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Pregnancy & Paediatric Care

At Universal Chiropractic, we are particularly passionate about providing natural and non-invasive chiropractic care to mothers-to-be and children of all ages.


You may wonder why it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor during pregnancy. We assess the biomechanics of the pregnant woman’s pelvis. Whether you have pain or no pain, it’s wise to get checked to see if your pelvis is moving well so the pelvis can accommodate the baby.

Most women come in with a sore pelvis, hip or back pain. For many women, chiropractic can help to alleviate pregnancy-related pain. We recommend chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy. We have specialised equipment in the practice , to help pregnant women feel comfortable.


Many parents choose to bring their child in for chiropractic care to help them develop a healthy nervous system. When their nervous system is robust, they may enjoy many benefits. We will evaluate your child’s nervous system to identify if there are any blockages.

Dr Kathy Knight (chiropractor) provides customised care as no two children are exactly alike. For example, a child may come in at age 4 because they experience language delay. This will be a different kind of an assessment for a child who has great language skills but has challenges with sleep. She will tailor her care to meet the unique requirements of every child.

What to Expect

When you come in, you and your child will be greeted by our front desk chiropractic assistant. Our fun and friendly environment helps set the stage for a great visit for your child.

You will be asked to complete a history form that asks for details of your pregnancy and your child’s birth. We’ll ask you about your medical history or anything that may have happened. You will be asked if your child had any injuries. Next, your child will be brought into the assessment area.

Our chiropractor will have a conversation with you about what your concerns are for your child. Next the evaluation will be performed. Dr Kathy (chiropractor) will check your child’s spine, hips, pelvis and cranium for correct biomechanics and correct movement. She will discuss with you what is causing your child’s particular concern.

Our chiropractor will check the following to determine their level of development:

  • Primitive Reflexes
  • Tone
  • Fine & Gross motor skills

  • Social skills
  • Memory

  • Sensory Processing
  • Balance & Posture


Will it be painful for my child to get adjusted?

Dr Kathy (chiropractor) uses very light and gentle techniques on children, which are not considered to be painful at all.

How do you adjust an active toddler?

At our practice, kids can be kids. As a mum of three, our chiropractor knows how to relate to children. She can adjust children while they’re playing games and can observe their movements.

Do you have additional training to care for babies and children?

Dr Kathy (chiropractor) has undertaken additional training in chiropractic care of children and infants from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). She is certified by the ICPA and is certified in the use of the Webster technique. Over the last two years she has been undertaking the Neurodevelopmental Paediatric Diplomate program.

How can chiropractic benefit older children?

Primary school aged patients often have back pain from wearing too-heavy backpacks. Preteens and teens, who are often looking down at their smartphones or other digital devices, can develop postural problems, which we can address. Those who are enrolled at university are often feeling fatigued, stressed and overwhelmed. Chiropractic may help them have less stress and more energy.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact us today to book a convenient appointment!

Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractor Canberra, Chifley, Woden Valley and Weston Creek ACT
0411 125 637