PARENT'S ... WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY PRACTICE
Welcome to our family practice.
Thank you for asking us to consult with your child or children. If this is the first time you have sought Chiropractic care for your children, or if you a seasoned Chiropractic family we have provided a nice summary below I have written 'The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children' that we think you will enjoy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
At Back to Movement we will always endeavour to provide the highest standard of World Class, First Choice, Professional Care with diagnostic expertise & clinical experience to ensure your expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Dr. Alfie Arcidiacono - Clinic Director & Principal
Today, we see more and more parents choosing Chiropractic as the preferred natural and holistic 'wellness care approach' for their children. Spinal or joint problems seen in adults may begin as early as birth. One of the most common places for trauma is the so-called 'natural' birth process where stress may affect an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. Spinal and cranial misalignment can stress the nervous system that may be influential in common complaints parents see such as colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances to name a few.
While it may be best to have children checked soon after birth if you haven't done, so it is not too late. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk we know all these activities may affect spinal alignment during critical developmental years which is why having your child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic, just as you would have their teeth checked by a dentist.
Why should children have Chiropractic care?
As your child begins to engage in normal childhood activities like skateboarding or riding a bike, trampolining or introduction to sport, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If overlooked, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Why? Because these subtle traumas throughout childhood will cause the spine to abnormally compensate and affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system, which is the 'super-information' highway between the brain and the body will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its healthiest level.
In our practice, unfortunately, the most common reasons parents initially seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort however we see many misalignments that may not result in immediate pain or symptoms so parents may not be aware of any underlying problem.
Detecting problems early is the key to success!
Dr Alfie Arcidiacono says "Regular chiropractic checkups can often recognise subtle, but potential spinal injury from these often insidious traumas where early spinal correction in life may help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Furthermore, proper spinal hygiene to maintain a healthy functioning spine without pain or symptoms is an essential key to better health." Another sought out reason parents reach out to us for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) can respond very favourably to chiropractic care when the spine is working better.
Your child's 'Super Information Highway'
It is essential to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases, and we work collaboratively with the medical profession if drugs or surgery are required. The professional expertise of your chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nerve system function, therefore, affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae are often considered the 'switchboard' that houses and protects the spinal cord. The delicate spinal cord is an extension of the brain and transmits millions of messages every second information from the brain to every organ, tissue and cell in your body and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
What most people don't realise is the nervous system automatically controls and coordinates precisely the function of all the body systems such as the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal and immune systems, and more. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment with time restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
Is Chiropractic care safe for my children?
Each child is beautifully unique, so your Chiropractor will take a comprehensive history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist and provide precise Chiropractic adjusting techniques modified to your child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. The risk of injury is extremely rare, however like all health professionals we have a duty of care to inform you like a 'drug-warning' label. In a very small number of cases the child may experience a mild degree of discomfort as the body adapts to small changes as soft-tissues are stretched. Sometimes children may cry as it's all unfamiliar, but the good news is this normally settles in a short period of time.
Building an excellent rapport and trust with your children is essential, and most often this is immediate, but on occasion, it can take a bit longer. We will never forcefully pressure children, but earn their respect. This way most parents report their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also state that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Optimal spine equals optimal health.
We look forward to enhancing your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, and dedicated to serving your children with the utmost world-class, first choice professional care your children deserve. We believe that a 'healthy family is a happy family' and once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care, please help us tell others so we can choose the best natural, drug and surgery-free approach to our future health and wellbeing.
We look forward to serving you and your family.
Dr Alfie Arcidicono