Pediatric and Infant Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care for infants, toddlers and young children consists of very gentle techniques that target common musculoskeletal health complaints. Some of these stem from as early on as pregnancy and birth. These are physically demanding for both mama and baby. The sequelae before, during and after birth vary greatly between mamas and even pregnancies within the same family. The type of delivery, such as vaginal or C-section, can influence how both mama and baby recover in the first several weeks. If left untreated, these can present later in toddlers, children or even adults as various health conditions and challenges.
As a new mom herself, Dr. Nardine Bekhit, loves sharing her passion for pediatric care to help parents and caregivers understand their baby’s development and growing needs, help their baby thrive and to build a healthy foundation for movement and function. To build a treatment plan, Dr. Bekhit gathers as much information about your baby/child during a thorough health history, a physical assessment (to look for common tension patterns), followed by a discussion about your treatment goals for a proposed treatment plan. Of high priority is to provide education, reassurance and direction for your exciting new journey into parenthood.
Chiropractic Techniques can help babies and kids with the following conditions and more:
- torticollis and suboptimal neck movement
- muscular imbalances
- latching and feeding difficulties (tongue tie)
- delays in motor milestones (rolling, crawling, walking, transitions)
- musculoskeletal support for reflux and colic
What Treatment Techniques does a Chiropractor Use?
~Gentle chiropractic adjustments (modified appropriately to the child’s age, size and weight) and soft tissue therapy ~Light craniosacral therapy ~Palate assessment, tongue function, and breastfeeding support ~Supportive stretches and exercises to correct compensation patterns ~Milestone monitoring and ongoing education
Is there insurance coverage for Chiropractic Care?
Yes, many insurance companies in Ontario cover Chiropractic Medicine in their plans. If you’re not sure, please contact your insurance provider to inquire.
Do I need a referral before coming to see a Chiropractor?
No, we can see your child without one, however, your insurance company may require one to reimburse the cost of the services. If you don’t have a chance to see your doctor first, we can still treat your child; we can provide a detailed note with the clinical findings to your physician so s/he may provide you with a referral.
Does my bay/child have to have an injury to see a Chiropractor?
No. A chiropractic Assessment can be performed to understand if there are any challenges or imbalances that can be addressed they become limiting and debilitating.