When many people think about chiropractic care, they envision manual musculoskeletal manipulations for adult patients. Yet pediatric chiropractic offers many benefits for children of all ages, from infants to teens. The chiropractic discipline involves a wide range of treatments that includes gentle adjustments, nutritional counseling, care for young athletes, and more. At Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, we’re proud to offer expert pediatric chiropractic care that helps children achieve the best health possible during critical years of development.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center offers several services that aid the physical development of your baby. Our staff is highly trained in the delivery of light pressure, massage, and more to infants’ bodies. Using a gentle, delicate touch with the same level of pressure you’d use to touch your eye, our expert team members can perform the following procedures:
- Joint mobilization
- Post-C-section spinal alignment
- Latching rehabilitation to support breastfeeding
- Colic treatment
- And more…
Toddler, Child, and Teen Chiropractic
Chiropractic care can benefit your child from infancy through their teenage years. One of the most common musculoskeletal issues facing toddlers, children, and teens is flat feet. As an increasingly sedentary species, flat feet have become more common in humans over recent decades. And when flat feet cause our gaits to become abnormal, chronic back pain can be the unfortunate result.
Flat feet and other support issues can be particularly impactful for teen athletes involved with sports, exercise, and other physical activity. For example, if your teenager plays soccer or another sport that requires them to wear cleats, their feet may not be getting enough support when they need it most. Rather than laying flat against the ground, their feet are putting pressure against the cleats’ pegs, which can result in hip pain, knee pain, and even the development of Sever’s Disease.
To improve your child’s gait, no matter their age, Irondequoit Chiropractic Center offers custom orthotics. By creating an artificial arch for their feet, these inserts can align your child’s lower extremities, evenly distribute their body weight, and even relieve pain. Plus, by ensuring that they are adequately supported, these orthotics help promote your teen’s future as an athlete by guarding against debilitating injury.
While adjustments and other chiropractic treatments offer significant wellness benefits, pediatric nutrition is the foundation of good health. This is especially important for growing children who require the appropriate fuel to build strong bodies – plus plenty of energy for learning, play, and more. Yet there are many misconceptions about good nutrition, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help.
To ensure your child receives the nutrients they need most, Irondequoit Chiropractic Center provides pediatric nutrition evaluations. We’ll assess your child’s current diet and any health concerns and recommend the vitamins and supplements needed for optimal health. Additionally, we’re proud to offer whole food supplements from Standard Process. Made with natural ingredients of the best quality, these supplements provide a level of nutritional support that cannot be matched by over-the-counter children’s vitamins found in most stores.
Chiropractic Care for Any Age
No matter your age, Irondequoit Chiropractic Center can help you feel better by making sure your body is properly aligned, your diet is sound, and much more. For years, our team has been helping patients become more mobile and pain-free. Help your child stay active and healthy by scheduling their first visit today. If you have any questions about pediatric chiropractic care, call 585-467-7070 to learn more and schedule an appointment today.