Chiropractor for kids

Broddick Chiro Web-199Many adults go to chiropractors and benefit from a musculo-skeletal system that functions at a higher level.  I am in no way a pushy person and I prefer to allow my patients to take control of their health and make their own decisions.  However, it amazes me the number of patients that have never considered having their children or babies assessed by me.  The benefits of chiropractic in children and babies is truly unbelievable.  I see a lot of babies that come in because they are colicky or constipated.  Research has shown huge improvements in colic when parents bring their baby to a chiropractor for kids.  Unfortunately, babies cannot say to us what is bothering them but the colic can be simply a result of neck and back pain.  The birth/delivery process can be traumatic and can cause the spinal column to shift and put extra pressure on nerves that exit the spinal cord, and lead to colic or constipation in babies.  As for kids, they are generally very active and more prone to falls than adults.  Lots of falls paired with gymnastics or sports and you may understand why the spinal column can be shifted out of line and may or may not cause pain (the pain may appear later in life).  Will I be using the same techniques and force that I use with adults during adjustments on children/babies?  As a chiropractor for kids, the force used and techniques employed are completely different when compared to chiropractic for adults.  In children and babies, very minimal pressure and force is required to deliver the same great results that adults experience when being treated by the chiropractor.  Chiropractic is extremely safe for kids and babies and they often respond faster to chiropractic adjustments than adults!  Chiropractic is not for everyone, and this applies to not only adults but children and babies as well.  However, if you are interested, I would be happy to explain the procedure and what to expect during the treatment.  You have to be comfortable in order for the chiropractic treatments to be most effective.  As a chiropractor for kids, I want to make sure that each treatment is a positive experience as we all know that a bad experience can stay with you for years to come.  Dr. Ryan Broddick

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Do I need foot orthotics?

This is a common question at the clinic.  As a chiropractor, I can help relieve various musculoskeletal aches and pains but many patients are unaware of the benefits of foot orthotics and that many chiropractors are able to prescribe them.  Did you know that problems with the arches in your feet, shape of the feet or the positioning of your feet can lead to pain higher up?  There has been endless published research studies that have shown a link between foot “issues” and ankle, knee, hip, low back and even upper back and neck pain.  It is hard to imagine the link but it does exist!  I am not saying that all pain can be traced back to the feet, but if treatments are not helping, or if you would like your treatments to last longer then this is something to consider checking out.  At the clinic, we offer a digital foot scan which evaluates how the feet are positioned and where the high and low pressure point areas are located.  We compare your scan to what is considered “normal” and check your gait (the way you walk) and find out what kind of pain you are experiencing.  If you are a candidate for foot orthotics then additional measurements are taken and a foam cast is taken of your feet.  This final step allows the orthotic manufacturing laboratory to custom fit an orthotic to your specific feet.  The patient’s sex, weight, age, activity level, occupation and footwear worn are all considered when choosing correct foot orthotics.

Thank you for reading, and please feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions –  Dr. Ryan BroddickBroddick #Chiropractic and #Acupuncture is a pain relief and wellness clinic located at 62 Stanley Street, Ayr, Ontario serving #Ayr #Paris #Drumbo #GlenMorris #Plattsville #Princeton #Cambridge #Kitchener #Waterloo #Brantford #Ontario and surrounding areas.  We offer a number of cutting edge treatment options so please look through our services and products to see how we may be able to help you!  For updated hours, contests, promotions and health information please visit the clinic Facebook and Twitter pages.