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How do you choose a Chiropractor for your whole family?

Updated: May 23

Chiropractic care for children is a topic of growing interest and popularity among parents seeking safe and effective healthcare options for their families. As parents, you may have questions about the safety and appropriateness of chiropractic care for your child, particularly within the context of the UK's healthcare system. In this blog post, we'll provide you with information on chiropractic care for paediatric patients, helping you make informed decisions about your child's health.

In the United Kingdom, chiropractors are regulated healthcare professionals governed by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC sets standards for chiropractic education, practice, and conduct, ensuring that chiropractors provide safe and effective care to patients of all ages, including children.

Chiropractic care for paediatric patients is considered safe when delivered by a qualified and registered chiropractor. Chiropractors undergo extensive training that includes specialised education in the assessment and treatment of children.

They are trained to use gentle and age-appropriate techniques tailored to the unique needs of paediatric patients.

These can include gentle:

  • joint manipulation

  • mobilisations with incredibly gentle and slow application and

  • soft tissue work.

You can also be given 'homework' to help your child between adjustments.

It's important to note that chiropractic care should and can be integrated into your child's overall healthcare plan and used in conjunction with other appropriate medical interventions as needed.

Choosing a Chiropractor for Your Child

When selecting a chiropractor for your child, it's essential to choose a practitioner who is registered with the GCC and adheres to their standards of practice. Additionally, consider the following factors:

1. Paediatric Experience: Look for a chiropractor who has experience working with children and who understands the unique needs of paediatric patients.

2. Thorough consultation and report of findings appointments: We recommend you choose a chiropractic clinic that has a full consultation process for you to be listened to and your baby/child has an in depth examination (inclusive of orthopaedic, neurological and postural assessments) prior to being adjusted.

3. Communication Skills: Choose a chiropractor who communicates openly and effectively with both you and your child, addressing any concerns or questions you may have.

4. Holistic Approach: Seek a chiropractor who takes a holistic approach to care, considering your child's overall health and well-being.

Chiropractic care can be a valuable component of your child's healthcare regimen when delivered by a qualified and registered practitioner. By adhering to the standards set forth by the GCC and choosing a chiropractor who meets these standards, you can feel confident in the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for your child. If you have any questions or concerns about chiropractic care for paediatric patients, we encourage you to reach out to us at Connected Chiropractic.

Your child's health and well-being are our top priorities.


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