Have you had thoughts like…. “Kids are pretty resilient, they bounce back well, better than us grown-ups” or “I’d consider seeing someone to help if he/she had pain that didn’t go away”
Did you know that the moving parts of young bodies can begin to lose their confidence, strength, and flexibility well before the appearance of the persisting or recurring pain patterns that are more typical of adulthood? Incomplete recovery from previous falls and collisions, prolonged periods spent gaming or studying, and genetic traits inherited from parents can contribute to this process.
moving parts of young bodies can begin to lose their confidence, strength, and flexibility
As a parent you can keep track of your child’s frame health, and create opportunities for early intervention, by having it periodically assessed by an experienced joint care professional. The same way you might take a pain free child to see a dentist or take a well running car to a mechanic for an inspection and service.
At Sure Start Health, we are in the business of identifying and restoring muscle and joint problems in children that might diminish their sporting performance or increase their risk of injury during play. We look for deficits in posture, flexibility, confidence, strength, control and comfort within the spine, hips, shoulder and ankles.
we are in the business of identifying and restoring muscle and joint problems in children
Having your child assessed in our office does not mean they will receive treatment. It may simply lead to a discussion with you and your questions being answered. It may result in you or your child receiving advice on how to improve joint health at home, at school or during sport. It may result in the prescription of tailored exercises for your child. However, if direct practitioner treatment, further investigations, imaging or a second opinion is indicated, this can be arranged.
I am a child focused Chiropractor with 23 years experience. I have cared for hundreds of children with persisting spine pain, joint avoidance patterns and weakness. I also frequently deal with chronic problems in shoulders, hips and ankles. I have two active children aged 11 and 13 (in 2023) that play multiple sports and study hard. I have checked them periodically since they were born, and I will continue to monitor them regularly.
Back and neck pain are common complaints in Australian children. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children, and a high percentage of these result in long lasting symptoms and functional limitation later in life. By the time we reach adulthood, low back pain is a leading cause of disability here in Australia.
I believe that periodic screening of children, improved awareness, better self-care, and selective practitioner treatment can go a long way to addressing many of these issues. If a problem is identified early, it can be managed early.
Would you like to have your child’s frame health checked? You can book an assessment with us by calling 8272 2862 or book an initial visit online here. https://www.surestarthealth.com.au/chiro-children/