Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Wilsonville
We believe strongly in starting kids off right with a passion for health. Our goal is to change the mindset of the next generation to value preventative health care. Most people are born naturally healthy, and we should keep it that way. More than ever we are seeing children who are born inherently sick, but we know we can change that, one patient at a time.
Kids get it! It makes sense to them. If you make healthy choices, you’ll be healthy. It’s that simple.
Chiropractic care can help clear up health conditions but also helps kids be more social, more focused, more driven and, overall, better behaved.
Your First Visit
Unless your child is very young, there really isn’t much you need to do to prepare for your first visit. You might consider scheduling a time to come into the office without your child to provide us with their medical history.
If your child is younger than 5, we will typically not take X-rays. We will conduct a kid-friendly exam, keeping things light-hearted and fun. Generally, with small children we will adjust on the first visit since we are not taking X-rays and will have all the information we need to proceed with care. For older children, we will take X-rays and undergo a thorough analysis before adjusting for the first time.
Your Second Visit
For our very young practice members who have received their first adjustments, subsequent appointments will likely last no more than 10 minutes. Older children, like adults, will return for a second visit where we review our report of findings. Typically we will review the report with parents first and then share the information with the children at a more child-appropriate level. Children who were not adjusted at their first visit will receive their first adjustment.
We are unlike other providers in the area because we rely on the nerve scan to provide us information that a child may not be able to verbalize. The scan and our thorough analysis help us provide the gentlest, most effective treatment possible, minimizing the number of visits required to get your child feeling better.
To put your child at ease, we involve them in their care. We bring it down to a level they can understand. If a child resists being adjusted, we don’t force it on them. We’ll simply bring them back another time and try again. If we insist on adjusting, we may not get them relaxed enough to treat them again in the future.
We also happily make house calls to introduce ourselves to children or address any particular concerns or considerations. We try to be as accommodating as possible to provide the child with a pleasant, positive chiropractic experience.
One Boy’s Story
Every day is another opportunity for us to see the life-changing power of chiropractic. Nothing makes us happier than seeing someone have their health restored or pain relieved.
“At 2 years of age, a young boy had learned to walk but had suddenly stopped and wouldn’t walk again for two to three months. Neither his primary physician nor physical therapist was able to help determine what had made the boy stop walking. After just two adjustments in our office, the boy was back to walking, running, jumping and playing!”