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Chiropractic for children

SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF CHILDREN AGED 0 – 12 YEARS

  FINDINGS FROM THE SAFE CARE VICTORIA REVIEW INTO THE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF CHILDREN AGED 0 – 12 YEARS In March 2019 a review was undertaken by Safe Care Victoria (SCV) to identify the safety and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy performed by Chiropractors on children aged 0 -12 years. A review sought by Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos who was concerned whether public safety was at risk. Interestingly it then became a review not only into safety but also effectiveness and limited only to Chiropractic treatment to children aged 0 – 12 years. However, the recommendations of this review would affect all professions…

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Chiropractic for children

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN

Chiropractic care is beneficial for all age groups, ranging from newborns to geriatric patients. Many parents choose to access chiropractic care for their child for many health complaints including musculoskeletal conditions. How does a baby or child injure their spine or extremity and require chiropractic care? In babies this can be due to inutero constraint, birth trauma and early handling errors which can all contribute to structural alterations. (Tow and Vallone, 2009) As the child grows and develops, important milestones such as holding their head up, sitting, crawling, standing and walking are all affected by spinal alignment and excellent times to get your child checked by your Chiropractor.…

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