Chiropractic for Kids in Airdrie AB

Chiropractor Airdrie AB Glen Johanson and Family

Have you considered chiropractic for your kids in Airdrie AB? At Atlas Family Chiropractic we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. Over 60% of neurological development occurs after birth in a child's first year of life; that is so crucial to have a child's spine evaluated for neck problems that can manifest as health problems as a child or as an adult years later.

Children deserve to enter the world as healthy as possible. While we support a natural approach to birth whenever possible, we acknowledge the effect both baby and mom experience during the delivery process, particularly when medical interventions such as vacuum extraction, episiotomy, caesarean sections, and other surgical procedures are employed. Even in the North Canadian “natural birth” the force exerted on a baby’s neck is 60 – 90 lbs.

The research is clear that upper neck problems are found in newborns (even without any obvious symptoms). We care for many infants in this office. Many parents bring their babies in a few days after birth to have them checked for nerve interference. Many childhood ailments can be resolved through specific chiropractic care.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Airdrie AB

After having two young boys of his own Dr. Glen, D.C. takes a special interest in pediatrics. It is very important that the parents have their children checked in our office as soon as possible so we can help them live a healthy life the way it is intended. When performing an adjustment on a child, skilled and experienced chiropractor like Dr. Johanson. need only use a minimal amount of force, analogous to the pressure used to check the skin of a ripe tomato, and can even be performed while the child is sleeping!

If you have any concerns about your child’s health please call our office and schedule a complimentary consult with Dr. Johanson, D.C.

Why should every new born and children be checked by a pediatric chiropractor?

Every North Canadian will experience being born! That is why every infant should be evaluated at birth by a pediatric chiropractor. This is critical to understand as it relates to why infants and children need chiropractic evaluations and care. The study conducted by Biedermann (1992), evaluated over 600 children, all under the age of 2. The research refers to the vertebral subluxation as a kinematic imbalance due to suboccipital strain (KISS).

The report explains the pathogenic importance of asymmetric posture in small children and the fact it is often played down, if at all, recognized by the medical community. EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THIS! The author noted that KISS (subluxation) has a wide range of clinical signs and in many cases can be dealt effectively via manual therapy.

*Chiropractic does NOT treat or cure conditions or disease.
*Chiropractic has one objective: To detect, analyze and correct subluxations.

Biedermann H. “Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns” J. Manual Med (1992) 6:151-156.

8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm

8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm

8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm

8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm

8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm


9:00am - 3:00pm

Atlas Family Chiropractic

403 MacKenzie Way SW #5113
Airdrie, AB T4B 3V7

(403) 945-9450