Celebration!
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  I am bursting with pride!!! I am sitting in an auditorium with hundreds of people – certainly also bursting with pride – watching my daughter walk across the podium to receive her post-graduate degree. The gown, the funny hat, a tube with the prized diploma, all theatricals communicating what a special day this is. […]

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Goal Setting
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It is the start of a new year and the ideal time for goal setting and planning for the year ahead. Having a clear focus helps directing energy and attention and eases decision making for how to spend our precious time and resources. This is the advice I have been given by every mentor, teacher […]

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Change to Developmental Milestones.
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How often do you have the conversation about ‘Common vs normal’ with your practice members?  Forward head posture, the amount of soft drink consumed, crawling techniques and time spent on social media just to mention a few topics – the distinction is important to point out: ‘Just because your friends are all the same doesn’t […]

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Chiropractic Adjustments for Infants and Children
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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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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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