Mums and bubs

There’s nothing more special than a newborn baby. It’s very satisfying as practitioners to be able to assist families with their health during times of pregnancy and childbirth.

The Webster technique is a method of analysis and adjustment that allows for balanced maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. Sacral torsion or misalignment can cause tension in certain pelvic muscles and ligaments which  have an effect on the uterine shape and tone. The outcome can be more than just relief of back pain. The Webster technique has been shown to reduce uterine tension and allow for optimal fetal positioning. It has been linked statistically with a high success in the prevention and correction of breech, transverse and posterior presentations. The technique is very gentle and is distinctly different from obstetric ‘breach turning’ technique.

Pelvic torsion can also be responsible for lack of normal reproductive function. In many cases following pelvic correction, women have fallen pregnant who previously suffered prolonged inability. Such cases have included instances of repetitious miscarriage and abnormal cycles such as amenorrhea (loss of normal menstrual cycle) .  Period pain may also be alleviated by re-alignment of the pelvic region. Of course there may be other reasons for issues regarding the female reproductive system. A lack of specific diagnosis following consultation with medical practitioners is often an indication that a more simple functional problem may exist.

Kids need Chiropractic too! Birth trauma and in utero pressure can cause musculoskeletal problems for the newborn. Gentle and painless examination of reflexes and movements can reveal dysfunction that may often be easily corrected. We recommend checking babies as early as possible and from time to time, particularly during key milestones (such as sitting, crawling and walking) or after trauma.  Plagiocephaly, colic and reflux are common conditions that often respond very well. The crying baby syndrome is another situation where conservative management can result in a great outcome. Treatment is safe and gentle.

As children grow, the state of their skeletal frame and muscular system is obviously important. In addition to attending to discomfort, dysfunction and postural disturbances including functional milestones can be assessed and managed using DNS protocols (see DNS page on this site). We treat hundreds of  kids, including our own of course. Many common childhood conditions respond well to physical therapy. In any given care program, treatment is based on the assessment of measurable improvement. There are of course cases which are beyond our scope and referral or working with other colleagues is always an option.

Please contact the clinic if you have any queries regarding pregnancy, pediatric or childhood care.

Nb recently there has been some conjecture and debate over Chiropractic care of children. In our clinic we focus on gentle techniques that are extremely unlikely to have any adverse affects. Manual therapy of infants including that of Chiropractors has had a a very safe record over the last 120 years (See link below to literature review). In the cases where serious adverse affects occurred in a range of different therapists, the cause was mostly due to underlying pathology. We always recommend a collaborative approach to all our patients which means working with other practitioners including general and specialist medical practitioners to avoid misdiagnosis.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25439034

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