Seibert Chiropractic Blog

Chiro Kids

Date: June 7, 2017 | Time: 5:08pm

There are many sceptics about children and chiropractic care, but over the past 100 years children have been helped tremendously with regular adjustment schedules. From your baby not sleeping well to your teenager's growth spurts; chiropractic care has helped many children lead a healthier life. As your child grows it's not just about proper spinal alignment it is also crucial to make sure nerves are firing the correct messages throughout the body. Regular adjustments now will lead to healthy growth and reduced complications in the future. If you are questioning your child's nutrition or your child is a picky eater we have solutions or alternatives at our office.

Here at Seibert Chiropractic each child is examined thoroughly to make sure we get the proper care for your child. Whether there are problems with constipation, ADHD, bed wetting, scoliosis and more chiropractic care can assist your child. Just like adults, children might not say there is something wrong, or that they are in pain, but this doesn't mean you should avoid looking for signs of misalignment. Children will show you they are hurting by tilting their head, only breastfeeding on one side, and changes in walking. These signs can help you determine your child is in need of an adjustment.

What has really changed is the amount of kids that are involved in competitive sports. Practicing 4 times a week with 2 - 6 games a week depending on the child is involved with a tournament. Those kids are the ones that we find over use syndromes that can lead to chronic problems in the future. If your child is in sports then they need a chiropractor in their life. With every trip and fall, push or shove comes with spinal stress. Don't let spinal stress affect their activities.

If you are nervous about bringing your child to the office, rest assured their adjustments are done manually, unless asked to be performed by the activator. Babies are adjusted with little force, think of checking the ripeness of a peach at a grocery store. Your child's thoracic spine is adjusted with chiropractic hugs and topped off with fun stickers. Every child is unique, but every child can benefit from maintenance adjustments, which is why Seibert Chiropractic offers adjustments as little as $1 per numbered age until the age of 14. Dr. Seibert truly believes in the benefits of chiropractic care on children and that is why we make it affordable for you and your family to receive care.


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Why Custom Orthotics

Date: February 20, 2017 | Time: 3:30pm

Why should you have custom orthotics?

Have you complained of low back pain or said that your knees are bothering you? It could be due to the lack of support in your shoes. Most shoes do not have the correct support in them. Even if you have bought shoe inserts before sometimes they still do not help your feet because everyone's needs in an orthotic differ. Plus, store bought inserts only help your main arch; but did you know there are three arches in your foot?

Orthotics bought at the store only offer more support to your medial arch - this arch absorbs the majority of the shock of impact while walking, jumping or running. The issue is the human foot needs the lateral arch to be supported as well - located along the outside of the foot. Having proper support for this arch is necessary for good alignment, but it is missing in store bought orthotics. The third arch is the metatarsal arch - if this isn't supported properly there can be a buildup creating hard calluses under the arch. If this not supported correctly you could develop plantar fasciitis.

Custom orthotics are designed for the specific needs of your foot and your body's health. They create the support you need during static (standing) and dynamic (walking or running) movements. Custom orthotics also give you great shock absorbency and will help your adjustments last longer. They are made with your three arches in mind and balance out the asymmetry between your feet. Your feet are not identical and one size does not fit all.

If you are still not convinced that custom orthotics are for you - here is a testimonial from one of our staff members.

"I have used custom orthotics since I started at Seibert Chiropractic. At first I thought it wasn't necessary, I didn't have any pain in my feet or knees. I have always had some hip problems and low back pain due to a dance background, but I never thought it was from my feet. I just felt it was because I over worked my joints and asked my body to do movements that were not natural for it. Since using my orthotics I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, alignment and my low back pain, and the best part I no longer have a popping hip joint! I highly recommend custom orthotics to anyone that answered yes to the questions above!" -Nicole, C.A. Seibert Chiropractic.


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