Chiropractic care for children

By: Dr. Daniel Vandervoort, Apr 01, 2012
Chiropractic care for children | Beacon Hill Chiropractic Clinic, Ottawa, ON

How do I know if I should be taking my child to see a Chiropractor?

What are possible signs or conditions to indicate taking my child for Chiropractic care?

Certainly chiropractic treatment can help with most back pain related conditions but subluxations of the spinal vertebrae can interfere with the nervous system and affect your child’s health in other ways.

Chiropractors have found that the following conditions can respond to chiropractic care:

  • Poor posture
  • Headaches
  • Ear infections
  • Constipation
  • Neck aches
  • Scoliosis
  • Frequent colds
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Poor concentration
  • Hip, leg or foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Asthma
  • Bedwetting

The nervous system controls every tissue and organ in the body so it is not surprising that adjustments to the spinal column to correct imbalances and misalignments can have a positive effect on many conditions such as those listed above. Doctors of Chiropractic have a thorough training in nutrition and exercise, so in addition to their hands on care, advice may be given in these areas to help your child’s health. Chiropractic treatment is complimentary to traditional medical care but may very well reduce your need to see your family doctor for drugs or medications for your child.

Healthy children and adults can benefit from preventative check -ups at the chiropractors office in the same way that they benefit from dental check -ups for their teeth. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and because your spine is so important don’t wait until you have issues. Why not call your neighbourhood chiropractor today to schedule an examination for your family?

Dr. Daniel Vandervoort graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1987 with both clinical and academic honours. He studied Human Kinetics at the University of Waterloo prior to CMCC. Born in Guelph, Ontario Daniel attended Georgetown High School.

Dr. Dan is the director of Rockland’s oldest and most established chiropractic clinic since 1994. He also enjoys practicing 2 days per week at the Beacon Hill Chiropractic Clinic on Montreal Rd. near Orleans with his partner Dr. Sylvie Bordeleau.

Dr. Vandervoort has special interests in athletics, fitness and nutrition. He is long term member of the local gym and competes in triathlons and road races. From both personal and clinical experience, Dr. Dan has considerable knowledge in the assessment and treatment of athletic injuries. He is able to treat spine related conditions in people of all ages using diversified and Activator techniques as well as providing appropriate home exercises.