At Team Health Care Clinic, families with children, pregnant women and infants continue to be a growing segment of our patient population as more and more people are turning to natural health care means for themselves and their children.
Infants and kids benefit from combined Medical, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy
Chiropractic and Pediatrics
Just like adults, babies and children can suffer from spinal misalignments. From falling or hitting the head as they are learning to walk to the intense physical demands of kids sports, children can experience disruption in the spine and nervous system that can lead to a number of health issues. Even the birthing process can be traumatic to the newborn, resulting in problems that can manifest as colic, digestive issues or ear infections.
Poor diet, allergies or medications can affect the body and contribute to stress that disrupts the balance between the brain, nervous system and spine. And just like us, children can be negatively affected by emotional stress. Pressures at school and family conflicts can lead to fear, anxiety, and other emotional issues.
Safety of Chiropractic Care for Children
Research continues to show the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care for infants and children. Our chiropractors use a gentle, low force technique that reassures even the most nervous patients. Parents who bring their children to chiropractors report a high level of satisfaction with this type of care. Our own experience shows a growing number of parents who are choosing our chiropractors as the primary care provider for their families, including their children.
Pregnancy: Medical, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic
- Infertility concerns: medical and chiropractic evaluations
- Chiropractic and Physical therapy: for low back and joint pain, general discomfort
- Prenatal Massage for anxiety and pain
- Easing labor and delivery
- Gestational Diabetes
- Prenatal and postpartum nutrition and supplementation
Pregnancy is an amazing event in a woman’s life. The spine and pelvis undergo tremendous changes, and most women will experience some back pain during pregnancy. This is frequently a problem in the third trimester when weight gain is most significant. Our physical therapists and chiropractors have had great success with improving pregnancy induced low back pain.
Physical therapy and chiropractic care throughout pregnancy also helps to establish balance in the pelvis, easing delivery. The spine and pelvis experience extra stress to compensate for the growing baby. This can affect the way the uterus is supported and in some cases results in the baby’s inability to get into the best possible position for birth. Longer and more painful delivery and increased interventions like C-section, forceps and vacuum assisted delivery are often the result.
Physical Therapy and Chiropractic during pregnancy is associated with:
- Relieving pain and discomfort during pregnancy
- Decreased length of labor
- Easier delivery
- Less postpartum discomfort
In addition, women report sleeping better and the ability to be more active during pregnancy.
With consistent and proper care, women often report they breeze through the most uncomfortable stages of pregnancy and have better experience with delivery. And there are no known contraindications with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.
Our medical team at Team Health Care Clinic has effectively addressed the following health concerns for infants, children and women during pregnancy:
- Ear Infections
- Skin Conditions
- Unexplained Crying
- Mood Swings: anxiety and depression
- Emotional Stress
- Poor Diet
- Lack of Concentration/Focus
- Digestive Complaints
- Sports or other injury
- Joint pains
- Frequent illness or infections
- Foot problems
- Prenatal nutrition
- Low back or other pain during pregnancy
- Breech baby
What To Do Next:
If you are pregnant, or your child has any of the above health problems, we are offering a FREE CONSULTATION for you and your child with one of our medical team members.
Call us at 763-323-1492