Every year in August or September, parents and kids everywhere begin to prepare to go back to school. And, while those preparations include clothes, books, and other supplies, a back to school physical is always in order. And our exam is unique and different!
Normal Back to School Physical
The problem is that most back to school physicals ignore evaluating the most critical system in your child’s body. While eyes, ears, nose, and throat are the areas of the body commonly examined. What about the body system that controls and coordinates the function of those tissues and organs? That’s right, the nervous system!
The Missing Part of The Examination
Most modern doctors will also take the time to examine a child’s back muscles and bony alignment but still fall short when it comes to examining the child’s nervous system. Doctors know from anatomy and physiology that the nervous system is the master system of the body. The problem is they don’t have the tools to look at how your child’s nervous system is functioning.
That’s where we can help. Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in the spine and nervous system. No back to school physical should be considered complete without examining the functional integrity of the nervous system. Why is this important? That reason is, it is your child’s nervous system that regulates his or her senses, immune system, digestion, sleep cycles, attention span, and more.
How This Helps Your Child
Think about it this way- we all know kids can have a hard time paying attention during school. What if that was because there was interference in the nervous system that regulates that child’s ability to concentrate. Suppose we could find the underlying cause of this interference and remove it. Your child would be much better able to absorb information and learn in the classroom.
How We Help
At Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we see kids for all kinds of reasons. Whether it is genuinely a learning disability or just to increase your child’s overall health and wellness, that is what we do at our Littleton, CO chiropractic clinic.
We do that by using a very unique and different chiropractic technique called Koren Specific Technique or KST for short. This style of chiropractic is very gentle but very specific. The doctor does not twist, crack, or pop the spine. To learn more about this technique, check out our webpage about KST.
Your child’s health and wellbeing is the upmost importance to us. Because of this, during August and September every year, we offer our patients, their family, and friends an opportunity to see how their children’s nervous system is doing.
Here’s what our back to school nervous system evaluation includes:
- Posture examination and report
- sEMG muscle system evaluation and report
- Scoliosis testing
- Autonomic nervous system examination by computer
- A complete report, consultation, and recommendations
We have a saying here at Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness- “It is better to grow healthy kids instead of repairing damaged adults.”
Please contact our office at 303-794-1737 to schedule appointments for all your children to get them off to a proper start for back to school.