Have you been following along in the media? > There has been a lot of speculation after a video was released of a chiropractor adjusting a baby. Let us look at some facts from a study released this year.
“In Australia 30,000 children (0-18 years old) are seen every week” (1).
There is little evidence of harm associated with paediatric spinal manipulation therapy, and in Australia, chiropractors provide care to more than 30,000 children (0-18 years old) every week. A statement from Australian Chiropractic Association states that “we firmly believe that chiropractors should remain an important part of a child’s healthcare team”.
In the study just released a Comprehensive search of the literature was performed by three independent librarians at three different educational institutions. The databases were searched between 2001 through March 31, 2018.
No lasting or significant adverse events were reported for children receiving any form of Manual Therapy. Twenty-four studies included information on adverse events that were all transient and mild to moderate in nature (2).
We want to reassure you that at Little Sprouts we do care for babies and children and we are always carefully modifying our techniques when treating children to take into account the differences in patient size, structural development and flexibility of the joints.
Modifications for babies include using gentler, lighter biomechanical forces proportioned to the size and structural development of the child.
At Little Sprouts We look forward to meeting you and your family!
The Drs and Staff of Little Sprouts Chiropractic