Marilyn’s Experience with Chiropractic Care & Her Kids
Finding the right Chiropractor to treat your children can be a hard thing to do. There’s nothing more important than the health and well being of your little loved ones! As a parent, some questions you have on the top of your mind may include:
- Will they be gentle?
- Do they work well with kids?
- Are they experienced in adjusting children?
These are pretty important questions that need some detailed answers to say the least! So how do you find the right Chiropractor for the job? Reviews online and word-a-mouth from friends and family are always a great place to start!
Chiropractic Care Maintenance for Kids Works!
After our second son was born, he became very colicky in a relatively short manner of time. The Chiropractor we were seeing at the time explained to my husband and I that a couple of adjustments would make his colic go away. I was a little hesitant, but figured if the adjustments were good for us two, then why wouldn’t they be good for our infant son? I trusted the Chiropractor, especially since I knew he had children of his own.
Honestly, at this point, I was ready to try nearly anything so that our baby could settle down and be more content and happy. We took him to the Chiropractor for two or three adjustments over a week or so and it was more than worth it. The Chiropractor was right… our little guy’s colic went away and didn’t return!
I was super impressed by the Chiropractor’s approach towards our baby versus towards us. He was extremely gentle in comparison and used barely any pressure when performing adjustments. I learned afterwards from the Chiro that the amount of pressure used for infants is less than the pressure you would use to check a tomato for ripeness.
Chiropractic Helps to Keep Kids Healthy
Eventually, we were on the prowl for a new Chiropractor, someone who could continue maintenance treatments for our children while helping us move towards our long-term health goals but had an office closer to our new home we had just purchased.
My husband started seeing Dr. John Battershill, and I was soon to follow. We both went to him for several treatments and saw great results for ourselves, so we thought we would get our two sons to go see him regularly as well. The boys were about seven and nine years old at the time.
When we first initially went to see Dr. Battershill, he took the time to explain why Chiropractic care is important for kids. What he had to say really stuck with us – ‘till this day actually.
A Child’s Developmental Years
We all know that the average child is very active! Our two sons, for example, are always rough housing with each other and their friends, running around and tripping and falling and basically playing any place where we’ll let them get away with it. They are also sitting very often, especially at school for extended periods of time.
We learned that these activities can result in lots of stress on a child’s body, which can affect their alignment and development as a result. As with adults, when children are properly aligned, their bodies work and communicate better with their brains.
Dr. John told us that Chiropractic care not only helps maintain alignment and full function of the nervous system, but also activates the immune system. So regular visits would also keep our children healthier.
My kids got their fair share of flus, colds, ear infections and throat infections – that’s for sure. But when they were adjusted regularly by Dr. John, these illnesses occurred less frequently and weren’t as severe. This meant less time away from school which also translated into less time a parent needed to be away from work.
As parents, we are always striving to do the best for our children. Over the years, we’ve really bought into the ongoing maintenance care of Chiropractic and have seen great results, not only for ourselves, but also for our beloved children.
My husband and I highly recommend seeing Dr. John Battershill at Revelation Health Centre for your pediatric Chiropractic Care appointments. Dr. John helped us and our children meet our family health goals, and I am confident he will be able to help you meet yours too!
– Marilyn N.
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