Dr. Kerry may help you or your children to improve nervous system health and spinal function. Not only does Our Family Chiropractor help children, we may also be able to help pregnant women, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.
Clinical Best Practice
Rest assured, our clinical practice is consistent with current evidence and/or best-practice approaches. This includes consideration of the following points:
Inform you about the quality of the acceptable evidence for treating children, and explain the clinical basis for the proposed treatment
Children have significant anatomical, physiological, developmental and psychological differences when compared to the needs of adults. As such, when consulting with children we use specific skills and expertise when performing informed consent, examination, diagnosis, referral of ‘red flags’ and assessing contraindications to care.
Provide patients (or parent and/or guardian) with information about the risks and benefits associated with chiropractic care, alternative treatment options (and their risks and benefits) and the risks of receiving no treatment
Any recommendation for treatment will be discussed with parents and/or guardians.
We endeavour to communicate effectively with other health practitioners involved in the care of your child. This may include the child’s general practitioner or paediatrician, or other healthcare practitioners.
Should your child’s case not warrant chiropractic treatment, we may refer out to other registered health practitioners as required.
Chiropractic care is a ‘hands on’ approach to tackle a range of musculoskeletal complaints. When it comes to performing a chiropractic adjustment on a child, the technique differs somewhat to chiropractic care for adults.
While young bodies have the same joints as adults, they are still developing and growing. The joints in a child’s body are more cartilaginous compared to adult joints. Younger joints may also be more flexible. They are certainly smaller in size.
These anatomical differences mean that chiropractic treatment must be performed in a different way, using a modified technique. Think of a gentler, softer approach.
This modified version of treatment may include consideration of:
A modified technique and adjusted use of force, depending on the age
The symptoms present, the facts around the case and the development of the patient
In all cases, the best interests of our patients remain top priority.
Paediatric Chiropractor Sydney, Cronulla
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