Dr. Shepherd specializes in chiropractic evaluation and care for children. She has extensive post-graduate education in pediatric and pregnancy as well as being certified in the Webster Technique.
Why Chiropractic for Babies?
Spinal trauma can occur at birth. This is why many patients will have their newborns checked right away.
As an infant learns to sit, crawl and walk these can be important times to have your child checked. Regular chiropractic checkups in children can identify potential spinal imbalances, which can lead to other health issues. And corrections early in life may help avoid common health complaints seen in adults. It is a child’s nervous system which controls their amazing development.
Any interference to the nervous system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best. Chiropractic care for children focuses on creating optimal nervous system function.
Our littlest patients are always happy when they see Dr. Shepherd. Because of her gentle care of infants and small children, we have watched many of them grow into healthy adolescents.