Why Would My Baby Need Chiropractic Care?
To help your baby settle many families are now considering chiropractic care from our practitioners for their newborns. It’s often the case that the use of vacuum or forceps, a difficult delivery or the position the baby is in-utero (inside the womb) can cause problems. These can show up as tension or dysfunction of the delicate structures of the spine and nervous system which can present in a number of ways.
These following symptoms may indicate that your baby has a problem that could be assisted through chiropractic care at our Perth clinic:
- Poor sleeping
- Turning the head to one side only
- Breastfeeding difficulties
- A preference for one breast
- Persistent, unexplained crying
- Difficulty changing baby
- Problems getting little arms into sleeves
- Crying when legs are lifted up to change a nappy.
- Discomfort while travelling in the car
How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Baby?
Treating babies gently and safely is one of chiropractor Jonathon Langer’s special interests. He has had many years of experience helping babies (including his own, whom he adjusted within an hour of delivery). His special interest has meant that some GPs and other health practitioners including community health nurses, and midwives often refer their infant patients to him. Jonathon delivers safe and effective chiropractic care in our Perth clinic. He will discuss with you if chiropractic could be an effective option for your baby after listening to your babies history and doing an examination. If necessary he will refer your baby to other health professionals in Perth.
You don’t need a GP referral to see a chiropractor for your baby at our Perth clinic, as such visits are categorised as alternative therapies. Depending on the terms and conditions of your insurance policy, you might be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer. If in doubt, call your insurer. For more information or to make an appointment to see one of the chiropractors at our clinic call us on: 08 9382 3466 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.