Chiropractic Care of Infants - Sherman College Issues Statement

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Chiropractic Care of Infants - Sherman College Issues Statement

Sherman Supports Availability of Chiropractic Services for People of all Ages

Recently the Chiropractic Board of Australia issued a ban on the chiropractic care of infants and made the following statement: 

". . . the Board acknowledges there is no current clinical guideline, or peer-reviewed publication to guide chiropractors with respect to the care of infants and young children, and the use of spinal manipulation in particular." 

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In response, Sherman College of Chiropractic, through Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D. Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice at the institution, issued the following the press release: 

Statement on Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children

Sherman College Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice 

Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D. 

For more than 100 years, Doctors of Chiropractic have been providing safe, effective care for infants and children. Sherman College of Chiropractic provides instruction in the care of infants and children in the regular curriculum, at the postgraduate level, and in advanced elective courses. The sample four-year, full-time accredited chiropractic curriculum distributed by the World Health Organization includes pediatric care. There are published textbooks on pediatric chiropractic, clinical practice guidelines addressing best practices for the chiropractic care of children, and peer-reviewed research on pediatric chiropractic care. Such research is ongoing. 

Misalignments in the spine may result from the birth process, falls, tumbles, and stresses of childhood, resulting in interference with proper function of the nerve system. These are called vertebral subluxations. Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the importance of locating and gently correcting vertebral subluxations so that the body may function at its best. 

Sherman College of Chiropractic is committed to educating Doctors of Chiropractic who provide safe, effective, evidence-informed care for infants, children, adults, seniors, and entire families. Furthermore, Sherman College of Chiropractic supports freedom of choice in health care, and the availability of chiropractic services for people of all ages.

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