Fast Facts About Chiro for Kids

Fast Facts About Chiro for Kids

  • In Australia, chiropractors provide care to more than 30,000 paediatric patients (0-18 years old) every week.
  • Chiropractors are taught a range of techniques to care for patients and modify all care to suit the age, presentation and development of the patient.
  • There is very little evidence of harm associated with chiropractic care of paediatric patients.
  • All Australian chiropractors abide by a national Code of Conduct to ensure best practice and maintain the highest level of professional competence and ethics, including:
    • Ensuring the needs of the patient are at the forefront of all care;
    • Ensuring there is informed consent from the paediatric patient’s parent or guardian;
    • Carefully explaining the risks of care and alternatives to care to the parent or guardian; and
    • Identifying any ‘red flags’ to the paediatric patient and investigating, managing, co-managing or referring to an appropriate health practitioner.
  • Manual Therapies are valued by parents and form part of a comprehensive approach to paediatric care.
  • Chiropractors can play an active role in monitoring development, motor skills, and wellbeing through assessments.
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References

Chiropractic Care for Children – ACA. Retrieved 30 March 2021, from https://www.chiro.org.au/patients/about-chiropractic/chiro-and-kids/

https://members.chiro.org.au/images/stories/Files/CAA-Board/ACA_Infographic_Final_V4.pdf

https://members.chiro.org.au/images/ACA_Chiropractic_Care_for_Children_Inforgaphic.pdf