performed on infants are actually very different than those adjustments performed on adults. We have modified and very gentle techniques we use with our little ones. We use very light fingertip pressure on a baby’s spine – imagine the pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. We may also address any muscular tension by gently massaging the muscles.
Some reasons parents will bring their infant in to see us include: issues or discomfort related to digestive difficulties, breastfeeding challenges, poor sleep, fussiness that may be related to tension, neck tension (torticollis). Challenges may present at birth or a period of time after, particularly with the baby’s preference to face a particular direction which may impact head shape, breastfeeding, etc. In a non-emergency situation, chiropractic care can be a great option for you child to keep the growing bodies moving well.