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Is chiropractic appropriate for children and the elderly?

Definite YES! If you are looking for better health and wellness, chiropractic care is the way to go.

Most often, patients that walk through the door are adults. Everyone seems to have a misconception that chiropractic is only for adults who suffer aches and pains. However, this is not entirely true. Once you understand the importance of Chiropractic and how it can affect the nervous system, this will open your mind up to how much more chiropractic can do.

At Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, our main goal is to get to the root of the issue and handle it with precise non-invasive techniques that help relieve pain altogether. Remember, you do not have to live in pain as Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore has the solutions.

Why is Chiropractic important for children and the elderly?

 Why do children need chiropractic care? Some questions to ponder on.

  • How heavy is your child’s school bag?
  • What is their posture when sitting?
  • Are they watching too much tv or using tablets?
  • Are they slouching because they’re shy or trying to fit in?
  • How many trips and falls have they had to date?  

With all these questions in mind, how do you feel about your child’s posture, could they be suffering from any aches and pain. Injury to the back can easily occur with improper use of school bag (are they using 1 or 2 straps? Bag should be 10-15% of body weight), or more often in today’s age and time, bad posture and slouching are the main causes of developing back pain. The goal of treating children is not often for pain relief, but for better posture and education which will give them better overall health and wellness as they continue to grow. Personally, one of the main turning points in sparking my interest and love in caring for children is when I helped a 12-year-old who was still suffering from bed-wetting. After a few sessions of chiropractic care, the bed-wetting stopped and she could have sleepovers. The joy in witnessing that and reassuring the parents was all worth it!

Now, why do the elderly need chiropractic care? Here are more questions to ask yourself.

  • Are they leaning to one side?
  • Any loss of balance or coordination?
  • How many falls have they had in the past year?
  • Do they’re movements look rigid and stiff?

“As we age, our body changes. Muscles start to decline in strength (starts at 60 years old, accelerates after 80 years old).” Chiropractic Care of Special Populations By Robert D. Mootz, Linda J. Bowers. Our bone, muscles, ligaments and nervous system are remodeling. “The main goal in mind when treating elderly is rehabilitation. This involves getting them to do exercises to maintain normal motion, strengthening of appropriate muscles, keeping their nervous system functioning, and proper blood flow and circulation. This will, in turn, improve their mobility and independence.” Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care By Lawrence H. Wyatt.

One question I always my patients – Does no pain mean no problem?

What is the process of care?

Like adults, children and elderly will go through a process of history taking and examinations for the physician to better understand they’re the condition. They will then be prescribed a treatment program that is best suited for them. The form of care will be modified to adapt to the patient’s body type and structure, considering their age and other medical conditions present. The treatment process is gentle, non-invasive, and adjustments of the joints are a low force, and instrument-assisted. The main aim of a Chiropractor is not to treat diseases, but to help correct spinal misalignments that can interfere with the nervous system, causing health problems.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

It is a very safe & accurate thermographic scanner that scans the full spine or segmental parts of the spine in approximately 15 seconds. The Tytron detects areas of asymmetry as well as indicate areas with greater temperature due to acute soft tissue damage.

The Tytron scanner uses precision sensors, speciality lenses and a unique focusing system to give the chiropractor the most accurate and repeatable information available. You will be given a print out of your result on the first visit.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, bodywork etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that are specific to each individual or patient, for instance, we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, a myofascial release of muscle fibres &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and a holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, body work etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that is specific to each individual or patient for instance we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, myo-fascial release of muscle fibers &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, the Chiropractic adjustment should not be painful. However, in some instances when the patient is either acute or chronic the muscles and ligaments may prove to be guarded or sensitive to the touch, these are some exceptions.

A thorough examination of your complaints and conditions can alleviate any concerns that you may have.

Benefits of getting a chiropractic treatment helps with reducing pain and increase joint mobility. We’ve written an article all about it here.

There also seams to be a lot of concern on the safety of getting adjusted by a chiropractor. We have been treating thousand of patients since 2010 and many have benefited from it. We believe in education so we have put up a blog page all about chiropractics. We hope to tell people more about chiropractics so that people can understand and appreciate chiropracics.

Our initial consultation would be $75 for all our chiropractors and $100 for our clinical director Dr. Marc

Our Initial Consultation includes: 

– Full Spinal Scan
– Posture Analysis
– Dr Consultation
– Physical Examination
– Report of Findings

Our treatment cost is dependent on your condition, severity and any other underlying issues.

In general, our treatment range from $75-$110 per session

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