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Paediatric Care

Paediatric Care

 

Parenthood can present us with many little hurdles, particularly in the early days. Problems ranging from latch and breastfeeding issues, head favouring positions, flat head, poor sleeping patterns, developmental delay, colic and reflux, constipation and unsettled babies is just a few reasons parents seek help and guidance from our clinic.

 

Our resident Paediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractor Dr. Jemima Nelson is one of a select few practitioners with postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Australia. She receives referrals from lactations consultants, midwives, speech therapists, and GP’s as her approach is gentle and specific. Dr. Jemima strives to provide a holistic approach to your child, which is reflected in her thorough examination process and recommendations.

 

Dr. Jemima Nelson keeps up to date with her knowledge and skills by attending yearly seminars on a range of topics from tongue tie, breastfeeding, developmental delay and musculoskeletal problems in children. This gives  Dr. Jemima the tools to care for her little patients the best way she can.

 

Dr. Jemima Nelson uses only gentle techniques on babies and children, and there is no ‘cracking’ or manipulating. Treatment focuses on releasing tightness and restriction with gentle and subtle movements. Dr. Jemima uses cranio-sacral release work and gentle mobilization techniques. We have had babies only hours old sleep through their first adjustment! Birth is very arduous and traumatic for both mother and baby, so it is important to have your little one assessed for any muscle and joint imbalances.

 

Some common musculoskeletal problems manifest in babies as;

  • Irritable and fussy behaviour
  • Poor sleeping patterns
  • Head favouring position
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Babies who dislike car trips, tummy time or clothes and nappy changes
  • Head shape irregularities
  • Not reaching milestones (like rolling or lifting head)

 

Dr. Jemima also has a passion for food intolerances in babies and children, particularly during breastfeeding, as she experienced this with her own children.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to Dr. Jemima please phone our clinic or email jemima@thrivehealthco.com.au

 

References:

Chiropractic Care of a paediatric patient with reflux, irritable infant syndrome and sleep disorders Alacantara J, Anderson R The Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association 2008 Dec; 52(4) 248-255

Long-Term Effects of Infant Colic: A Survey Comparison of Chiropractic Treatment and Nontreatment GroupsJ Manipulative Physiol Ther 2009 (Oct); 32 (8): 635–6382:

Vitiello, A and Pollard, H.Chiropractic Management of Deformational Plagiocephaly in Infants: An Alternative to Device-Dependent Therapy CJA Vol. 32 Issue 2, p52.

Quezada, D. Chiropractic care of an infant with plagiocephaly. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics 2004; 6(1): 342-8

(Ian Kim , Keith Hammond , Joel Alcantara , Kelly Holt Immediate Resolution of Constipation in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care:  A Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 61-65

Marko, S.The Effect of Chiropractic Care on an Infant with Problems of Constipation: A Case Study Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 No. 3 Dec. 1994.

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