We love kids! We see babies and children of all ages, literally from birth. We have lots of toys to keep the kids entertained and warm furry mats to keep your baby comfy and happy. We have a bouncy bjorn chair, full change facilities, buggy parking and ground floor easy access throughout.
We aim to make your visit as stress-free as possible. Our amazing team are always ready to help with entertainment and colouring so you can have your adjustment without worrying about the children, and siblings can be suitably distracted when it’s baby brother’s turn. We have kids of our own, so understand what you need to be able to relax.
Why Chiropractic for babies and kids?
Pregnant mothers are usually very well informed and do all they can for the new arrival. Healthy eating, cutting out alcohol/cigarettes/drugs (prescription or other), exercising, seeing the chiropractor and nutritionist. It is normal to hope for a natural, intervention and drug free birth, unfortunately even the most natural birth and start to life can result in stress to such a delicate system.
It is this stress that is placed on the rapidly growing and developing baby that can result in a certain level of dysfunction. The most common signs of this dysfunction are excessive crying, wind that will not be passed from either end, constipation, reflux, positing, regurgitation/vomiting, failure to latch or feed well, the list goes on. Most of these symptoms come from the newly developed digestive system, however the cause of these symptoms are commonly from abnormal neural control of the digestive system. The standard treatment from the GP is some variation of an ant-acid (Gaviscon etc) to ease the digestive discomfort, however if the neural cause of the dysfunction is not addressed then the problem will persist. This is where the chiropractor steps in.
We are proficient in gentle spinal and cranial techniques aimed at improving the function of your child’s spine, nervous system and cranial system. Our chiropractors also use gentle cranio-sacral techniques to ensure that your baby is adjusted carefully and precisely allowing their peripheral, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to function optimally.
At Putney Chiropractic we are committed to helping your baby be back to full health as quickly as possible. We use the best available evidence to help your child by drawing information from scientific literature, from our knowledge of the natural history of the problem and collective clinical experience from many sources all over the world.
Real family and children’s experiences
For some personal experiences, please read the family testimonials. We also have a great selection of pregnancy and birth stories which our clients have kindly shared. We see many mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy and are happy to try and help, even if you are due in only a few weeks. Our chiropractors are trained in Webster’s technique, a gentle way of ensuring the pelvis is relaxed, allowing the ligaments attached to the uterus to unwind often allowing baby more space to turn.
Will an adjustment hurt my baby?