Chiropractic for Babies and Children

“I help children get, feel, and be healthier.”


I love providing chiropractic care to babies and children, as well as pregnant women. Many people ask me, "You can adjust children too?" Yes, definitely. In fact, it's important to start adjusting children when they are newborns, even giving them their first adjustment only hours old. Why? Because the birth process for babies is equally as tiring and difficult for them as it is for the mother. Passing through the birth canal can be exhausting from the pressure, the muscles squeezing from the contractions, as well as the twisting of the spine that may occur as the baby comes out. Babies with or without problems benefit from simple chiropractic adjustments which consist of light and gentle, non-forceful contacts on the spine and neck area. After receiving an adjustment, babies reportedly:

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  • Sleep better
  • Eat better
  • Have colic relief
  • No more reflux
  • Have better digestion, more frequent and healthy bowel movements
  • Have better immune systems
  • No ear aches
  • Stronger mobility and physical development
  • More alert
  • Calmer
  • More confident

Young children can start getting adjusted at any time, especially if they are experiencing any specific problems including,

  • Bed-wetting
  • Nightmares
  • Low Immune Function
  • Issues with tonsil/adenoids
  • Poor digestion
  • Poor appetite
  • Physical development
  • Ear aches
  • Sinus problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Shyness
  • Depression

For babies and children, care and frequency of adjustments depend on the specific child and condition, but generally they respond much quicker since they don't have all the years and layers of problems we adults have. Also, kids are much more open and receptive than adults. Children love being adjusted. They love feeling good and happy. Unlike us grown-ups, they don't have too many opinions which block them from being open to this safe and gentle technique.

By choice, I am not registered in the UK as a chiropractor. Because the General Chiropractic Council, the British regulatory body for chiropractic, has not recognised any non-EU qualifications, I may not in the UK describe myself as a “chiropractor” (per Chiropractors Act 1994, s.32).

But in 1997 I graduated from Life University in Georgia with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, and since 1998 have been fully Board Certified as a chiropractor, licensed in both Minnesota and New York.