INFANT AND CHILD CHIROPRACTOR – CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN IN MT ELIZA, FRANKSTON, MORNINGTON PENINSULA, SOMERVILLE, BAXTER
The practice of paediatrics within the chiropractic profession, is based on the principle that children are unique individuals undergoing the process of human development and not merely ‘little adults’. A paediatric chiropractor is a clinician capable of delivering gentle chiropractic care to a child, observing at all times the clinical parameters which would require that child to be referred to other health professionals where necessary.
How can Chiropractic Care Help Infants and Children?
Our chiropractors can treat a number of concerns experienced by babies and children. Some of the conditions we treat include:
Statistics say that 73% of parents are concerned about their child’s posture, especially with increased use of phones and tablets leading to slouching and potential spine and neck issues.
Mt. Eliza Family Chiropractic employs a technology based postural assessment system which detects even the most subtle postural deviations, generates a report with your child’s individual postural images, and then analyses the data relating the postural distortions to individual spinal biomechanics. We can use this assessment to tailor an individual care plan and track your child’s progress and improvement over time.
Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 10 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 10 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). The effects of scoliosis can include poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness as well as spinal pain and can be a more serious condition in children because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. Scoliosis can be managed by a children’s chiropractor in a variety of different ways to help alleviate pain and restore normal functionality.
Traumatic Birth Syndrome is a condition which describes the potential damage to an infants spine which may result from the birth process. This condition has been well documented in the medical research and can lead to all types of health problems. Our chiropractors can perform a thorough orthopaedic and neurological assessment of your child to identify and treat any potential issues.
Deformational Plagiocephaly is a condition characterised by a flat spot on the back or one side of an infants head caused by uneven pressure on the skull which may lead to developmental delays.
Our chiropractors can give you advice and tips on your baby’s positioning during sleep or when laid down, as well as explaining the options available to you to manage the condition, including the implementation of a Mimos Pillow.
Neurological Developmental Screening Tests are used to determine which parts of a child’s brain are functioning at the expected level for his/her age and/or which parts of the child’s brain are not functioning at the expected level. The results will provide us with insight as to whether your child may benefit from treatment and if so what type of treatment would be best suited.
Our chiropractor Jemima Hoult is trained in the field of paediatric neurological assessment and management.
Paediatric Chiropractor: Dr Glenn Maginness
Dr Glenn Maginness has a special interest in infants and children’s health and he is a true paediatric chiropractor as he sees only children in practice. He graduated in 1986 from RMIT University as a Doctor of Chiropractic and he completed a Masters degree in Chiropractic Paediatrics in 1998. Glenn is one of only a handful of chiropractors Australia wide to have achieved this degree.
Glenn regularly receives referrals of babies and young children from other health professionals who recognise his training and expertise in the field of chiropractic paediatrics. This includes referrals from paediatricians, medical doctors, maternal health nurses as well as midwives and obstetricians. Over the past 30+ years a reputation of professionalism and integrity has been established which has resulted in Glenn playing an integral role in the healthcare management of many families on the Mornington Peninsula.
As a testament to Glenn’s expertise in the paediatric field, Glenn is a much sought after speaker on the issue of chiropractic paediatric healthcare. He has held seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and as well as the U.K. since 2002, lecturing to other chiropractors in the field of Chiropractic Paediatrics.
Glenn has lived on the Mornington Peninsula with his family for over 30 years and hence his roots are firmly planted in his community.