Is Chiropractic Care for Infants Smart?

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A recent study reported that, of 2001 moms who had infants receiving chiropractic spinal care, there were statistically significant improvements in all aspects of the infant behaviours studied.  Some of the results included:

  • Improvement in feeding problems

  • Improvement with sleep issues

  • Less excessive crying

  • Fewer problems with sleeping on their back

  • Less infant pain (like colic)

  • Improved neck range of motion (ie. reduced torticollis)

  • And better time in the tummy position

These are awesome, positive changes!  What’s even more cool is that MOTHERS THEMSELVES also reported that they experienced improvement in:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • And a increased sense of joy in motherhood

The results of this study are observational in nature, which of course has its limitations.  The reason I write about it here is that it mirrors exactly what I see day in, day out in clinic.  

One of my patients who brought her 7-week-old colicky infant to see me wrote “[she] is a totally different baby after getting adjusted.  I can actually connect with her and enjoy being a mom for the first time”.

Please feel free to share this with at least one mom who is struggling with her infant or is looking for strategies to enrich their child's healthy development.  To find out more about chiropractic care for you or your children, please visit

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Dr. Shawna Dingman

Dr. Shawna Dingman

HI! I'm Dr. Shawna Dingman and I operate Elevate Women's Health Centre in Port Perry. I am the co-owner of Elevate Health Centres with my husband, Dr. Craig Dingman. 

Speaking of family, I'm a mom of 3 amazing kids: Jackson, Jenna and Cole.  I've always been passionate about the care of women and children, probably because I began my career as a pediatric and pregnancy chiropractor as a young mom with an infant!  Aside from clinical practice, I also coach women chiropractors who want to have practices that are a great fit for their families.  In my "spare" time, I love to cottage with my family, hang out with the kids, CrossFit at our local gym, read a book, catch a great show on Netflix, go for a run or have coffee with friends.