We treat children like children
Children of all ages can suffer from many of the same issues adults do. But being kids, we often disregard them. ‘You’ll be fine’. ‘They’re just growing pains’. Sometimes however, it’s not that simple.
At The Bod Squad, we believe kids deserve the same level of care and attention given to adults. More importantly, providing care early can often minimise the impact of health issues in later life. So whatever it is that brings your child to our clinic – back pain, headaches or dietary issues – our specialists will work as a team to help them achieve their optimum health.
How safe is Chiropractic treatment for a child’s body?
Chiropractic is a gentle treatment used throughout the world to treat expectant mums during pregnancy, as well as newborns, infants and children of all ages.
As Chiropractors, we are professionally trained to know precisely how and where to adjust children.We tailor our treatment strategy for every child’s age, size and unique spinal condition. And we are gentle – in fact, we apply no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. (image of a tomato)
How can Chiropractic help my child?
At The Bod Squad we treat children for a range of issues including:
- post birth trauma resulting in muscle strains in babies (which, if left untreated, can impact on a baby’s ability to feed effectively)
- turned in feet that may hamper a child’s first steps
- sporting injuries (sprains and strains)
- growing pains which are often just brushed aside as a normal part of development but can leave our kids in a lot of discomfort and pain
At The Bod Squad we also deal with the growing use and dependence on, in our younger generation, of computers, laptops and computer games. Frequent use of such appliances at a tender age can cause repetitive strain, poor posture, cramping and headaches. Here at The Bod Squad, we can provide effective treatment to repair the injured site and also give you some tips and advice on how to minimise their recurrence in the months and years ahead.
Treating Children – Dietician & Nutritionist
Got a fussy eater in the family? Is your baby having trouble with solid foods? Natalie, our Accredited Dietician and Nutritionist, can help. In fact, Natalie helps children and their families in a host of ways – she can help your family eat better, assist with weight management and even maximise nutrition in those active young kids who exhaust their reserves playing sport.
Having a qualified nutritionist like Natalie review your child’s diet can significantly improve their energy levels, concentration and general wellbeing. There are some tasty family benefits, too. Being an avid cook, Natalie has many terrific recipes to make mealtimes fun and healthy.
Treating Children – Massage
Massage can play a key role in keeping children active and feeling their best. If your child plays sport or repetitively uses the same muscles, book an appointment with Brodie our Bod Squad Massage Therapist. Using a range of treatments which include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and stretching, Brodie can help relieve muscle strains and the pain associated with growing.
References: Back Talk Systems 2006, Patient Media 2004