Pediatric Chiropractic

Pediatric Chiropractic care is one of the core focuses here at Rai Chiropractic. We are passionate about helping our little patients build a strong and healthy foundation to grow upon. Children are at the beginning of their path in life and it’s important to have their spine and nervous system checked. Remember, children have the same spine and nervous system as adults.

At Rai Chiropractic, the doctors are specifically trained to analyze and correct a child’s spine and nervous system using techniques tailored to children that are safe, gentle, and effective. 

We want children to build healthy habits, and as parents ourselves we understand that by introducing these habits early on in life, it is highly likely that these habits will stick with our children and grow along with them. Our mantra is, “It is easier to build a healthy child than to fix a broken adult.” 

Why should I bring my child to a Pediatric Chiropractor?

The spine develops rapidly in the first 10 years of life. From a very young age, children are testing their spine. As they begin to crawl, walk, and grow, repetitive habits can put strain on the spine, causing asymmetry with neuromuscular function or joint misalignment. 

These strains continue as children grow and deal with everyday occurrences like carrying backpacks, increased tech use, and poor posture. Like dentistry, parents see the benefits of providing preventative care for their children. Chiropractic care plays an important role in a child’s overall health and wellness and it is beneficial and ideal for development throughout the major growth stages.

Should I be concerned?

Absolutely not! We always use safe and gentle techniques adapted for babies and children. If we do not feel that Chiropractic care is the best fit for your child, we will refer you to the ideal health practitioner.

When should my child have their first chiropractic check-up?

There is no minimum age for a child to have their first check-up. Pediatric Chiropractic care is gentle and specifically adapted to a child’s growing body. We understand that the first physical stress we all go through is the birth process, along with the many after-birth physical stresses. Growth milestones are met as children begin to crawl, sit and walk. With each of these developments, they are utilizing their spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care helps to ensure that the spine/nervous system is functioning at its best. Regular Chiropractic care increases a child’s resiliency as they reach each milestone. 

Rai Chiropractic’s team of doctors work with the Langley Child Development Centre, which assists children with special and developmental needs to reach a higher level of health. Over the last decade, we have been helping parents understand both the important and lesser-known aspects of their child’s health.

Our team of doctors are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is Webster Technique Certified. For more info please visit www.icpa4kids.org.