WAVE Chiropractic Maroochydore Chiropractor

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About Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a natural approach that helps people be the best they can be – physically, mentally, chemically and spiritually. Chiropractors work with the body in a holistic way. We work with the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and its influence on body function coordinated by the nerve system and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. Through gentle adjustments to align the spine we create a better functioning nerve system, which means clearer communication from the brain to the body and back again. All leading to creating a happier, healthier YOU! 




For Pregnant Mums

 

Chiropractic care during pregnancyThere is no more important time in life than during pregnancy, to have regular chiropractic care. A well adjusted, well functioning body tends to process pregnancy better. The spine and pelvis need to be balanced in order for mum and baby to be comfortable and to move freely. For baby this means she/he can flip, turn and move into an optimal birth position. For mum this means she can move with ease, without the familiar pregnancy waddle. When the spine is balanced there is clear communication along the nerves, which enables the body to react appropriately to every stress it faces. A clear nerve system will process the chemical, physical and emotional stress associated with pregnancy with much greater ease then a system overwhelmed with interference.

The balance of mum’s body will be hugely influential in the comfort and ease with which your body opens during labour to create a smooth, gentle and peaceful welcome into the world for your baby. [1]

Contact us today to talk to our team about chiropractic care during your pregnancy.

 

For Babies

 

Chiropractic care for babies - Maroochydore Sunshine CoastIdeally, both babies and mums should have a chiropractic check up as soon as possible after birth. Chiropractic adjustments can assist with any spinal problems or damage caused by intrauterine constraint, abnormal positioning in the uterus and the journey through the birth canal as well as the delivery process itself. [2,3] Even under optimal conditions the birth process is potentially a very traumatic experience for the newborn. With the likelihood of damage being far greater in a delivery with high levels of intervention such as drugs, forceps, vacuum suction, and caesarean section. [2,3]

Trauma to the baby's delicate spine and nervous system can considerably impair the health and development of the child. This is particularly problematic because it is the time of greatest development of the nerve system.

In a German study authors reported examining a random group of 1258 babies within 5 days after birth with manual examination revealing spinal abnormalities in 95% of the group. The authors noted problems associated with spinal misalignment that may include breathing weakness, mood irritability, digestive disorders, difficulty with feeding and attachment, sleeping problems, immunity deficits and neurological impairment as well as distortion in head (cranial) shape. [4,5]

The saying, “as the twig bends the tree grows” is never truer! A babies spine especially the cranium is largely cartilaginous (softer). So, any spinal imbalance can be more easily corrected in this early moldable period. As the cranium and spine quickly become fused. This means uncorrected imbalance will be locked in. Because movement (especially of the spine) is required for proper brain function for the coordination of activities such as concentration and learning, emotions, motor control, and organ function (including immune organs). [6] Any spinal imbalance locked in during early development can limit movement in the system and decrease stimulation of the brain. This has been linked with central motor impairment, developmental impairments, learning disabilities, concentration problems like ADHD, behavioral problems such as violence and increased illnesses such as ear, nose, and throat infections, sleeping difficulties, and colic. [5,7] A well-balanced spine and nerve system is a crucial feature of brain development because the neural pathways formed during the early years of childhood carry signals that allow us to process information throughout our lives. [7]

Chiropractic adjustments for babies are extremely safe and gentle. The amount of force needed to restore balance to a babies spine is usually no more pressure than you would use to feel the ripeness of a piece of fruit.

Having chiropractic care to ensure the spine and nerve system are balanced, is one of the greatest gifts you can give a baby now and long into the future.

With the arrival of our first child in June 2014 we can certainly testify to that. She had her very first adjustment about an hour after delivery and slept the entire time. We continue to support her by having a regular chiropractic check-up to nurture her optimal growth and development.

Contact us today to talk to our team about chiropractic care for your baby.

 

For Children

 

Chiropractic care for children - Maroochydore Sunshine CoastEach year more and more people are looking for natural options to promote and care for the health and wellbeing of their children. Many health conscious parents are also having their children checked by a Chiropractor for the following 10 main reasons:

  • To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development)
  • To support their child’s overall health and wellbeing
  • To help strengthen their child’s immunity and so reduce the incidence of colds, earaches and general illness
  • To assist with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome
  • To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
  • To encourage good spinal posture
  • To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate
  • To assist with behavioural disorders
  • To help alleviate digestive problems
  • To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues [8]

The growing years are the most important years in the development of posture and even more importantly, the development of the nerve system. Minor imbalances in the position or movement patterns of the spinal bones may cause few outward symptoms in children, yet these misalignments can have a significant impact on nerve function and therefore health ... both now and in the future.

Children with healthy spines are healthier children.

Contact us today to talk to our team about chiropractic care for your children.

 

For Families

 

Chiropractic care for families - Maroochydore Sunshine CoastMost modern parents are conscious of eating well, moving well, avoiding chemicals and creating a nurturing, positive environment for themselves and their family. They are looking for natural solutions instead of relying on drugs and surgery. It is for this reason that many health conscious parents have the whole family’s spine and nerve system checked regularly by a Chiropractor. These parents also recognise that prevention is always far more powerful then a cure and they know that a well functioning spine and nerve system is an essential part of living a full and healthy life.

Our vision is to assist family’s lead extraordinary, empowered and natural lives.

Contact us today to talk to our team about chiropractic care for your family.

 

FAQ's

 

  1. Is chiropractic care safe?

    The New Zealand Government’s Commission of Inquiry into the safety of chiropractic profession found that chiropractic care was “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.9

    In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.10

  2. What is a chiropractic adjustment?

    A chiropractic adjustment is the skill of maneuvering bones in a specific direction to reposition them back into their proper alignment. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to permit improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health.

    There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.

    After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

  3. Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

    Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can also cause spinal health related problems.

    While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor.

    Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups as a child may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies.

  4. Am I too old for chiropractic care?

    More and more people are consulting chiropractors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, safe and natural chiropractic care is growing in popularity.

    Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance, and appetite. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the aging process. The adjusting technique used by your doctor will be modified for maximum comfort and results. As we get older and wiser, the simplicity and effectiveness of chiropractic care becomes more and more obvious.

  5. For how long will I need chiropractic care?

    Spinal problems neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These long-standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.

    Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be the very best they can be, find that a schedule of preventative visits are hugely helpful in optimising their health.

    Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time consuming, chiropractors stand ready to help all people, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

  6. Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

    In most cases, not at all. In fact most people find having an adjustment very relaxing.

    With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear popping sound from the spinal joints. This is simply caused by a gas release from the joint as spinal movement is restored, such as when a wet glass is removed from a table. Some Chiropractors use a hand held instrument to adjust the spine. Others use pelvic blocks to re-align the body. Special techniques are used for adjusting infants and children. Whatever the technique, Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to conduct a safe, effective adjustment.

  7. What results can I expect?

    If you’re new to Chiropractic care, you’ll want to know what type of result you can expect.  Individual experience varies from person to person, but most people can expect some benefits soon after beginning care and for these results to advance further as care continues.  Statistically, research shows that Chiropractic care is more effective and economical and also gives longer lasting results for disorders of the spine than other forms of health care.11

  8. Do you need a referral from a GP?

    Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary. However more and more GP’s are referring to Chiropractors via the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC), which entitles you to 5 complimentary visits under Medicare. Please speak to your GP for more information.

 

References

 

[1]Ohm J (2009) Chiropractic Care for an Easier Pregnancy and Safer Birth. Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine, Issue 24.

[2]Biedermann, H Manual Therapy in Children: Proposals for an Etiologic Model. JMPT, 28; Issue 3; e1-e15

[3]Biederman, H. Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Journal of Manual Medicine 1992; 6:151-156

[4]Fryman VM. Springall P. Effect of Osteopathic Medical Management on Neurologic Development in Children. JAOA 1992;92:729

[5]Guttman, G. Blocked atlantal nerve syndrome in babies and infants. Manual Medicine 1987 (25).

[6]Restak, R.M. (1979) The brain, the last frontier.

[7]Jensen, E. (2000) Learning with the body in mind.

[8]Barham-Floreani, J (2009) Well adjusted babies.

[9] Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979). Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand


[10] Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536


[11] Meade TW, Dyer S, Browne W, Townsend J, Frank AO. (1990) Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomised Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment. The British Medical Journal 300: 1431-7 

 



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