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Pregnancy, Babies & Children

Congratulations! If you are reading this we assume you are an expectant mother, new mother or perhaps an experienced mother: either way we are excited you have found us. As parents we all want the best for our children and the good news is we at Universal Chiropractic are dedicated to the health of your child and family.

Pregnancy brings with it a range of new biomechanical stresses. If you are feeling discomfort, pain, or sciatica, then these are simple signs from your body to your brain alerting you to the fact that you’re not functioning as well as you could. If this is your situation then we are here to assist you!

Gentle techniques and helpful advice

After the birth we can work closely with you and your baby to support your recovery. We use gentle, low-force and low-amplitude techniques with infants and young children such as touch and hold, cranial therapy, mobilisations and gentle stretching. We may give advice to new parents about breastfeeding, sleeping and settling, and then check for any asymmetry in the function of muscles and tissues of the spine and cranium.

We work within the Code of Conduct developed by the Chiropractic Board of Australia and adhere to the Best Practice approaches for the chiropractic treatment of children indentified in the latest research (Hawk C, Schneider M, Ferrance RJ, Hewitt E, Van Loon M, & Tanis L. Best practices recommendations for chiropractic care for infants, children, and adolescents: results of a consensus process. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Oct;32(8):639-47).

The latest research shows that chiropractic care of children is very safe, and that “no serious adverse effect has been reported in the literature since 1992 (Doyle, M. Is chiropractic paediatric care safe? A best evidence topic Clinical Chiropractic 2011 Vol 14(3), pp 97–105). However, mild adverse effects such as irritability or soreness lasting less than 24 hours and resolving without the need for additional care may occur at a rate between 1 in 1310 visits and 1 in 1812 visits.

Additional Training

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.

Call us today

As a mother of three who had two home births, Dr Kathy (chiropractor) would be happy to assist you with your pregnancy and post birth needs. To schedule a private appointment time please call Universal Chiropractic on 0411 125 637.