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The function of the spine is vitally important to the wellbeing of a growing little body. Many parents chose to have their children checked by a chiropractor from a young age. Our techniques are adapted to be gentle enough for even the youngest spines. 


Chiropractic Care & Children

Dr Bridie is experienced in caring for people of all ages including newborns and children. Chiropractic care for children is gentle and safe and we find that most children enjoy visiting our office. Many spinal problems in adults are first initiated by accidents or injuries during childhood.

The birth process, learning to walk, childhood accidents and carrying heavy backpacks can all place stress on a child’s developing spine and nervous system. For this reason many parents choose to have their child checked by a chiropractor.


Chiropractic care for children is extremely gentle. Most adjustments on children are performed using an activator- an instrument that makes a tiny tapping sensation on the spine or by hand using no more force than you would to test if a tomato was ripe.

Chiropractic care for children has an impeccable safety record with not one serious adverse reaction to care reported in literature in the past 20 years (1). This makes chiropractic care a very safe first choice for your child.

As the twig is bent so grows the tree…
— Anon.

1. Doyle M F. Is chiropractic paediatric care safe? A best evidence topic. Clinical Chiropractic (2011) 14, 97—105