Paediatric Chiropractor in Birmingham

Paediatric Chiropractor

By Lucky Gidda and Niamh McIvor – Chiropractors


If you’re looking for paediatric chiropractor in Birmingham, then welcome to Upright Body Renewal.

Our natural and holistic method is called Advanced BioStructural Correction and is unlike other paediatric chiropractic treatment. A major aspect of the treatment is that it is a holistic, full-body and cranial treatment method, which gently corrects alignment to improve your child’s physical health.

We often help with issues such as pain, delays in sitting up, crawling and walking and balance. Children suffering from these types of symptoms can also become distracted, irritable and have issues with sleeping and feeding.

Our consistent and predictable treatment also improves posture without exercises. We often help with pigeon chest, over-arching of the spine, flat feet, knock-knees and many more posture issues. We could help where others have failed for people of all ages, including adults, babies and children.

To make sure we can help your child, we offer a free consultation with one of our specialists before you have a full assessment.

Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC) paediatric chiropractic

Treating your child’s alignment correctly is what sets Advanced BioStructural Correction™ apart from every other physical treatment modality, and is what makes it so unique and effective when applied correctly. This is why we only use this method in our clinic and sets us apart from other forms of paediatric chiropractic in Birmingham.

Another unique aspect of the treatment is the releasing of scar tissue that builds up which we call “meningeal adhesions”. This is done with very specific stretches to the spine itself. These stretches provide instant and lasting improvements to alignment and posture that no other method can provide.

Treatment with Advanced BioStructural Correction ™ usually results in rapid symptom relief throughout the body and posture correction. The aim being, to not only to resolve the symptoms but to reverse the underlying condition and return the body back to normal alignment.

We offer an alternative to other forms of paediatric chiropractic in Birmingham that gets results like no other method. Get in touch with us today to see how we could transform your life too.

If you would like to find out more about our treatment please get in touch with us to discuss your child’s problem.

How is ABC Paediatric Chiropractic different

Did you know that there are many types of chiropractic adjustment methods that a paediatric chiropractor in Birmingham can choose from in order to detect and treat your child’s condition?

The main treatment is a form of joint manipulation known as the “paediatric chiropractic technique”. It involves testing the quality of motion of a joint (where two bones meet) to determine if it is restricted. Then pressure is applied to that area of the child’s spine. With babies, the pressure is very gentle and with older children, the treatment administered is often a quick and firm force which usually involves twisting, pulling or pushing a bone to attempt to get a release. This type of treatment is also known as “High-Velocity Low-Amplitude” joint manipulation.

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Unfortunately, testing the quality of motion in a joint has been shown to be unreliable (https://bit.ly/34QuWbm). When I used to practice this way, I also would be frustrated with this method as sometimes it seemed to help, other times it did not help, and often it would hurt people!

Normal paediatric chiropractic treatment may also use many other chiropractic adjustment methods to treat the joints including Sacro-Occipital Technique, Gonstead technique, Toggle, Thompson Drop, etc.

Several years ago, when I was researching why these methods were so unreliable, I found that they all had something in common which prevented them from addressing the root cause consistently. Although they were working on the skeleton (which is the right thing to do), they were going about it the wrong way.

We learned what seemed to actually cause joints to become stiff, or hypermobile, or unstable, or swollen, or have dysfunctional movement. The reason was:

A bone out of place in a direction that the body could not self-correct because there were no muscles or combination of muscles that could pull the bone back into alignment.

This meant that unless a treatment involves identifying exactly;

  1. which bones are out of place,
  2. the direction they are out of place,
  3. the exact method to correct each bone
  4. the correct order to perform the manipulations

you would find that your results would be inconsistent and are not tackling the underlying problem. These other methods were being misled by areas of the body that were compensating for the primary misalignment. These other areas were often the site of pain, stiffness, swelling and poor movement but they had become that way as they were overworked.

Even babies can have bones out of place that they cannot self-correct. The causes are often related to the gestation and birth process which is physically taxing on the baby and sometimes traumatic. Examples of these issues include breech births, assisted births, and casaerian births.

Older children can become injured from falls and knocks. They can also succumb to the postural strain of carrying a school bag, tight shoes, studying and using iPads / mobile devices.

Physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs, orthopaedic specialists, and paediatric chiropractors are generally all focussing on compensations and not on the underlying cause which is driving the problem.

Generally, I now find that symptoms can be misleading; e.g. where it hurts or is stiff is not the site of the actual issue.

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Symptoms can be misleading. Even for professionals!



Treating Compensations

When a bone becomes out of place in a direction the body cannot self-correct, the natural and usual response is for the body to begin to twist, torque and bend to compensate for the imbalance caused by the bone out of place.

This compensating behaviour results in the pulling on and stressing of the tissues and organs of the body such as the nervous system, muscles, joints, organs, and vascular system.

This ultimately leads to the production and presentation of symptoms in the body such as pain, poor posture, weakness, balance, co-ordination and strength issues.

​These compensations are what almost everyone else in the medical and non-medical profession focuses on in their treatment and not the true cause or origin.

Treating these areas can provide short term relief but unless you tackle the root of the problem, it may not improve your child’s overall health in the long term. An example is providing shoe orthotics for flat feet. Whilst wearing the shoes, the alignment of the ankles improves but can shift the stress to the knees (or anywhere else in their body). Without the orthotics, the feet go back to being flat, meaning that this treatment does not tackle the actual issue but is a superfical treatment.

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An example of a primary misalignment causing compensations

Aside from not tackling the underlying issue, treating compensations can make it harder for your child’s body to cope with the primary injury. Our bodies are intelligent and the compensations are there for a reason.

An alternative to other paediatric chiropractors in Birmingham

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 In a survey conducted of our clients in 2019, we found:

  1. 98% rate our treatment effective
  2. 100% noticed posture improvement
  3. 96% had symptom improvement
  4. 91% noticed better breathing
  5. 95% benefitted from better movement, focus, energy, sleep and mood.
  6. 99% would recommend us to others

Compared to the results I had been getting with previous methods and current competing techniques and professions, this is astoundingly effective and consistent!

Find out more

You can learn more about primary injuries and compensations in this video. It will also teach you how these lead to many symptoms you may be experiencing. Upright Body Renewal – Different from other chiropractors in Birmingham

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If you would like to find out more about our treatment please get in touch with us to discuss your problem.

Find out more about Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC chiropractic).

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Paediatric Chiropractor in Birmingham

Paediatric Chiropractor

Our chiropractors at Upright Body Renewal have been trained to understand the special needs of babies and children. We have a very high success rate for symptom relief and we also see consistent improvements in posture, movement and balance.

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