Babies cry for a reason. They need something. They might be hungry or cold, or need a diaper change. But what do you do when all of that is done and your baby is still crying? You go to the doctor. The doctor assures you that everything is fine but your little pumpkin is still crying. What should you do next? You bring your baby to Core. We will figure out what is irritating her.
Sometimes, the problem is obvious. More often however, the problem is very subtle. Perhaps the baby is dealing with a tight muscle or restriction in a joint that was caused during the birthing process or while in utero. These mild restrictions irritate the baby and it difficult for him to get comfortable.
There are a lot of fussy babies out there and a lot of stressed out parents who just want what is best for their baby. Core therapists are able to evaluate your baby and tell you why he or she might be acting a certain way. We can take the smallest clues about your baby and string them together to figure out what might be wrong.
At Core, we have treated babies with a variety of complaints and conditions including: torticollis, failure to thrive, general discomfort, difficulty eating, crawling, walking, or sleeping, vomiting, reflux, plagiocephaly (flat spots in the skull), clubbed feet, oral-digital-facial syndrome and hyper-sensitivity.
Evaluation and treatment of your baby is very gentle. Your therapist will initially look for symmetry and ease of motion of the joints and soft tissues searching for any injuries that may be present. It might seem odd that we are looking for injuries, however if you think about squeezing through a 10 cm opening, the possibility of an acquired injury is not that strange. Any found areas of restriction will be gently massaged and released. Your baby will typically become very relaxed and fall into a restful sleep for a period of time. Over the course of a few treatments, your therapist will work through any remaining restrictions, helping your child change the path of their of health for their life.