Kingsland Chiropractic in central Auckland provides specific, gentle chiropractic care for your whole family. Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that focuses on spinal alignment to improve the function of the nervous system. This allows the body to function more efficiently, leading to potential for better health.
Principal Chiropractor Dr Michelle Dickinson and Associate Chiropractor Dr Ruth Barclay have experience adjusting people of all ages from newborn babies to the very elderly. We utilise a range of techniques to restore function to the spine whilst allowing the body to adapt and heal.We offer a comprehensive initial assessment using modern methods and up-to-date technology. We will listen to what you want and work with you to reach your health goals. We are fully ACC accredited and provide a range of pricing options to ensure chiropractic care is affordable. We are located close to the city, have parking available in front of the office and are easily accessible via public transport. Our hours are flexible with appointments available before and after work.
Webster Technique (Pregnancy Specific)
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used during pregnancy. It reduces interference to the nervous system, and improves function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments leading to the reduction of constraint to the woman’s uterus. This allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth and has been known to help breech babies turn.
Babies and Children
You may have wondered why many babies and children have their spines checked and adjusted by chiropractors. The reason is that a large percentage of children have vertebral subluxations – a condition of the spine that disrupts not only normal movement of the spinal bones, but also disturbs normal function of the nervous system.
Babies spines may become subluxated both before and during the birth process. Plenty of pressure goes on the head and neck during contractions and when the baby passes down the birth canal. Assisted deliveries such as forceps or ventouse are especially hard on a baby’s spine. Even caesarean deliveries place a lot of stress on a delicate spine.
As a baby grows into a toddler they begin to learn to stand and walk, usually having many falls and crashes in the process. They get knocked over, fall off bikes, carry heavy school bags… all sorts of insults and trauma to the skeletal and nervous systems.
Subluxations may or may not cause obvious symptoms. There are some signs that may indicate subluxations such as a baby that is unsettled, colicky, only feeds off one breast or has digestive issues. Children may often suffer from low immunity or get lots of ear infections. As only some subluxations give obvious symptoms all children should be checked thoroughly by a chiropractor to ensure correct spinal function.
Subluxations are usually easily correctable at a young age. Chiropractic methods for checking and adjusting babies and children are very gentle and safe. Adjustments are often made by hand with light pressure, or by a gentle adjusting instrument to help ease the vertebra back into place.
All children benefit greatly from having regular chiropractic checks as they grow and develop. Reducing nerve interference keeps children healthier as they grow and develop. Children are our future; as parents the decision is yours, but the benefits
Address: 345 New North Road, Kingsland
Phone: (09) 302 0299