Dr. Johns provides chiropractic care for children as early as infancy. Chiropractic adjustments for children are very safe and gentle. Adjustments for children under 3 years of age are often performed with chiropractic adjusting instruments such as an Activator or Arthrostim that use very low force to achieve the correction of the misaligned vertebrae. The goal behind chiropractic care for kids is to remove harmful subluxations (misalignments of the spine putting pressure on the nerve system that creates dysfunction with the body) so that their body can heal and function normally. This has the potential to effect organ function, digestive issues, colic, cognitive skills, speech impediments, and more. Children who are under chiropractic care for regular check ups will have better functioning nerve systems running their bodies. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated to improve children's immunity, body functioning, physical development, skills, concentration, and even performance in school and sports.
All children will undergo a scoliosis screening as part of routine examination procedures at Trinity Chiropractic. If there is a suspected risk of scoliosis, we are able to offer diagnostic tools and treatments to evaluate and minimize the risks this could cause to your child. Often, the root cause of scoliosis in children is from compensatory misalignments of the spine. Dr. Johns will evaluate your child for this root cause and recommend a treatment program that addresses these underlying misalignments with a series of chiropractic corrective treatments tailored to your child’s condition.
Dr. Johns can also work with your other medical professionals in the pursuit of managing any childhood conditions in order to prevent them from becoming a larger problem.
Dr. Johns is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and has gone through training and certification to for the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster. "The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved."* "In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning. There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory."* For patients seeking alternative options to those typically presented by the medical field when the baby is in a breech position, an evaluation can be performed to see if chiropractic care and the Webster technique may be appropriate for you.
* Reference available from icpa4kids.com