Pediatric Care

Trust us to take care of your little ones.

At Active Family Chiropractic, we believe that it is easier to raise healthy, happy, low stress kids than it is to try and fix unhealthy adults.

Because of this we take extra care to provide safe and gentle chiropractic care for the children in our office.


Because of our specialized training in prenatal care, we are able to provide adjustments that are comfortable for both you and your little one.


Research has consistently shown the many benefits that chiropractic care can offer our children. We believe that providing truly effective care, means addressing the cause of the problem, not just covering up symptoms.

Some of the Reasons Moms bring their kids to our office:

Trauma during birth

Your kiddos go through a lot to get here. Very often the stress of child birth is directed at their tiny head and neck. Our gentle care is effective at unraveling the effects of a hard birth.

Healthy Development

A properly functioning nervous system is key in helping your child meet all of the milestones of childhood. Let us help them start of on the right foot.

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For all the bumps, scrapes, falls and bruises that come with childhood sports, we can help make sure they are playing at their best.

Health & Wellness

Chiropractic care can help children adapt better to meet the challenges of childhood. We want to make sure your kiddos get the best possible start at life!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the kids we see in our office are there for reasons other than back pain. While we do have children with musculoskeletal complaints, the most common reasons parents bring in their kids are:

  • Colic / Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Ear Infections
  • Torticollis
  • ADHD / Sensory Issues
  • Sports performance

Your children are not little adults, so their chiropractic adjustments shouldn’t be the same as an adults! Their little spines require only gentle pressure and is often so subtle that parents aren’t aware that the adjustment has happened. Chiropractic care for children is very gentle and requires no twisting and no popping at all.

As your child gets older and their spine develops and matures, different techniques can be utilized to gently correct the spine.

Some of the signs we look for, when recommending care for babies are:

  • Rotation (or favoring) of your childs head to one side
  • Tilting of the head to one side (ear is near or touching the shoulder)
  • Excessive, inconsolable crying
  • Constipation or abnormal bowel movements
  • Reflux or excessive spit up
  • History of C-section, foreceps or vacuum extraction during birth
  • Constant stiffness or arching back

If your child has any of these symptoms, it’s very likely that there is an underlying issue that should be checked by our chiropractor. If you should have any questions, please reach out to our office.

Absolutely! It’s very likely that you’ve heard of the benefits of chiropractic care for kids, but you still have questions. We are happy to sit down and get you some answers. Contact our office and tell them you’d like to come in for a consultation with Dr. Murdock or Dr. Steph. We promise there will be no charge, absolutely no pressure and no obligation!

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