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Pediatric Chiropractic at Funk Chiropractic

Funk Chiropractic is a place for all ages, where you can bring your entire family to get the natural care they need to thrive. You might not think of a child as needing chiropractic care. It’s true; kids don’t express pain and discomfort the way adults do. But that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from a chiropractic checkup.

Chiropractic is a way of making sure your child’s body works correctly as they grow and develop. It may even help prevent injuries and other issues that can become lifelong problems if not addressed right away. We want to make sure your kids can maintain abundant health for a lifetime!

The Benefits of Getting Your Kids Adjusted

Children who see a chiropractor tend to have fewer bouts of sickness. Getting adjusted doesn’t just keep them healthy, however. It teaches them that from a young age, they have a choice to be proactive about their well-being. As they grow up seeing a chiropractor regularly, they’ll have a lifelong desire and the knowledge to remain healthy through nutrition, physical activity and chiropractic.

What an incredible advantage for a child to have!

The Pediatric New Patient Process

Our pediatric patients go through much the same process as our adult patients do. If your child doesn’t have any particular problems and you want them to be a wellness patient, their examination may not require as many forms of testing as we would normally do.

We individualize everything we do, from the new patient process to the adjustments. For example, an infant wouldn’t have much of a health history for a parent to inform us on, which would make that part of the visit a little shorter.

Touching baby feetPeople ask us all the time, “How do you adjust a baby?” When we adjust our pediatric patients, it’s much different than what we do for an adult. The manner in which the adjustment is performed, the amount of pressure used and the feeling of the adjustment are customized to your child’s age.

When we adjust an infant, a single finger might be all that’s needed. The pressure applied is what you’d use to check the ripeness of a peach at the grocery store. If the child is older, Dr. Funk may use his hands but with an extremely gentle form of pressure. The adjustment will be adapted to what’s appropriate for your child’s age.

Dr. Funk is a father of five children, who are his everything. Since they’re adjusted regularly, he understands the importance of making chiropractic fun and engaging for them. When your child comes in, we’ll keep it fun for them to be here. They’ll be involved each step of the way.

Another reason we like to keep our adjustments gentle is that we’d never want your child to feel intimidated. By keeping it light-in our atmosphere and our adjustments-your child will be happy to return for a follow-up visit.

My child is struggling with developmental milestones. Can you help?

For one of our pediatric patients, we worked together with physical therapists. The little girl was almost 2 and not walking or crawling. She would just scoot on the ground, sliding around. Using hands to mobilize, we did adjusting and worked with physical therapists. Within a few months, the young girl was crawling. A few months later, she was walking. She still comes in for occasional adjustments. We are always willing to work with other providers our pediatric patients have.
At what age should I start bringing my child in to see the chiropractor?

Dr. Funk’s oldest children were born while he was in chiropractic college. After he was licensed, he and his wife welcomed three more children, all of whom were adjusted shortly after birth. In fact, the OB-GYN was even interested in watching the process, and Dr. Funk explained it step by step!

We recommend that you start your child on seeing a chiropractor when they’re infants. If your child is already older, however, it’s never too late to begin.

Why would you have a baby or child adjusted?

Think about a child in the womb. They’re crammed into a pretty tight space toward the end of pregnancy. Then, they’re tugged and pulled out of Mom. As the baby grows, they begin to roll, crawl, stand and walk. They’re constantly tripping, falling and running into things.

Think of what all this activity does to their body. In the next, 5, 10 or 20 years, what might take place if those problems aren’t taken care of? They can become long-term issues. It’s easy and quick to clear them up right away, not to mention better for their long-term health.

What are the benefits my child will experience from care?

With chiropractic care, the goal is to get the body working at a higher level. When your child experiences this, they’ll have fewer missed days of school, feel healthier and be able to live up to their full potential.
Can chiropractic help with colic?

Chiropractic doesn’t treat a specific symptom. It simply helps the body to work as it should. Colic is a common symptom, however, that parents bring their children in for. We get the baby or child’s body working so that the problem can be corrected.

Complimentary Consultations

If you’re wondering what we can do for your child, you can have a consultation at no cost. Contact our team now to book your time to discuss pediatric chiropractic!

Pediatric Chiropractor in Yuba City CA | (530) 300-1000