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Washington Park Chiropractic Pediatric Care

Chiropractic care for infants and kids is safe, effective and can be an important part of your child’s life. Some kids are born into this world needing a little extra help, others need some help as they grow and develop. Our doctors can help parents determine what type of treatment is necessary as your kids mature.

Children should establish their chiropractic care history early in life.  Just as pediatrician does a “well” check-up on your children at key milestones, so do Dr. Goodman & Dr. Buzek.  Important bio-mechanical milestones include:

  • Birth
  • Sitting Up
  • Crawling
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Transitioning to Sports
  • Sports Performance

How will I know if my child should see a chiropractor?

During the first few years kids should schedule well visits monthly or as milestones approach.  However, if you see any of the following behavior, schedule an appointment sooner:

  • Infant who has colic, acid reflux, trouble nursing, head tilt, trouble sleeping, severe irritability
  • Baby who is crawling unconventionally – scooting or commando crawling
  • Toddler who is increasingly clumsy or falls a lot
  • Child who trampolines often
  • Suspicion of scoliosis
  • Any sporting or casual fall or injury
  • Headaches
  • Pediatrician recommendation of brace, orthotic, helmet or other device, we can offer a second opinion

We work closely with area pediatricians to maximize your child’s success with chiropractic care. There can be common, easy to treat biomechanical reasons that your child may be symptomatic which are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Articles and support can be found at the AAP. Search ‘chiropractic’ for many articles and research.

Treatment Recommendations

Newborns

  • All newborns should be examined for spine  nd cranial fixation that can develop in utero and from delivery (especially infants born via c-section or assisted/complicated birth)
  • Common signs to look for include: persistent neck rotation, routine spitting up/vomiting, visible discomfort, difficulty sleeping, suspicion of colic, facial asymmetry, constipation, falls, injuries

3-12 Months

  • Regular wellness exams at physical milestones including (every 3-4 months)
  • Rolling over, sitting up, pulling up, cruising, crawling, walking
  • Babies should also be checked for symptoms including
  • Abnormal crawling (scooting, etc), visible discomfort, side preference (nursing, sleeping, being held), suspicion or diagnosis of ear infection, persistent neck rotation, spitting up, relfux, constipation, falls, injuries

1-4 Years 

  • Regular wellness exams every 2-3 months are recommended
  • Toddlers should also be examined for the following symptoms: Delayed walking, feet pointing in or out, toe-walking, suspicion or diagnosis of ear infection, postural distortion, constipation, falls, injuries

Chiropractic Care Kids 4-11 Years

  • Regular wellness exams every 2-3 months are recommended in
  • Elementary Age Children should also be examined for the following symptoms:
    • Back or neck pain, headaches, postural distortions, suspicion or diagnosis of scoliosis, growing pains, injuries, new sports, new school/backpack load
  • Chiropractic adjustments in kids this age also help regulate  symptoms related to their nervous system such as bed-wetting, attention, hyperactivity and more

Chiropractic Care Kids 12-18 Years

  • Regular wellness exams every 1-2 months are recommended
  • Middle and High School Students should also be examined for the following symptoms
    • New sports, sports injuries, excessive trampoline use, menstruation, stomach pain, excessive gaming, postural distortions, injuries, growing pains
    • Exam preparation, reducing stress during studying, reducing tension in neck and shoulders during CSAPs, SATs, etc.
  • Many athletes are seeking chiropractic care for improved sports performance as early as middle school.

Preparing your child for Chiropractic

It is not uncommon that we hear of parents stopping themselves from scheduling an appointment due to apprehension related to how their children will handle their first chiropractic adjustment.  To find out how visits can be more pleasant read Dr. Buzek’s blog! Preparing Your Child for Chiropractic 


Infant Massage

Washington Park Chiropractic offers Infant Massage Classes.  We recommend a class between the ages of 3-6 months.  After the individualized class you will learn massage techniques that you can use as your baby grows and develops.  Read more from our massage therapist here

Schedule an infant or pediatric evaluation/exam 303-744-7100

Social Media

What are our patients saying about our pediatric care? Check out Instagram @washparkchiro

Wow. Sharing these beautiful pics and post from one happy mom this morning! Mia's is such an amazing success story and a perfect example of how pediatric chiropractic is safe, easy and best of all effective!! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of baby's life so early on @asimplekindofchaos #Repost @asimplekindofchaos with @repostapp. ・・・ When you tell people you're taking your baby to the chiropractor you get a lot of raised eyebrows, (Husband, I'm talking to you!) but Mia is seriously a different baby! Everyone within a five mile radius those first few months knew that if she was awake, she was screaming. I was concerned because she wasn't meeting any of her milestones for social / emotional on her ASQ and breastfeeding wasn't going well at all. Her pediatrician recommended we try chiropractic treatment first before going any further with diagnostics and medicine. Now we have a healthy, happy baby! Thanks Dr. Goodman! #pediatricchiropractic #chirokids #chiropractic #icpa #icpa4kids #denver #washpark #prenatalchiropractic #washparkchiro #healthriveevolve

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