is a gentle way to promote comfort, minimise back pain, and may reduce the stresses and strains on your body both during pregnancy and after birth. During pregnancy you can suffer from general aches and pains, including back pain, and chiropractic may be able to help you.
Our chiropractors use safe and gentle techniques that are suitable during each stage of your pregnancy and your condition.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment of the pelvis. The goal is to reduce the effects of pelvic imbalance, which may improve the neuro-biomechanics of the pelvis. As ever with chiropractic it is our intent to improve function and reduce discomfort.
A balanced pelvis may help reduce undue tension in the attached muscles and ligaments. It is thought that unequal tension in these structures may be affecting the babies ability to get into the most suitable position for birth.
Although the Webster technique is most commonly used with pregnant women it can be used on anyone. Candice is certified in this technique and has taken both seminar and exams to hold this certification.
''Chiropractic may help soothe and relax your baby''
Our chiropractors have completed extra training in paediatric care and have experience treating children from new-borns through to adulthood.
Chiropractic treatment is safe and gentle for your little one. To help us decide what is going on and how best to care for your child we will provide a thorough consultation and examination. Following this we will explain all our findings and give you plenty of time to ask any questions you may have.
Babies skeletons are softer than an adults because of this we use gentler techniques than those associated with adult chiropractic care. Our treatment is modified for the age of your child and always tailored to the individual child, we use a slight pressure which is held, allowing for a gentle sustained release. The pressure we use on babies is like that you would use to test if a tomato is ripe.
Parents bring their children in for care for a number of reasons. To find out if care is suitable for your child please get in touch.