Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. This is especially important for children as their nerve systems develop. What we now understand with regards to brain development is that the first few years of life are paramount for optimal nerve system growth. With this in mind, assessing and facilitating the removal of nerve interference is something we should be aiming for in all kiwi kids. Your chiropractor is trained to assess the spine for evidence of dysfunction and nerve interference to promote optimal brain – body communication. Chiropractors receive specific training to modify and adapt their techniques to be suitable for newborns, infants and children.
Here are some links that might be of interest to you:
- Straighten up NZ http://www.straightenup.org.nz/
- ICPA Pathways Magazine http://www.icpa4kids.org
- ICA Pediatrics Council http://icapediatrics.com/