It’s that time of year again – summer vacation! Your kids have probably been daydreaming for months about this break from the classroom and all the fun ways they’ll pass the time now that they don’t have to focus on homework and studying. No matter if they love swimming, playing tennis or biking around town, your kids are much more likely to be active during the warm summer months. This means it’s the perfect time to bring your child in for a chiropractic adjustment.
While it’s great that your child is filling their long summer days with more active pursuits, the sudden increase in activity can take a toll on their young bodies if they aren’t used to it. Chiropractic treatments for kids can reduce restrictions in the spine’s vertebrae. This in turn can help ease any neck or back pain that may occur as a result of your child switching from playing videogames on the couch to playing in the great outdoors. Dr. Cait has over 200 additional training hours in pediatric-specific adjustments. This additional certification allows her to safely and efficiently treat younger bodies.
Visiting a chiropractor for kids can also help keep your child healthy. There’s nothing worse than waiting all year for summer to arrive, only to be miss out on the fun because of a cold. Chiropractic treatments are shown to help boost the functions of many systems in our bodies, including the immune system. A healthy, well-adjusted immune system increases your child’s chances of staying healthy and making the most of their summer vacation.
If you are taking a family vacation on your summer break, a visit to Dr. Cait can help your child’s body be better prepared for the rigors of travel. Sitting in a car, plane or train for a prolonged period of time can lead to stiffness and soreness, but by practicing preventive care with a chiropractic adjustment, your child is much more likely to arrive at your destination with a healthy spine and nervous system, ready for fun! It’s also a good idea to bring your child in post-vacation for another adjustment to work out any travel-related kinks.
Let’s face it – Maine winters can be tough to get through. However, once summer rolls around, it all seems worth it. Summers go by all too fast, and you want your child to be able to soak up every minute of it, not sit on the sidelines due to an illness or injury that could have been avoided with chiropractic care.
Kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from regular chiropractic treatments during the summer months. Adults also tend to be a lot more active when the temperature rises. Before you sign up for that summer softball league or decide to recommit to a running routine, consider booking an appointment with Dr. Cait for an adjustment to make sure your spine and immune system are in tip-top shape.