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Prenatal and Paediatric Care

Prenatal Chiropractic Care in South Perth

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Safe and gentle chiropractic care can keep you comfortable during your pregnancy.

During the course of pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes innumerable changes biochemically and structurally which can create postural strain and neck and back pain.

Over the course of a forty week gestation, a mother’s weight gain will ideally reach somewhere between 30-40 lbs. This increase in weight can create spinal misalignment and/or postural distortions which in turn affect nerves, muscles and mobility of joints. As the bulk of this weight is deposited in the abdominal area, the mother’s center of gravity shifts forward. In order to compensate, the natural curves of the spine, particularly in the lumbar region, become exaggerated causing “low back pain”.

The hips may also expand laterally to help stabilise the body, putting pressure on the sacro-illiac joints. The hormones of pregnancy cause muscles, ligaments, cartilage (such as the symphisis pubis), and even bones to “soften” and become more pliable. Pelvic bones “slip” and can become more easily displaced and/or fixated. In addition, certain round ligaments attach to pelvis bones and then to the uterus as it enlarges with the growth of the baby. When these ligaments are strained or torqued, as with sudden movement or “rolling over”, they can cause even more discomfort for the pregnant mother.

Prenatal chiropractic care can help to:

  • Correct vertebral misalignment and relieve pressure with gentle and effective adjustments.
  • Help ensure that pelvic bones are properly aligned, facilitating a quicker, easier delivery.
  • Re-establish the natural position and mobility of joints.
  • Provide freedom from interference of normal nerve energy which is vital for the development of a healthy baby and mother.

Paediatric Care in South Perth

Your child’s health is their greatest asset

At Kensington Chiropractic for Health we love working with babies and children! We are specialised in paediatric and prenatal care and cater for children of all ages. Our practice is family-focused so we are equipped with a feeding room, baby changing room and books and toys to keep children entertained.

Here are just some of the reasons why parents take their children to see a chiropractor:

  • Chiropractic for Children in Perth

    Chiropractic treatment for children is gentle and effective.

    To maximise their child’s neural plasticity (brain and nerve development)

  • To enhance their child’s overall health and well-being
  • To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, earaches and general illness
  • To help with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome
  • To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
  • To improve spinal posture
  • To improve their child’s ability to concentrate
  • To assist with behavioral disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing
  • To help alleviate digestive problems
  • To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues

Information about wellness for children

Well Adjusted offers fantastic free advice for pregnancy and parenting including self-care in pregnancy, tips on colic relief and breastfeeding, research on nutrition for children, pregnancy books and much more!

To find out more about our paediatric care or how we can help you with your pregnancy, call us today (08) 9368 0100.