“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
– Frederick Douglass
Today the health of our children is at the forefront of every parent, teacher, and health provider’s mind. But even with children’s health being our top priority, there are still concerning statistics released every year.
Currently, 1 in every 6 children in the U.S. between the ages of 2–8 has been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.2 There are 6.4 million American children between the ages of 4-17 who have been diagnosed with ADHD.3 And childhood obesity rates continue to rise and are now at 18.5%.1
These stats are just one of the many reasons that all of us here at River Shores Chiropractic are so passionate about seeing children in our office.
Despite our community reputation, we do see grown-ups as well! But there’s not a day that goes by without our office being filled with laughing, running, happy, healthy kids.
At River Shores Chiropractic, we see kids coming in for a wide array of reasons. Overall wellness support, help with immune systems, headaches, sleep problems, anxiety, sports-related injuries and focus issues. Our primary goal is to get their nervous system functioning at its very best which sets them up for a brighter future. We cannot remove the everyday stressors in a child’s life, but we can help their body better adapt to those stressors.
The health improvements we see when children are under our care is motivation enough, but the changes we witness in family dynamics also fuels our passion. Having a child that struggles with any health concern can add a lot of stress to a family, and we’ve seen many times how hard it can be to navigate those difficult waters. At River Shores Chiropractic, we do not take that responsibility lightly and are extremely honored to serve every child and parent that walks through our doors.
For the following families, chiropractic was an integral piece to their child’s wellness:
We all have our own personal reasons for our passion for helping children and many of you may have heard our stories before. But you may not know that we have a combined 24 years of experience caring for kids. Roughly 40% of the patients we see are pediatric and we are constantly striving to be at our very best— to help your children live at their very best.
Putting our WHY into words can be difficult, but our biggest motivator is knowing that children are the future, and their nervous systems need to be functioning at their maximum potential to have their best life possible. Healthy children grow into healthy adults, and healthy habits are developed at a young age.
To all of our parents: thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s health journey. By seeking out natural options to maximize your family’s quality of life, you are teaching your children the power of proactive health one day at a time.
Please take a moment to pat yourself on the back and remember that you are giving your child such a gift and we are here rooting you on from the sidelines!
- “Childhood Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 June 2019.
- “Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 Apr. 2019
- Holland, Kimberly, et al. “ADHD Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You.” ADD Resource Center, 24 Oct. 2017