Chiropractic is safe and effective for children. Dr. Dodge adjusts all ages of children, newborns to teens. His non-force and low-force techniques are perfect for all ages, and Dr. Dodge has completed an extensive extra training in pediatrics through the ICPA. He is board certified for pediatric chiropractic care.
Children experience many changes and challenges while their bodies are rapidly developing. Dr. Dodge recommends recieving wellness care adjustments as part of preventative health care about once a month for most children. Getting evaluated at birth and major milestones (holding head up, sitting, crawling, walking) are critical times to be adjusted to encourage proper development. Eighty percent of a child's nervous system is developed in the first two years of life, making it an especially important time to receive regular chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic care for children has been shown to aid in treating:
- Breathing problems and asthma
- Developmental delay
- Nursing/latch difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
- Allergic reactions
- Chronic ear infections
- Learning disorders
As children grow and participate in normal activities like sports and play, small but significant misalignments during this period of rapid growth may lead toward more concerning problems later in life. Childhood injuries are also an important time to seek chiropractic care.
In addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Dodge is trained in cranial adjusting - this correction of misalignment in the
bones of the skull is critical for children 0-2, and especially effective in treating and preventing plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), headaches, ear infections, and sinus discomfort.
With two children of his own, Dr. Dodge is skilled at getting on the child's level and ensuring comfort during adjustments in our