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Paediatric Chiropractic in Hastings

dr-taylor-neck-pressure-child-patientOur philosophy at Joint Space Chiropractic is that everyone needs chiropractic care from the day they’re born until the day they die—and we’re here for you for the entire journey!

It may seem like babies have a pretty easy life, but their little bodies deal with a tremendous amount of stress while they’re in the womb, during the birth process and while they’re growing and developing. Their nervous systems have so much to process and learn in order for them to hit milestones and develop optimally.

Chiropractic care is gentle and can help with that critical brain/body connection that your baby needs to thrive.

Gentle Techniques

For infants, we use a technique called “touch and hold,” which is just a very light touch in the appropriate area. In fact, the pressure is about the same as what you use when you touch your eyelid. As kids get older, we use other gentle adjusting techniques that are considered prudent and tailored to each child’s specific needs.

We Take Our Time

Dr Taylor Epplett-Fletcher is a father of a little one himself, and he understands that kids can be nervous about new experiences. For infants, just having their favourite blanket is usually enough to put them at ease. For older kids, we’ll spend time playing blocks and bonding with them to build trust before beginning any assessment.


What Chiropractic Helps With

Since chiropractic care helps optimise nervous system function and biomechanics, it’s great for helping your child develop properly. Some of the specific issues we see in infants include:

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Digestive issues
  • Latching problems
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis

For older kids, we’re more likely to see issues such as:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Developmental delays

Help Your Child Flourish—Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule your child’s first appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!
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Paediatric Chiropractic Hastings, Hevelock North, Hawkes Bay | 020 4109 1999