TITLE

The Chiropractic Care of an Infant "Bottom Shuffler:" A Case Report and Review of the Literature

AUTHOR(S)
BERNARD, MARIA; ALCANTARA, JOEL
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Chiropractic Journal of Australia;Mar2012, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract : Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic care of a toddler with an abnormal crawling pattern and review the literature. Clinical Features: An 11 month female infant was presented by her mother with concerns regarding her daughter's inability to cross-crawl. The infant was described as a "bottom shuffler". The infant's unusual locomotion began at 8 months of age. Intervention and Outcome: Chiropractic examination identified sites of subluxation at the upper cervical spine and sacro-iliac joint. Chiropractic adjustments were applied using the Activator Instrument and sacral-occipital technique. The patient's mother reported that within a few hours after the first visit, the patient began crawling on all fours, in a cross-crawl manner. She was confident to crawl upstairs. Conclusion: This case study demonstrates the possibility, that chiropractic care may alter abnormal biomechanical function, affecting developmental milestones such as ambulation. We support further research in the care of similar patients.
ACCESSION #
83385554

 

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