Can chiropractic treatments really help autistic children?
Chiropractic care is the starting point for helping autistic children begin to regain normal control. In order to understand how chiropractic care can help autistic children, it’s important to understand the physical complexities of this condition. Many children with autism suffer from a range of physical ailments, such as a lack of motor coordination, gastrointestinal distress and poor sleep.
Pediatric chiropractic treatments focus on addressing these physical conditions, providing autistic children with specialized treatments to alleviate the underlying conditions. Many parents of autistic children who receive chiropractic treatments notice medium to significant improvements.
What physical benefits can chiropractic treatments provide?
Chiropractic treatments, when done correctly for children, include gentle, specific adjustments to joints, concentrating particularly on spinal subluxations. This can improve the nervous system and release the body’s natural healing ability.
Regular treatments can help regulate these conditions:
Dr. Knight also offers nutritional counseling to parents of autistic children so they can maximize the benefits of spinal adjustments with diet. Many children on the spectrum benefit from gluten-free or casein-free diets, and Dr. Knight is dedicated to helping parents discover the right balance of nutrients for their child.
How is Dr. Knight different from other chiropractors in treating autistic children?
Treating autistic children requires a specific adjusting technique, and Dr. Knight was taught by world renowned chiropractor, Dr. Francis Murphy, from Dallas, Texas. Dr. Murphy developed the OTZ Tension Adjustment, and patients report positive results and success with children that have autism, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, and dyspraxia.
Because there is such a high demand for the services across the nation, Dr. Murphy trained other doctors from around the world to help as many children as possible. Dr. Knight is currently the only doctor in Utah who is using this technique specifically for children.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can make the difference in the life of autistic children.