Chiropractic Services in Armidale
What we do
The type of techniques offered at Northern Inland Chiropractic include: Manual (Diversified & Gonstead), Thompson Drop Piece and Activator Adjusting. Michael is also very proficient in working with children including babies. He continues post graduate study every year in Chiropractic Paediatrics. Michael also has a wealth of experience adjusting the elderly after working for years in Hervey Bay, QLD and is an expert in peripheral adjusting for sports or overuse injuries. Private health rebates can be claimed on site through health point.
Induced labours, epidurals, Forceps/vacuum extractions and C-sections have become more and more common with the birthing process since the 70’s.
Due to the inherent risks these procedures carry, more and more women are now turning to natural, active births and incorporating Chiropractic into their pre-natal care.
Caring for pregnant mothers assists in not only supporting her health but also the development of the baby.
As the baby begins to grow the centre of gravity of the pregnant mother will begin to shift forward. This places increased stress on the pelvis, discs, and facet joints of the lumbar spine. Hormone changes also cause ligament laxity and can result in instability throughout the joints of the body.
Chiropractic during pregnancy maintains proper alignment of the body, with a specific focus on balancing out the pelvis to ensure ideal position and movement for the growing baby. This will also help reduce postural compensations and the common aches and pains some women experience during pregnancy.
Emotionally Chiropractic will assist in decreasing stress hormones like cortisol, assist sleep and increase confidence in your ability to birth naturally.
In contrast a misaligned pelvis may affect the babies ability to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s chances of having a non-invasive natural birth.
To find out more about how pregnant women are adjusted please feel free to contact the practice.
(This info is compiled from Module 1 Inspiral Resources by Drs Genevieve and Rosemary Keating)
The birthing process is traumatic not only for the mother, but also the baby. Chiropractors want to remove interference to the nervous system that may affect your babies ability to reach developmental mile stones on time.
Common problems Chiropractic helps with in Children includes:
- Attachment and suckling issues when feeding
- Restless sleep
- Persistent head turning to one side
- Flat spots developing on the skull (Plagiocephaly)
Some common signs your baby needs to see a Chiropractor:
- Arching or shaking of the head during feeding
- Preference for rugby hold when breast feeding
- Irritability during nappy changes, dressing or bath time.
- Painful poo’s and excessive wind
- Development of a dominant hand before the age of 1. (Babies are very symmetrical and early hand preference may be due to a shoulder problem).
Learning to crawl and walk means falling too. This is why Chiropractic check-ups aid in the optimal growth and development of your child. The force used when adjusting a baby is very light, the equivalent of eye ball pressure.
Primary school aged children under care at Northern Inland Chiropractic are also screened for auditory and/or visual processing delay during their initial consult and managed accordingly.
To find out more about how kids are adjusted phone Northern Inland Chiropractic and inquire today on 5713 0055