Positional Plagiocephaly
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Babies with flat and/or asymmetrical heads are a common presentation in many chiropractic centres.  Since the Back to Sleep campaign started in 1992, the number of babies with positional plagiocephaly has skyrocketed, affecting almost half of all babies aged 7-12 weeks (1). It is interesting how we have jumped straight to the conclusion that it […]

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Chiropractic Research
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Colic, reflux, bed-wetting, ear infections, ADHD, breastfeeding difficulties…  The list of challenges chiropractors work with in children is quite extensive.  And if you ask us, we get pretty good results too.  Judging by the responses from the Safer Care Victoria review it appears that parents agree.  Which is curious, as it seems the research is […]

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Paediatric Chiropractics
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The Hippocratic Oath of ‘First, do no harm,’ is paramount for all health care providers, including chiropractors. It goes without saying that adjustments for a small child are very different to those given to an adult. The Chiropractic Board of Australia requires chiropractors to be cognisant of children’s different anatomical, physiological, developmental and psychological presentation […]

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Naughty Kids
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One of my pet hates in practice is when one practice member judges another. As you can imagine, in an office full of kids there is the occasional child who does not feel like getting adjusted that day.  Some are tired, noisy or naughty.  However, remarks such as “Parents these days!”, or “All he needs […]

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Flat Feet
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As the children prepare to return to school in Australia, many chiropractors offer a ‘Back-to-school check-up’ looking at posture, back packs and school shoes.  A common concern in my practice is the issue with ‘flat feet’, with parents wondering if their child needs orthotics or a particular brand of shoes.  Whether you prescribe to the […]

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Chiropractic and Colic
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The Safer Care Victoria review found that colic was one of the few clinical presentations chiropractic might just possibly have a little bit of a positive effect on in children.  This brand-new colic study out of Denmark (where one in four babies are checked by a chiropractor in the first year of life, most of […]

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COVID Babies
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A lot can be said about humanity’s COVID experience, but there is one thing we probably all agree on – it has been very stressful.  Despite our current hardships it appears that we may not have witnessed the worst of the COVID repercussions yet. In an earth-shattering study commented on in the British Medical Journal […]

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A Good Night’s Sleep
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Sleeeeep – oh, the beauty of a good night’s sleep!  Conversely, how lousy do we feel when the night has been an exercise in logrolls and sheep counting.  Of course it is natural to have good nights and bad nights, with daylight savings, heat waves, activity levels and emotional states potentially playing temporary havoc with […]

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Spring, Sun and Sunscreen
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Yippee, spring is here 😊! With the gorgeous weather and the unmentionable restrictions easing, we (in the Southern Hemisphere) are so excited for the opportunity to play outside – on the beach, in the bush, in the garden – anywhere, as long as it is in the sun. Of course, with that lovely time outside […]

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