Care for Babies
Chiropractic is very safe and effective in treating the newborn baby.
Conditions successfully treated are: reflux, colic, restlessness,
enuresis, difficulty passing stool, and sleeping problems.
Chiropractic is the largest,
most established and widely licensed of the health care professions.
Chiropractic emphasizes the innate, intrinsic recuperative power of the body to
heal and reach its individual full mental, emotional and physical potential
without the use of man-made chemicals / toxins/drugs and also without the
removal of body tissue.
The practice of chiropractic
focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function
(as coordinated primarily the nerve system) and how that relationship affects
normal progression of human potential and the restoration of health.
Chiropractors have cared for
children in the course of general practice since the origin of the profession. Chiropractic education and training specifically in pediatrics appeared at
chiropractic colleges as early as the second decade of the twentieth century. Postgraduate specialization in the field of chiropractic pediatrics is a recent
evolution of chiropractic clinical sciences. Chiropractic has traditionally
held well childcare as the fundamental role of the profession.
All state and federal laws
governing the authority and responsibilities of doctors of chiropractic provide
for full access to and accountability for the care of humans of all ages,
including children. Chiropractors are educated and trained in the appropriate
use of currently accepted diagnostic technology and procedures including whole
body physical and laboratory diagnosis, x-ray, thermography, video-fluoroscopy,
magnetic resonance imaging and other standard investigative technologies and
procedures as it pertains specifically to the use with children. No component of
chiropractic patient care is diminished in importance when caring for a child. A doctor of chiropractic must perform a proper physical examination and a
careful history and interview with the responsible family members or legal
guardian. An appropriate treatment plan must be determined and individually
tailored to the patientís functional status, physiological maturity and physical
The doctor of chiropractic is a
primary care provider, who serves as a portal-of-entry into the health care
system. The chiropractor also acts as a primary care provider for the pediatric
patient and is the only professional competent to evaluate the chiropractic care
needs of the child. Part of the function of a primary provider is the capacity
to evaluate the health care needs of the pediatric patient including the
appropriate referrals to other health care professionals when such a referral is
clinically warranted and will pose no potential of harm.
What do our patients say about A Functional
"Thank you so much for using your "magic touch" to fix my neck. Your
adjustments allow me to avoid surgery and to continue to work - pain
free! Without your Chiropractic experience I would have to change
careers. I thank you and my family thanks you!"
Joe Schepers - Mound, MN
A Functional Life
"I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of the great
doctors at A Functional Life for helping my family to stay healthy. You are the best
Chiropractors in all of Minnesota."
Matt Otto - Rice, Minnesota
"Thank you for educating me about how
chiropractic can help me to live a much more enjoyable lifestyle free of
aches and pains. Your seminars are the best thing I could have spent my
time on. It will help me for the rest of my life. You all are the best."
Kara N. - Woodbury, MN
"I have suffered from migraines my entire
life, until I met Dr. Fred Clary, DC that is. Dr. Clary, thank you for
relieving a lifetime of pain. I never believed in Chiropractic care
until I was introduced to you. I can now live my life free of those
terrible migraine headaches. I don't know how to begin to thank you!"
Karen K.- Excelsior, Minnesota