We have plenty of space for children and siblings to spread out and be comfortable. Plenty of toys too, and we are not afraid of a little noise!
Richard is a skilled and experienced practitioner with additional university training in child spine care. He is great at putting children (and parents) at ease.
Recurring back, neck, shoulder and hip problems are common in adulthood. Richard also shows Children and Teenagers how to be more aware of their own spines and how to take better care of them themselves (as they care for their own teeth).
We have off-street parking to make it safer and easier when getting kids out of, and into, your car when you visit.
At Sure Start Chiropractic Adelaide we are experts in assessing and restoring spine, muscle and joint health in children. Our Chiropractor, Richard Mathers, has extensive experience working with children and our Adelaide office is well set up to care for children. In addition to his base chiropractic degree he has additional university qualification for spine care for children.
Our Chiropractor has two primary school aged children of his own. He monitors the spine and joint health of his children regularly and tends to their sporting injuries when they occur. As a Chiropractor with over 20 years’ experience he has seen his fair share of problem spines in Adelaide.
He knows the importance of getting to know a child’s frame health and the location and nature of any inactive or weak areas and monitoring them as they grow up. As a Chiropractor he teaches his children the importance of good sitting posture and shows them good day-to-day habits to help take care of their body. He demonstrates and encourages his children to do tailored exercises at home every week to help their spines stay strong and upright.
If his children injure their joints playing sport or in the school yard, he monitors their joint function in the weeks and months that follow. He knows how important it is to ensure that full strength and joint usage is restored after injury. He knows that sometimes pain goes away in children after injury partly because the body stops using that area fully.
An accumulation of joint/muscle inactivity and weakness in certain areas of a child’s body can contribute to:
Sure Start Chiropractic Adelaide can help children by restoring joint motion, confidence and comfort in areas where it has been lost.
Loss of frame condition can begin in childhood. This is where the body stops using joints or muscles fully in certain areas for a prolonged period. It can follow incomplete recovery from injury or lack of regular usage of a particular region. If left to accumulate, it can affect a child’s posture and reduce their functional capacity, for example their ability to stand tall, run fast and be comfortable sitting for long periods.
At Sure Start Chiropractic Adelaide we recommend that parents get their child’s frame health checked periodically as they grow up. There is much that a child, and parent, can do over their lifetime to promote good frame health and reduce the risk of problems later. We are here to help children grow up with strong, straight and confident bodies.