Family Wellbeing

At Farnham Chiropractic Wellness we see all types of patients walk through our doors, from the very young to the very old and everything in between...

Family wellbeing

Chiropractic is now becoming more widely recognised as a viable and safe treatment option for both mothers to be and new mothers recovering from giving birth, as well as giving their babies the best start in life by addressing any traumatic repercussions from the birthing process. Chiropractic can help relieve the pressure on the spine from the shifting in the centre of gravity due to the growing foetus, helping her to move and function better, minimising trauma to herself and her unborn child. Special techniques are used for the unique requirements of pregnant moms. Once the baby has arrived chiropractic evaluation can find issues that pregnancy might have left behind, letting mom get back to full function again as quick as possible, without any future issues occurring.

Chiropractic may also help baby with a number of birth related issues, especially if the birth was especially long, traumatic, or when tools where used during birth (the youngest patient here at Farnham Chiropractic Wellness being only a few weeks old before receiving their first adjustment). There is also evidence that Chiropractic may also help with the symptoms of infantile colic (Hughes, 2002), reflux (Angus, 2015), and sleeping issues (Alacantara, 2008). As baby grows they will be exposed to a multitude of daily “traumas” to the system as they play and move around their environment, Chiropractic can help to minimise the long term effects of these occurrences so that they can grow up to their full functional potential.

As we all get older time takes its toll on our bodies, the “wear and tear” from all the many knocks, bumps, accidents, and injuries start impacting our functional ability and overall health. Chiropractic can help by addressing the stresses that have built up in the spine over time in order to reduce pain and dysfunction and promoting a better quality of life, including advice on exercise and nutrition. The older patient often benefits from regular Chiropractic treatments over time and is one of the most commonly utilised complementary health care system used by this age group.




Reference

Angus, K., Asgharifar, S., & Gleberzon, B. (2015). What effect does chiropractic treatment have on gastrointestinal (GI) disorders: a narrative review of the literature. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 59(2), 122–133. Alacantara J, Anderson R. Chiropractic Care of a paediatric patient with reflux, irritable infant syndrome and sleep disorders. The Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association 2008 Dec; 52(4) 248-255. Borggren, C. L. (2006, December 7). Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647084/. Dougherty PE, Hawk C, Weiner DK, Gleberzon B, Andrew K, Killinger L. The role of chiropractic care in older adults. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2012;20:3. doi:10.1186/2045-709X-20-3. Hughes S, Bolton J Is chiropractic an effective treatment in infantile colic? Archives of Disease in Childhood 2002;86:382-384. Chiropractic care during pregnancy. (2015, July). http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/chiropractic-care-during-pregnancy/

What our Clients say

"Having had several years of chronic back and neck pain, after receiving treatment I generally feel freer of pain – more flexible, less stiff and now have coping strategies if pain occurs in between visits. Chiropractic care has freed up my back so I’m better able to play sport. I suffer less pain when undertaking my sedentary job. Everyone is very friendly and I know that when I leave I will feel better than when I arrived. Since coming to see Grant, I feel much more positive about my back health – now and in the future."

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