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CostaSpine

Paediatric Chiropractor

The first years in life are fundamentally important, children undergo many rapid physical changes. On average, a new-born’s weight doubles in six months and triples in one year. During infancy, toddlerhood, and early childhood, the body continues to adapt and change at a tremendous speed. The spine is formed by many joints (the vertebrae’s), and multiple muscles attach to it. Joint restrictions and muscle tensions are very common and they can interfere with the normal function of the spine, which will affect the mechanics of the whole body causing abnormal movement patterns. A difficult birth, using the wrong baby devices, falls, overloaded backpacks, sitting down at school for hours and the posture they adapt when using their consoles and tablets.

What does the treatment entail?

Chiropractors are trained to identify joint dysfunctions and apply specific manoeuvres (adjustments) when and where needed.

The treatment varies with the age group and it involves a soft pressure used to make gentle alignments in your child’s spine. We also use mobilisations, stretches and releases that will allow bones, muscles and nerves to be in their best functioning state working together in harmony.

In the first consultation your kid will get a full musculoskeletal and nervous system assessment that will help us monitor their optimal development throughout their care.

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