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Children’s Chiropractic in Christchurch

Chiropractic is for Kids too!

Chiropractic is for Kids too!

Chiropractor Dr Simon Roughan and his team are focused on providing comprehensive, high-quality chiropractic care for Christchurch patients of all ages, including your little ones.

Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and wellbeing.

We’re Here to Help Kids Thrive

Gentle adjustments remove interferences from the nervous system of children, just like they do in adults. It allows their body to heal itself naturally and efficiently.

A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life, and we only use the gentlest touch to make spinal adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child.

Small Adjustments Make for a Solid Wellness Foundation

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care for your child, including encouraging good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development) and supporting their overall health and wellbeing.

It also helps strengthen a child’s immunity and potentially reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness. Our families have also noted reduced symptoms of colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome. Other benefits may include:

  • Reduced symptoms of asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
  • The encouragement of good spinal posture
  • Improvement in a child’s ability to concentrate
  • Assistance with behavioural disorders
  • Reduced digestive problems
  • Assistance with bed-wetting and sleep issues

Help Is Here for Many Childhood Conditions

Chiropractors have been providing care for children for nearly 100 years, and several published studies conducted by researchers in Germany, Australia, Denmark and the United States confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for various childhood illnesses. This body of scientific evidence is growing every day.

Our most important gauge, however, is hearing the inspiring and encouraging feedback from parents of children under chiropractic care. The parents of our patients express a high level of satisfaction with chiropractic care for their children. For any parents who may still have questions, we highly recommend Well Adjusted Babies, a book by Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani.

Invest in Your Child’s Health Today

Chiropractic care is appropriate for children as young as just days old and complements their body’s innate healing power right through the important development years of their teens.

Give your child the best foundation possible for a lifetime of health and wellness. It’s never too late to begin chiropractic care. Contact Roughan Chiropractic today to schedule a visit!


Children’s Chiropractic Christchurch | (03) 365 7828

Delivering the best in chiropractic spinal health care, and integrated health and
wellness to the Christchurch and Hokitika, West Coast area since 1981.