Suboptimal Behaviors

SIGNS OF DISCOMFORT:

  • Holds/ rubs head frequently

  • Refusing to walk/exercise

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Posturing

  • Back or neck pain

  • Easily agitated when touched

  • Stimming, repetitive behavior

  • Sensory seeking: licking, jumping, deep pressure

 

SIGNS OF FIGHT OR FLIGHT:

  • Hypersensitive to lights, sounds, or textures

  • Enlarged pupils

  • Sweats easily or often

  • Often anxious or worried

  • Frequent rosy cheeks/flushed

  • Irritable or aggressive behavior

  • Difficulty digesting foods

Pediatric Special Assessments:

We understand that no two children are alike. We also understand that the tiniest members of the family can have the biggest impact on the happiness & well being of the rest of the family. A little can go a long way.

Please know, we do not treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any specific disease or condition. We take a whole body systemic approach to understanding how to support individual physiology to function at its most optimal level. Living the life you & your family want on your terms. 

  • Chiropractic care

  • Cranial analysis & correction

  • Vagal nerve stimulation

  • Eye light therapy

  • Low level laser

  • Vibration therapy

  • Deep pressure therapy

  • Primitive reflex integration

  • Autism

  • Sensory Processing Concerns

  • Headaches & Neck Pain

  • Tummy & Back Pain

  • ADHD & hyperactivity

  • Grumpy or Moody Kids

  • Anxious or Nervous Kids

  • Refusal to Walk, Exercise

  • Fatigue/ Bad Sleepers

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Colic & Excessive Crying

  • Ear aches

  • Head banging

  • Yeast & Gut Concerns

  • Sad/ Depressed Kiddos

  • Picky Eaters

CREATING COMFORT

Available options:

  • Dim the lights / low lighting options

  • Sound machine / white noise

  • No perfumes / plugins

  • Flexible seating options

  • Essential oil diffusion options

  • Toys, fidget spinners, sensory options

  • Weighted blanket / vest

  • Emotional support - Meet Elsa

Childhood Brain Development:

Brain development in the first 2 years after birth is extremely dynamic and likely plays an important role in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and schizophrenia.

 

There was robust growth of the human brain in the first two years of life.

Cerebellum volume also increased substantially in the first year of life.

The structural underpinnings of cognitive and motor development in early childhood, as well as the potential pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders cannot be overlooked.1

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are diagnosed in approximately 1 out of 59 children in the United States,

& given the increasing evidence that early intervention improves outcomes for children with ASD.

Earlier detection and intervention efforts are improving the long-term functioning of children with ASD. There is now clear evidence that the first signs and symptoms of ASD are evident for most children by 12-18 months of age. 2

Misalignments of the spine or spinal dysfunction/stress (as opposed to disease) as being an altered state of mechanics demonstrating either an incorrect motion, pain, or restricted movement should be assessed. 

Pain is presented as a misleading symptom that cannot be relied upon to monitor the results of treatment. 3

Structural stress and compensation patterns affecting energy distribution, neurological input, and fascial tension should be assessed and corrected for optimal growth and development.

Resources:

 

1 Knickmeyer, R. C., Gouttard, S., Kang, C., Evans, D., Wilber, K., Smith, J. K., … Gilmore, J. H. (2008). A Structural MRI Study of Human Brain Development from Birth to 2 Years. The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 28(47), 12176–12182. http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3479-08.2008

2 Martínez-Pedraza, F. de L., & Carter, A. S. (2009). Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18(3), 645–663. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2009.02.002

3 Stanley V. Paris; Mobilization of the Spine, Physical Therapy, Volume 59, Issue 8, 1 August 1979, Pages 988–995, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/59.8.988

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