Results from the Safer Care Victoria Review – Chiropractic Care for Children

A recent government review commissioned by the Victorian health minister sought to determine whether there had been any harm caused by chiropractors when adjusting children.

The public was called upon to give their personal views on chiropractic care for children and what benefits they noted with their children after chiropractic care… and the results are in!

For more information on the COAG and SCV process visit

Despite the overwhelmingly positive findings, Safer Care Victoria has recommended that further research is essential ….

So how does chiropractic care help children?

Chiropractor Dr Connor Charles is passionate about chiropractic for families, children and pregnant women.

Many parents choose to bring their children and babies to a chiropractor. This is a significant time for development of the neuromusculoskeletal system. It is also an important time for establishing connections between the brain and the body.  Poor joint motion and improper function within the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, joints and muscles) during periods of intense growth may affect developmental milestones and may arise from birth trauma, rough play, and everyday bumps and falls.

These formative years are crucial in determining the health of our children as they grow – giving kids the best start in life possible.

Australian chiropractors are five-year university trained, and are government registered and regulated healthcare professionals. Many chiropractors also choose to complete further education on paediatric care to fully ensure your child is looked after by the highest of standards.

To read more about children and the benefits of chiropractic care, click here.

In Australia, the chiropractic profession is well established, with over 300,000 visits to chiropractors each week. Approximately 30,000 of these visits are children under the age of 18 years – that’s just over 1.5 million paediatric visits every year.

Dr Brett Lodding from Sims and Finn Chiropractic discusses how chiropractic care can help children as they grow.

Our chiropractors at Sims and Finn are dedicated to ensuring your child grows and develops into the best possible young adults they can by fostering healthy habits right from the start.

Our chiropractors carry out specialised testing, designed specifically for children and will continually assess your child’s spine for any stressors that may have an impact on their spinal health.

Our practice is committed to helping people from Dandenong, Doveton, Cranbourne, Springvale, Springvale South, Keysborough, Noble Park, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Bangholme, Lyndhurst, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Braeside, Berwick, Beaconsfield, Rowville, Belgrave, Lysterfield, Harkaway, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Narre Warren, in addition to all over Victoria.

To book an appointment, either go to our website or call one of the members of our friendly staff.

Sims & Finn Chiropractic

52 Stud Road, Dandenong 3175

(03) 9792 1945



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