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Pediatric Chiropractic Care
at Adjusted For Life Chiropractic Health Centre

Getting kids off to a healthy start in life and helping them maintain their well-being throughout childhood, is why family chiropractic is our greatest passion. That’s why we offer pediatric chiropractic at Adjusted For Life Chiropractic Health Centre. Here, we love seeing children of all ages flourish! “Kids have great energy, so it’s always fun interacting with them. With how active they are, I take great joy in playing a part in their healthy development” said Dr. Ford.

What Is It?

Pediatric chiropractic is an assessment of a child’s overall health. We look at muscle tone, symmetry of movement, and ensure kids hit the proper developmental milestones, whether sitting, standing or walking. We also check for common congenital abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.

What to Expect

We ask that you have your child wear something that allows them to move freely during the appointment. Restrictive clothes can make it difficult for us to do our thorough assessment of the neck, spine, pelvis, and hip.

Please note that a parent must be present in the room for patients under 18.

This initial appointment focuses on building rapport with your child and helping them feel comfortable with Dr. Ford and the clinic. At this visit, we also want to understand any concerns your child has.

If your child is nervous, we have creative strategies to assess them. For infants, we do a lot of tummy time on the mum and check the pelvis that way. If your child is a little older, we can have them play while we do an evaluation.

What happens at these visits depends on your child’s age, and complaint. These appointments are shorter in duration compared to the initial visit. We will focus on addressing any concerns from the examination and provide home care for you to do with your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between an adult adjustment and an infant adjustment?

When we adjust adults we are gentle but use more force than with an infant. Adjustments on an infant are more of a gentle mobilization into the restricted motion, to help restore that plane of movement.

Why would I want to get an infant or toddler adjusted?

We want to ensure they have symmetry of motion. Often, we see that babies favor one side, whether it’s rolling, looking or sleeping. We also check for congenital hip dysplasia. If present this is an immediate referral to an orthopedic specialist.

Why do school-aged kids need chiropractic?

Again, we want to ensure everything is moving symmetrically, and there are no areas a child is limited in. Since kids are growing so quickly, it is important for them to be moving well during their development.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at Adjusted For Life Chiropractic Health Centre!


Pediatric Chiropractic Care Calgary NW, North West Calgary, Capitol Hill, AB | (403) 284-4743