Where Are You?
We are at 23 Kingsley Ave. Please drive onto our driveway and park in one of the marked spaces. Follow the sign to the clinic door which is up the disability ramp. If you need assistance please ring the doorbell.
What is it & who is it for?
Re-Balance is a programme of care which is individually designed for your child.
It can be used on any child (or even adult) who is experiencing neuro-developmental issues.
The programme encompasses all aspects of you or your child’s lifestyle to include nutrition, posture, musculoskeletal structure, neurodevelopmental assessment, primitive/primary reflex assessment and integrationll.
What comprises a neuro-developmental issue?
Many of these issues arise when proper integration of the developing brain has not taken place. This may cause primitive reflexes to be retained. When the systems are not properly integrated neuro-developmental disorders and behavioural issues may arise.
To experience what this might feel like try this; if you are right handed try to draw a picture of a house with your right(dominant) hand. Now try and draw the same picture with your left (non dominant) hand. If you are not used to using your non-dominant side you will probably have found that you had to concentrate a lot harder to draw the same picture. It is thought that some of those who have integration problems feel like this most of the time. They have to really think about what they are doing, rather than have these activities automated.
With having to think about so much all the time it is no wonder that academic performance and behaviour suffers.
How can Hands on Health – Re-Balance Programme help?
To understand your child, your child is first assessed;
• Assessment – a thorough history is taken from you and your child to understand what has been happening in their life, how it has impacted them on a daily basis. What are your goals for the future
To understand how your child manages in the world a physical examination is undertaken;
• Physical Examination – the aspects are determined by your child, and is designed to determine how your child integrates in the world around them. The examination would include;
o Vital signs and well being
o Systems review
o Age appropriate growth and development
o Appropriate orthopaedic testing
o Appropriate neurological and neurodevelopmental screening, including the retention of primitive reflexes
To help you understand the findings. What does it all mean?
• Report of Findings – at the end of the session. Lara will go through the findings of the history and examination. This will help you to understand how your child is functioning at this point in time. Together a management plan will be formulated. You will be given a folder with the outline of your plan to take home.
The Re-Balance Programme. What will you do?
From the assessment it will be determined the type of programme needed and will be individualised for your child and designed to maximise your child’s potential.
For example, the programme may include; NIP adjustment , exercises targeted to the specific neuro-developmental issue, appropriate nutrition advice, and lifestyle management advice. The programme may also include integration exercises for any primary/primitive reflexes that may not have yet integrated. Lara uses the MNRI method for reflex integration. She is on of the few health practitioners in the UK to use this method.
How many sessions will I need?
As the programme is individualised to your child’s needs it is difficult to put a specific time frame on the progression rate. However it is likely that you will see improvement by the third session (sometimes in younger children results are seen after the first or second session but it depends on your child’s integration rate). Further sessions may be required to stabilise and progress the condition, however after the initial period these should become further apart in time.
How do I get started?
Start with the Extended New Patient option from our booking options when booking online or calling our friendly receptionists on 01276 501777. This extra time will allow for a full consultation, assessment and appropriate start to treatment. You will also be sent a nutrition questionnaire to be completed before your first appointment. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Well Baby/Child Visit
In my private child-friendly clinic, you, I and your child will meet in person to get to know each other. A well child/baby visit is a 40 minute consultation, we will talk to gain an understanding of your child’s lifestyle, and any medical history, ongoing conditions or concerns you may have about the development and health of your child. From the details of the initial consultation, a physical assessment will be conducted which will include appropriate elements from below. The assessment will be unique to your child’s needs. After our initial meeting, you’ll be given a pictorial report of findings and additional information as needed, along with any advice for follow up.
Posture is paramount to the growing child. The toddler’s posture will be very different from that of a teenager. As one of the few chiropractors in the UK with formal training in Paediatrics. Lara is able to assess your child’s posture through different age groups.
To help your child grow healthy and strong, the best nutrition possible is necessary. As a registered health professional, Lara has undertaken postgraduate training in nutrition with ACNEM to ensure that she can provide you with the best advice to help your child grow and stay healthy and strong. Good nutrition is essential for bone and muscle development as well as cognitive function.
With a thorough assessment, Lara can determine if your child is developing appropriately for their age. Primitive reflexes form part of this assessment as well as functional neurological testing. This assessment is performed in the clinic and no invasive techniques are required.
Putting it all together. Your well child/baby assessment puts all of the above elements together and provides us with a picture of how your child is developing at this time. At the end of your visit you will be given a verbal and pictorial report and advised if any further steps are needed to help your child reach their full potential.
As a government registered Health Care Professional/Chiropractor you can be assured that Lara is able to identify cases that need an urgent referral and will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment and/or professional.s.