children and teenagers

The growing child’s musculoskeletal and nervous system is constantly adapting and rewiring as they grow. By around 6 months, babies will start rocking back and forth on their hand and knees, which is the initialisation of crawling. For some children, walking can even start as early as 6 months. The simplicities of crawling to walking to one day playing sport and driving a car, all take place in certain parts of development and form an intricate brain-body connection.

Good muscle strength and conditioning in children is especially important in development. Technological advances have affected children’s’ desire to play and be physically active. Part of development is for your little baby to explore the world around them. In the first few years, touching, grabbing, tasting and smelling are well observed. Later on, climbing trees, jungle gyms and playing on swings contribute to the growth of muscles and normal tone observed in muscles.

The diagnosis of spinal problems in children is a specialised task that should be undertaken with great care. Identifying spinal problems in infants is especially difficult as they may present with irritability, crying and poor feeding as the only signs. Chiropractors are trained to identify if there are any issues occurring within the neuromusckuloskeletal system, and manage these conditions conservatively.

Some children and adolescents may suffer from joint related conditions, growing pain and sports-related injuries. Our care can assist children with nervous system adaptation, pain relief and better sports performance.

At Spina Vita Chiropractic, we can help reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with the following conditions:

  • Torticollis
  • Benign congenital hypotonia
  • Scheuermann’s Disease
  • Biomechanical abnormalities
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Postural issues
  • Little league elbow
  • Nursemaid’s elbow
  • Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Low muscle tone
  • Backpack pain
  • Meniscoid entrapments
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