Research at Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare
At Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare we are committed to improving our and the chiropractic professions care of infants and children through involvement in research. In addition to being Australia’s leading centre for the provision of chiropractic care for children Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare is also Australia’s leading centre for chiropractic paediatrics research.
Current Research Projects
Developmental outcomes in 5 year old children with plagiocephaly after chiropractic treatment as infants
Dr Keil and Dr O’Neil
Infants with head asymmetry (plagiocephaly) have been found by research to have increased incidence of developmental delays with the developmental delay becoming apparent as infants and progressing to increased risk of learning difficulties in primary school aged children. Research indicates that 33 to 40% of infants with plagiocephaly will experience learning difficulties in primary school (normal community levels of learning difficulties is 7-8%). Our research is investigating if chiropractic care as an infant reduces the incidence of learning difficulties in 5-7 year olds.
Past Research conducted at Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare
The recognition of craniosynostosis when managing patients with plagiocephaly: two case reports of lambdoid craniosynostosis
Dr Carrie O’Neil and Dr Adam Stewart
Paediatric Chiropractic and infant breastfeeding difficulties: a pilot case series study involving 19 cases
Dr Adam Stewart
Chiropractic management of a 22 month old child with syncope: a case report and suggested management within the chiropractic clinic
Dr Adam Stewart