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Kids and chiro(1)

  1. 1. FamilyFamilyWellnessWellnessChiropractic CareChiropractic Care
  2. 2. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.50 years ago progressive parentsbegan to recognize the importanceof dental care for wellness.
  3. 3. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.25 years ago progressive parentsbegan to recognize the importanceof Chiropractic Care for wellness.
  4. 4. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.In today’s society we are beginning tounderstand that we can benefit fromutilizing a wellness model of care.Expanding to WellnessExpanding to Wellness
  5. 5. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Believes that if you’renot sick then you’re well• The shortcoming of thisapproach is that it waitsfor the problem tomanifest instead ofpreventing the problemA Medical Model
  6. 6. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Recognizes that theabsence of symptomsdoes not mean health• The advantage of thismodel is that by practicinga wellness lifestyle weprevent future problemsA Wellness Model
  7. 7. FamilyFamily WellnessWellnessWhat is the role of aWhat is the role of aChiropractor?Chiropractor?
  8. 8. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The role of a Family Wellness Chiropractor is tohelp parents raise healthier children.
  9. 9. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Is a resources teller• Is a lifestyle specialist• Provides families withwellness informationFamily Wellness Chiropractor
  10. 10. Why do progressiveWhy do progressiveParentsParentsbring theirbring theirchildren to achildren to aChiropractor?Chiropractor?
  11. 11. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The purpose of the spine is to house and protectyour child’s nervous system.
  12. 12. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• The brain, spinal cordand nerves make up thenervous system and arethe master controller ofall of the body’s systemsThe Nervous System
  13. 13. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• A child’s immunity,digestion and respiratorysystem are examples ofbodily systems directedby this master controllerThe Body’s Systems
  14. 14. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• The brain is like a computerthat sends signals (or nerveimpulses) down the spinalcord to the muscles, organsand glands via nervesThe Nervous System
  15. 15. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Minor falls or traumasmay cause the smallvertebra of the spineor pelvis to move outof alignmentVertebral Subluxation
  16. 16. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Vertebral Subluxation caninterfere with nerveimpulses getting to yourchild’s muscles, organsand glandsNerve Interference
  17. 17. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Ear infections and colic• Bed wetting• Asthma and allergies• Poor posture and attitude• Poor study habits• Headaches, etc.Symptoms of nerve interference may includethe following:Interference to WellnessInterference to Wellness
  18. 18. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.NervousNervous==A HealthyA HealthyA HealthyA HealthyChildChildSystemSystem
  19. 19. Why shouldWhy shouldNewbornNewborn bebemymychecked?checked?
  20. 20. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• During pregnancya woman’s pelvicbones may lose theirnormal position orability to movePelvic Misalignment
  21. 21. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• This may in turnaffect the uterus,muscles andligaments causingin-utero constraintIn-Utero Constraint
  22. 22. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.In-utero constraint is very unhealthy for the babybecause of the unusual stresses put on theirdeveloping spine and nervous system.
  23. 23. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Breech• May cause issueswith the neck andmiddle back
  24. 24. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 50% more likely to have hip dislocation• Asymmetry in their face• Postural distortionBreech
  25. 25. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Transverse Lie• This fetus is more likelyto be a c-section anddevelop postural scoliosis
  26. 26. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Brow or Facial Presentation• Traumatic to theupper neck andback area
  27. 27. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: Dickman CA, et al. Pediatric spinal trauma: vertebral column and spinalcord injuries in children. Pediatric Neurosci 1989; vol. 15:237-256Birth trauma is estimated to be one of the top tenleading causes of infant mortality in the U.S.Infant Mortality
  28. 28. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Birth Trauma• HandsHands
  29. 29. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Birth Trauma• VacuumVacuumExtractorExtractor
  30. 30. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Birth Trauma• ForcepsForceps
  31. 31. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Birth Trauma• C-SectionC-Section
  32. 32. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: Answers Prove Elusive as C-section rate rises; Rita Rubin, USA Today,January 7, 2008In 2006, 31.1% of U.S. births were by C-section,a 50% increase over the previous decade.As the rate of c-sections has risen, so has therate of pregnancy-associated deaths.C-Sections Increase
  33. 33. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Your Doctor of Chiropractic has been trained togently and thoroughly examine your newborn orinfant’s spine for areas of vertebral subluxationwhich can lead to interference to their wellness.A Gentle Exam
  34. 34. Why doesWhy doesChildChildneedneedmymyChiropractic care?Chiropractic care?
  35. 35. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The Family Wellness Chiropractor is the onlyhealthcare professional that recognizes thatoutside stressors can have a negative impact onyour child’s overall health and wellness.
  36. 36. 3CausesCausesofof Stress toStress toChildrenChildren
  37. 37. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.33ReasonReasonChemicals in our food,water and environmentcan place negativestress on a child’sdeveloping body.Chemical StressorsChemical Stressors
  38. 38. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 70% of infants are breastfedat birth• Only 36% at 6 months• Less than 18% at 12 monthsSources: www.childtrendsdatabank.org/indicators/90Breastfeeding.cfm andwww.childbirthsolutions.com/articles/postpartum/infantformula/index.phpFormula Feeding Infants
  39. 39. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.childtrendsdatabank.org/indicators/90Breastfeeding.cfm andwww.childbirthsolutions.com/articles/postpartum/infantformula/index.phpFormula Feeding Infants• Increased likelihoodof infections• Prone to developingallergies later in life
  40. 40. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 6.7 billion gallons ofmilk are consumedeach year• Children consume46% (3.1 billion)• Milk is one of theleading foodallergensMilk ConsumptionSources: annisa.gaia.com/blog/2007/1/martha_quinn_too andwww.rense.com/general26/milk.htm
  41. 41. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.20% of children are eating fast food20% of children are eating fast foodmore than three times a weekmore than three times a weekApproximately $150 billion is spent onApproximately $150 billion is spent onfast food each yearfast food each yearSources: www.sph.umn.edu/print/about/news/releases/fastfood031908.html andwww.cardtrak.com/news/2005/12/20/fast_food_cardsWe live in a toxic food environmentWe live in a toxic food environment
  42. 42. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.sph.umn.edu/print/about/news/releases/fastfood031908.html andwww.cardtrak.com/news/2005/12/20/fast_food_cards• Studies link this to insulinresistance, obesity andtype 2 diabetes• Currently 9 millionchildren are obeseObesity Link
  43. 43. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• A can of soda containsup to 55mg of caffeineSources: Jacobson, Michael PhD, Liquid Candy, Center for Science in the PublicInterest and health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/050328/28sugar.b.htmand www.kidshealth.org• An energy drink containsup to 350mg of caffeineCaffeine
  44. 44. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 13% of the averagechild’s daily caloriescome from soft drinks• 140 pounds of sugarare consumed perperson per yearSugarSources: Jacobson, Michael PhD, Liquid Candy, Center for Science in the PublicInterest and health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/050328/28sugar.b.htmand www.kidshealth.org
  45. 45. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Children will be given 48 doses of 14 vaccines beforethe age of 6.Sources: NVIC www.NVIC.org; Vaccination Handout
  46. 46. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: NVIC www.NVIC.org; Vaccination HandoutIn the past 25 years the number of doses of vaccinesgiven children under 6 has more than doubled.
  47. 47. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Ethylene Glycol• Latex• MSG• Mercury & Aluminum• Hydrochloric acid• FormaldehydeVaccine IngredientsSources: NVIC www.NVIC.org; Vaccination Handout
  48. 48. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.dentalfind.com/Dental_Filling_MaterialAmalgam• 50% mercury• 30% silver• Differing amounts oftin, zinc and copperToxic Fillings
  49. 49. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Most foods on the grocer’sshelf contain:• Nitrates and nitrites(including sodium nitrite)• Sulfites (includingmetabisulfites)• Sulfur dioxide• Benzoic acid (aka sodiumbenzoate)Processed FoodsSources: www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/processedfoods.aspx
  50. 50. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Most foods on the grocer’sshelf contain:• BHT (butylatedhydroxytoluene)• BHA (butylatedhydroxyanisole)• Coloring• Coal tarProcessed FoodsSources: www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/processedfoods.aspx
  51. 51. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Most foods on the grocer’sshelf contain:Processed FoodsSources: www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/processedfoods.aspx• Propylene glycol• MSG (monosodiumglutamate)• Refined or bleached flour(i.e. whitened usingchloride oxide)
  52. 52. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 20 million childreningest 8 to 15 pesticideseach dayPesticidesSources: “How ‘bout them apples – Pesticides in Children’s Food” reportby Environmental Working Group, Washington DC Feb 1999
  53. 53. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The Top Ten Pesticides Used in the Past Ten Years• Sulfur• Petroleum oil• Metam Sodium• Methyl bromide• Copper sulfate• Glyphosate• 1,3-D• Mineral oil• Chloropicrin• Copper HydroxideSources: www.pw.ucr.edu/textfiles/VI_PesticideWise_12_2001.htmPesticides
  54. 54. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.When tested, fruits and vegetables were found tohave traces of several different pesticides:• Sweet Bell Peppers – 64• Lettuce – 57• Hot Peppers – 51• Apples – 50• Peaches – 42• Cucumbers – 40• Strawberries – 38• Imported Grapes – 37• Green Beans – 35• Pears – 33Sources: Environmental Working Group; Pesticides in Produce, 10.4.06Pesticides
  55. 55. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Genetically Engineered Foods• Corn• Soy• Potato• Tomato• Canola• Cottonseed Oil• Papaya• Radicchio• Squash• SalmonSources: Healthy Child Healthy World, Checklist: Top Ten GeneticallyEngineered Food Crops www.healthychild.org
  56. 56. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 18% of dairy cows areinjected with rBGH• Dairies often mix milkbefore packagingGrowth HormonesSources: www.naturalnews.com/024228.html
  57. 57. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Roxarsone containsarsenic• Tests have found466 ppb of arsenicin chicken liverPoultry FeedSources: Chicken: Arsenic and antibiotics; Consumer Reports
  58. 58. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Animals are often fedantibiotics• Creating antibioticresistant bacteriaAntibioticsSources: www.naturalnews.com/024228.html
  59. 59. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 3.75 million (22%) ofhigh school students• This is leading to habitualchemical intakeCigarette SmokingSources: NIH State-of-the-Science Conference on Tobacco Use: Prevention,Cessation, and Control
  60. 60. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/du.htmAlcohol and Drug AbuseA recent poll of high school seniors revealed:• 66.4% admitted to drinking• 31.7% smoked marijuana• 7.5% have taken stimulants• 5.2% have used cocaine
  61. 61. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Marijuana – 83.9%• Amphetamines – 49.6%• Cocaine – 47.1%• LSD – 28.7%• Crystal Meth – 25.1%High school seniors admitted theycan easily obtain:Too ObtainableSources: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/du.htm
  62. 62. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/du.htmAmericans age 12 and older:• 8% (19 million) in thepast 30 days• 45% (112 million) at leastonce in their lifetime• 15% (36 million) in thepast yearIllicit Drug Use
  63. 63. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources:baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.medicine16oct16,0,5939770.storyand bpsu.inopsu.com/publications/annual_reports/annual-report_2004.pdf anddukemednews.org/news/article.php?id_10001• 2/3 of drugs prescribed tochildren have not beentested for them• Off-label drugs are usedin nearly 80% of majorchildren’s hospitals“Off-Labeling”
  64. 64. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Albuterol• Phenergan• Ampicillin• Auralgan• Lotison• Prozac• Intal• Zoloft• Ritalin• Alupent SyrupSources: Fletcher, A, et al; Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2002;p184Top Ten “Off-Label” Drugs
  65. 65. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Physicians are prescribingdrugs based on a “bestguess” as to the dosage,effectiveness and safety.Sources:baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.medicine16oct16,0,5939770.storyand bpsu.inopsu.com/publications/annual_reports/annual-report_2004.pdf anddukemednews.org/news/article.php?id_10001“Guesstimating Medicine”
  66. 66. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources:baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.medicine16oct16,0,5939770.storyand bpsu.inopsu.com/publications/annual_reports/annual-report_2004.pdf anddukemednews.org/news/article.php?id_10001Almost 10 million childrenper year are givenprescription drugs.Prescription Usage
  67. 67. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.ReasonReason22Emotional stress iscommon amongchildren and teensand may have anadverse effect ontheir well-being.Emotional StressorsEmotional Stressors
  68. 68. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.High Anxiety1 in 8 children will experience:• Fractured Families• School/Internet Bullying• Failure to SucceedSources: www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-99107560.html
  69. 69. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Bullying• Affecting 1/3 of all students• 160,000 children will missat least one day of school• Most children are afraid totell an adult and don’tbreak the stress cycleSources: Mental Health American; Factsheet: Bullying: What to Do About ItA major source of stress:
  70. 70. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Parent’s pursuit of perfection and success may leadto over-scheduled lifestyles and early stress andincreasing pressure to performHyper-ParentingSources: Rosenfeld, Alvin PhD, Nicole Wise; The Over-Scheduled Child
  71. 71. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 50% of 13 to 15-year-old girlsbelieve they are overweight• 80% of 13-year-old girlshave dietedSources: www.teen-beauty-tips.com/national-statistics-for-anorexia.htmlCritical Self-imageMost girls think they aren’tgood enough:
  72. 72. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 85% of anorexiapatients developthis disorder intheir teensSources: www.teen-beauty-tips.com/national-statistics-for-anorexia.htmlAnorexia Nervosa
  73. 73. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 10% of allteenagers areself-mutilating• 64% of thoseare cuttingSources: www.psychiatric-disorders.com/aritcles/warning-signs/self-mutilation.phpSelf-Mutilation“It’s the only thing thatmakes me feel better.”
  74. 74. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Less than 33% will seek help30% will later develop a substance abuse problemAbout 20% of teens will experience depressionChildhood Depression on the RiseSources: www.teendepression.org/articles5.html
  75. 75. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• The 2006-2007 school year 32 deaths occurred 64 non-death shootingincidences occurred 107 violence relatedincidences occurredSources: www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/school_violence06-07.htmlIncreased Violence in Schools
  76. 76. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 3rdleading cause ofdeath for teenagers• 90% of those whocommit suicide havebeen previouslydiagnosed witha mental disorderSources: www.childtrendsdatabank.org/indicators/70ViolentDeath.cfmSuicide
  77. 77. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.ReasonReason11Falls, bumps andstrains to the spineare typical whengrowing up.Physical StressorsPhysical Stressors
  78. 78. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The InfantApproximately 50% of all children fall head firstfrom a high place before the age of 1.Sources: Educational literature. National Head Injury Foundation, Washington DC20036
  79. 79. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.An infant’s spine andjoints can be adverselyaffected by the use ofmost baby equipment:• Jumpers• Bouncers• Activity centersJumpers
  80. 80. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 3,000 babiesunder the age of 15months will suffer ababy walker injurySources: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/reports/2009plan.pdfBabywalkers
  81. 81. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Learning to walk is one ofthe first causes of minorinjuries to a child’s spineThe Toddler Years
  82. 82. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Due to their inexperiencethey fall repeatedly ontheir bottoms or striketheir headsThe Toddler Years
  83. 83. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 1 million childrenunder the age of 5 visithospital emergency roomseach year due to fallsSources: www.chp.edu/CHP/P02974Toddler Falls
  84. 84. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Almost 200,000 childrenare injured annually• Over 1,000 children willbe killed annuallySources: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and20thESV Conference Theme and Technical Session TopicsCar AccidentsA common source of injury:
  85. 85. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• More than 88,000children a year visitthe emergency room• Since 1990, 11 deathshave been attributedto trampoline usageSources: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/085.htmlTrampolines
  86. 86. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 200,000 children areseen in emergency roomsdue to falls and injuriessustained on playgroundsSources: www.playgroundsafety.org/safe/index.htm#playgroundsPlayground Equipment
  87. 87. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.87,00068,00049,00011,00022,000
  88. 88. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.297,852110,46229,33716,479
  89. 89. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.The Adolescent3.5 million children under the age of 14 receivemedical treatment for sports injuries each yearSources: www.sportsafety.org/sports-injury-facts/
  90. 90. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: xapps.cpsc.gov/NEISSQuery/performEstimates.do368,229
  91. 91. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: xapps.cpsc.gov/NEISSQuery/performEstimates.do308,627
  92. 92. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: xapps.cpsc.gov/NEISSQuery/performEstimates.do140,410
  93. 93. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.120,543Sources: xapps.cpsc.gov/NEISSQuery/performEstimates.do
  94. 94. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Swimming 43,112• Wrestling 33,535• Gymnastics 26,542• Horseback Riding 24,803• Hockey 21,490• Track and Field 17,410Sources: xapps.cpsc.gov/NEISSQuery/performEstimates.doAdditional Sports
  95. 95. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Over 21,000 studentsare seen annually byhealthcare providersdue to backpack injuriesSources: Dr. Kayed S. Khalil, Backpack Safety for Children, 09/10/08Backpack Injuries
  96. 96. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Infants – 12.7 hours• Toddlers – 11.7 hours• Preschoolers – 10.4 hours• 1stto 5thgrade – 9.5 hoursSources: The Sleep of America’s Children; sleepforkids.orgRequired SleepA lack of necessary sleep cancause undue stress to yourchild’s body and immunity
  97. 97. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: The Sleep of America’s Children; sleepforkids.orgTelevisions in Bedrooms• Research has shownthat a television in achild’s bedroom cancontribute to a 50%increased likelihoodof childhood obesity
  98. 98. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: The Sleep of America’s Children; sleepforkids.org• Infants – 20%• Toddlers – 18%• Preschoolers – 30%• School-ages – 43%Televisions in BedroomsPercentage of children withtelevisions in their rooms:
  99. 99. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved. Sources: Elias, M; So much media, so little attention span, USA Today 03/30/05= the typical child is plugged-in8 ½ Hours Per DayToo much time spent plugged-in
  100. 100. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Childhood DisordersChildhood Disorderson the Riseon the Rise
  101. 101. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 24.5 million childrenwill visit a pediatricianeach year• Up to 12.4 millionprescriptions will bewritten each yearSources: American Academy of PediatricsAcute Otitis Media
  102. 102. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• 42.6 million children willmiss 1 day of schooldue to illness• 4 million will missmore than 10 daysSources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htmMissed School Days
  103. 103. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htmAsthma affects9 million children
  104. 104. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htmAnnual AsthmaAttacks total4 million
  105. 105. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm9 million childrensuffer from seasonalallergies
  106. 106. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm and www.nvic.orgAlmost 5 million childrenhave a learning disability
  107. 107. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Sources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm and www.nvic.orgMore than 1 in 6 children isdevelopmentally delayed
  108. 108. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.At least 300,000children have autismSources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm and www.nvic.org
  109. 109. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Almost 5 millionchildren have ADHDSources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm and www.nvic.org
  110. 110. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Over 8 million children areOver 8 million children areon psychotropic drugson psychotropic drugsSources: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm and www.nvic.org
  111. 111. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.• Learning disabilities• ADHD• Asthma• DiabetesIn the Past 25 YearsSources: www.nvic.orgThe following diagnosishave tripled:
  112. 112. How do you createHow do you createWellnessWellnessfor yourfor yourFamily?Family?
  113. 113. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Optimal FunctionProgressive parents recognize that a properlyfunctioning nervous system will positively affectall of the body’s systems including:• Immune system• Respiratory system• Digestion and elimination system• Circulatory system
  114. 114. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Optimal FunctionParents report back that after beginning ChiropracticCare they began to see positive changes in manyareas of their child’s lives:• Posture• Sleeping habits• Mood and attitude• Study habits
  115. 115. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Chiropractic ScreeningThe first step to wellnessis to have your childscreened by a FamilyWellness Chiropractor.
  116. 116. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Chiropractic CareJust like dentistry, an early startis an active pursuit of wellness.
  117. 117. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Stay InformedChiropractors can be yourwellness lifestyle partnerand help you in yourdecision making.
  118. 118. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Important Windows of TimeYour Family Wellness Chiropractor has alimited window of time to truly affect changefor your child’s health and wellness.
  119. 119. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.0-5 YearsBirth trauma and otherfalls and tumbles canresult in stress to yourbaby’s spine that, if leftuncorrected, can lead toadditional problems.
  120. 120. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.5-10 YearsTypical childhood falls andtumbles may cause nerveinterference and hinderyour child’s wellness.
  121. 121. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.10-18 YearsThis is the last window ofopportunity to be able toquickly and effectivelyrestore your child’s spineto it’s natural balancebefore these childhoodconcerns become adultback and neck pain.
  122. 122. .5 Steps5 StepsFamilyFamilyWellnessWellnesstoDr. Gregson’s
  123. 123. .Number 5:Find outmore!Fill out yourfamily health surveyand request moreinformation.
  124. 124. .Be sure to take theadditional handoutshome with you.Number 4:Take yourhandouts!
  125. 125. .With our monthlye-education serviceyou can stay informedvia email.Number 3:Sign-up formonthly wellnessinformation!
  126. 126. .Make an appointmentto have your child’sspine checked forpotential problems.Number 2:Schedule aScreening!
  127. 127. .Safe and effectivechiropractic careduring childhood mayhelp to avoid adultspinal problems.Number 1:Begin regularChiropractic Care!
  128. 128. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.Join the millions of parents that have recognized thevalue of living the wellness lifestyle and experience thebenefits of Family Wellness Chiropractic Care.
  129. 129. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.
  130. 130. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.
  131. 131. © 2010 GenerationsAll rights reserved.How to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME 04756P: (207) 436-1256www.GregsonHealth.comDrGregson@GregsonHealth.com

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