Baby Chiropractor Melbourne, Australia
55 Rouse St, Port Melbourne
Baby Chiropractor Melbourne Dr. Jim
Is your baby not the happy, healthy newborn you’ve always imagined? 5 signs your little one might need an adjustment with baby chiropractor melbourne
Infants are brilliantly designed. Their bodies are created to run completely innately and instinctively. Using the intelligence that built their body to express what they need from their mother, when they need it. But, what happens when mom no longer knows why her newborn is crying or uncomfortable? When feeding, consoling, changing and rocking aren’t working. What else could your baby be trying to tell you?
Don’t worry! You are not alone. We see plenty of exhausted and frustrated mothers just trying to do their very best. There are a few common signs and symptoms newborns present with in our center that could indicate that they would benefit from a gentle adjustment.
1. Colic and
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Colic can affect up to one third of newborn babies. Typically, colic presents as a constantly irritable baby who cries or fusses more than three hours per day, more than three days per week, with no particular reason or pattern, except that it is usually worse in the evening. Colicky babies look truly uncomfortable. Gentle chiropractic techniques can reduce pain your baby might be experiencing, eliminate spinal tension and calm their nervous system. They typically respond well following the initial adjustment with baby chiropractor melbourne.
2. Arching of the back by Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
Comfortable babies are naturally programmed to assume a flexed body position to easily stay as close to their mother as possible. When a baby presents with a very rigid or stiff spine, and assumes an extension or back arching position when fussing, this is a good indicator that baby is experiencing pain or spinal tension that can be reduced through an adjustment with baby chiropractor melbourne.
3. Constipation by baby chiropractor melbourne
Your baby’s conscious mind is directly related to his/her innate survival abilities. These abilities are entirely coordinated through your infant’s nervous system. Chiropractors address the nervous system through an adjustment. If we can alleviate any interference your baby may be experiencing in their spine, he or she will likely become a better pooper in no time. Certain tummy techniques will also be recommended to promote good peristalsis as well as infant probiotics to establish healthy gut flora.
4. Difficulty Breastfeeding by Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
If your baby seems uncomfortable during latching, or cannot maintain a latch and releases, it is very likely they are uncomfortable during the process. Most times, babies presenting with difficulty breastfeeding are unable to turn their head appropriately to hold a good latch. This is likely seen with babies who prefer to feed on one side. A chiropractic adjustment can ensure optimal neck rotation so your baby can feed more comfortably.
5. Head Tilting or Head Shape Irregularity by Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
There is usually a reason your baby’s head is only tilting or rotating to one side. Head tilting (also called torticollis) can also be caused by a restriction in your baby’s neck. Most times, a gentle neck adjustment can allow baby the freedom to move his or her head both ways without restrictions.
Flat spots or head shape irregularities (also known as plagiocephaly) are usually caused by your baby’s inability to rotate the opposite way of the flat spot, which creates more consistent pressure on one side of the head. An adjustment, along with strategic at home exercises to encourage neck strength and normal head shape, your baby will create an ideal head shape.
Baby Chiropractic care Melbourne for infants must be very gentle and specific. Newborns are only adjusted following an extensive examination. Most parents think of an adult chiropractic adjustment and can’t imagine taking their child to a chiropractor. Infant adjustments are nothing like adult adjustments. As a chiropractor with a focus in pediatric care, my techniques are exceptionally gentle, only using the exact pressure I would apply to a soft tomato. I will always demonstrate the amount of pressure on the parent prior to the adjustment. Typically, parents report a large poop and a long sleep as the only side affects of an adjustment. Which usually benefits both baby and mother.
Baby Chiropractic care with Melbourne Chiropractor Dr. Jim can help ensure your baby is the healthy, happy newborn you’ve always imagined. It is never too early to start an chiropractic care. Some of my favourite patients have been as little as a few hours old.
From your family health advocate,
Dr. Jim, Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
Dr. Jim Skivalidas.
Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
Please call 9646 8600 to book your baby’s initial assessment with Dr. Jim, Baby Chiropractor Melbourne
To know more or to make a booking with baby chiropractor melbourne, don’t hesitate to call us today on 9646 8600!
DISCLAIMER - Our health care approach to babies and children is
- Holistic. We provide advice around diet, nutrition, naturopathic supplements, sleep habits and posture, sleep beds and pillows, back pack postural advice, standing and shoe advice and exercise, alignment and stretching.
- Complimentary. We believe our approach compliments the childs medical care and advice. If it is necessary we will refer to the family's family doctor.
- Integrative. We love to work with other health care practitioners, be it a pediatric physiotherapist, dentist, child care worker etc. and educating the parents to be proactively involved in the childs health care program.
- We do not claim to cure conditions, but believe that some babies and children may benefit from our care by helping them reduce the severity of their symptoms with our medically complimentary, holistic and integrative wellness approach.