Pediatric chiropractors are well-trained in evaluation and treatment of all stages of childhood development through adulthood. Each stage of development has specific commonalities, treatment needs, and delivery style that are more appropriate. Pediatric patients are not just little adults, and should not be treated as such.
Within days after birth, the newborn receives a comprehensive examination, including recommendations for in office or home care, if indicated.
The exam includes a cranial evaluation for proper cranial molding, including TMJ alignment and function - significant factors in chronic headaches in adults, and nursing difficulties in newborns.
The newborn chiropractic adjustment consists of 6-8 grams of pressure specifically directed to correct spinal alignment abnormalities (subluxations). This amount of pressure can be comfortably applied to your eyeball with the eyelid closed.
Dr. Ashtiani is completing her certification in pediatric chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).