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Chiropractic Care for Children
In Australia, chiropractors provide care to more than 30,000 paediatric patients (0-18 years old) every week. Chiropractors are taught a range of techniques to care for patients and modify all care to suit the age, presentation and development of the patient. Manual Therapies are valued by parents and form part of a comprehensive approach to paediatric care.Chiropractors can play an active role in monitoring development, motor skills, and wellbeing through assessments.
Childhood years are crucial to the body’s overall development and if problems are not resolved then we are often left to carry them throughout our entire adult life. Modern trends including substantial increases screen time in both the home and school settings, it is becoming more and more frequent seeing children suffering from postural related issues, inclusive of headaches, neck pain and back pain.
Is Chiropractic safe for Children?
In March 2019, the Victorian Health Minister tasked Safer Care Victoria (SCV) to lead an independent review of the practice of spinal manipulation on children under 12 years. SCV wished to hear from parents of children who have accessed chiropractic care, exploring their experiences, both positive and negative.
21,824 submissions in total
99.7% reported a positive experience with chiropractic care of their children
98% said that chiropractic care helped their child, indicating improvement after treatment
99.1% indicated they were either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with information provided by the chiropractor about the benefits of treatment
95.8% stated they were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the information provided about the risk of treatment