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Paediatric Chiropractic Care in Kelowna

It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.

Your child was created with an incredible healing potential inside their body. Subluxations (misalignments of the spine affecting the nerve system) can keep them from fully expressing this health potential.
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Helping Our Young Clients Stay Well

Your child’s spine is their lifeline. The spinal cord contains billions of nerve fibres that are responsible for sending life and vital messages from the brain to every part of the body. Spinal problems can start from birth, which is shown to be traumatic for a baby’s spine.

As your child grows, the important nerves that surround the spinal cord are affected by trauma and injury that cause misalignments, called subluxations. Dr. Wood, Chiropractor Kelowna is extensively trained in locating and correcting subluxations, keeping your child’s nerve system healthy. With our younger clients, we find that because their problems haven’t existed for long, they clear up quickly.

Our adjustments are simple, extremely specific and exceptionally gentle. By finding and correcting unhealthy patterns now, they can benefit well into adulthood.

Checking for Optimal Health

Once your child’s problem is cleared up, we recommend they have regular checks to make sure they maintain their alignment and health. Studies show that within two weeks of a subluxation being present, there are cellular changes to the soft tissues, ligaments and muscles as they compensate. With regular checks, these changes can be addressed immediately.

In newborns and children of all ages, we see improvements with many conditions, such as:

  • Breastfeeding issues
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues
  • Growing pains
  • Headaches
  • Imbalanced movements
  • Problems with rolling over or turning the head

Click here to see a list of conditions that research shows chiropractic care can improve in children.

The pressure needed for a baby or child’s adjustment is about the same that you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato or peach. Dr. Wood has found that gentle subtle techniques work well for children, so he rarely uses any manual adjustments. No pain is involved and kids love getting adjusted.

Trained in Paediatric Chiropractic

Dr. Wood holds a Fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He has checked and adjusted thousands of children over his many years in practice. With three kids of his own, Dr. Wood gives them weekly checks to make sure they enjoy the best possible health.


Start Your Child Off on the Right Foot

Check out the book that Dr. Wood co-authored (available in our office) titled, “The Art of Being Healthy,” to read hundreds of miracle stories about young chiropractic clients, many of them from our office. Contact us today to get started on improving your family’s health!


Mission Family Chiropractic | Pediatric Chiropractor Kelowna | (250) 712-0900