Chiropractic check ups throughout
childhood may help to identify early
Toddler tumbles, poor posture, heavy school bags and hours on the computer and in front of the TV may put stress on our children’s spines and musculoskeletal systems. Saffron Walden Chiropractic Clinic recommends assessing posture, alignment, joint function and movement patterns in young children. Chiropractic check ups throughout childhood may help to identify early musculoskeletal issues. Thus, whilst some children consult us with musculoskeletal symptoms, many come for Chiropractic check ups with the whole family. As with all our patients we will ask a full medical history, including a history of birth and any falls or childhood illnesses, and carry out a thorough examination.
Our chiropractors always adapt our treatment to each individual’s needs and this is especially so in the case of treating children. We use soft tissue techniques, blocks and gentle mobilisations and adjustments (manipulation) to aim to improve joint function. Our chiropractors may also give postural and exercise advice to help to address the underlying cause. We aim to put children at ease and our little patients are invited to manipulate our resident Chiropractic teddy bear as well as play with rehabilitation equipment and take home Chiropractic sticker!
If you would like to find out more about Chiropractic Care for children please get in touch.
My daughter Charlotte, who is fifteen, has been suffering from headaches for a long time. Since attending the clinic they have been able to identify the source of the headaches and she is undergoing a range of treatments which have significantly improved her condition. The staff at the clinic are extremely professional and caring.
I went to the chiropractor when I was really weary of being in constant pain, I now realise it does not have to be like that. I eventually convinced my husband to go, who consistently had back trouble and he now goes regularly, to maintain his back, he is so glad he took my advice!! My eldest daughter had discomfort in her feet and although we saw various professionals it was the exercises that the chiropractor gave us that we feel have helped her the most.
I have been going to Jo McCarey’s clinic with my family for 7 years now. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough, to both adults and babies/children. They have treated me and my children for all sorts of conditions, as well as advising me on preventative measures to adapt in order to prevent further complications. Most importantly, their approach is always caring, friendly and professional across the board, whether you are dealing with the practitioners or the receptionists. I always feel welcome and nothing is too much bother.
Your service is not only excellent but extremely personal too. Focused on a holistic approach to the whole person, and in our case the whole family, we can’t recommend you enough.
The reception staff are always extremely helpful and friendly. Chiropractors are all excellent with children and are very thorough and listen attentively to the patient.
I have been seeing Jo McCarey and her colleagues at the Saffron Walden Chiropractic Clinic since 2002. Jo’s treatment has always been effective and has included advice on exercises to do at home to self treat and alleviate pain. The clinic helped me through my pregnancy in 2005/2006. I now take my daughter to the clinic. She loves visiting Jo for her treatment, the friendly atmosphere means she is not worried about ‘the clicks’ as she calls them. She is allowed to do the clicks herself on the resident teddy bear and to play on the equipment in the treatment room.
My son has received fantastic support and treatment from this clinic. I was recommended we came to see Jo and I am glad we did. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
When Emily, aged 12 yrs old, had her first appointment with Jo, she had a very obvious asymmetry to her spine. With on-going treatment coupled with exercises at home, the results have been amazing. Emily’s posture is much improved and her condition has been completely corrected. I can’t recommend Jo highly enough.