June 23, 2021

Resolution of Facial Palsy under Chiropractic Care: A Case Report

A new case report has just hit the Asia Pacific Chiropractic Journal, covering a novel presentation of facial paralysis in a 13-month-old child. Facial palsy is a rare and complex condition, that differs greatly in its prognosis depending on whether it is congenital or due to a birth trauma. Either way, the chiropractic management of this condition and its resolution concomitant with chiropractic care is a noteworthy case report as there is a paucity of literature on this particular issue. According to the article, “the incidence of facial paralysis in live births is 0.8-2.1 per 1000 births, and, of these, […]
September 4, 2019

Dr. Michael Hall: The importance of spinal and motor tone in children

Dr. Michael Hall (a chiropractor, and the man behind “Brain DC”) caught up with the Australian Spinal Research Foundation to talk about spinal and motor tone in children; its role, its importance in cognitive development, the existing measurement tools and where we need to go in terms of research. So for this week’s blog, clear yourself some time, grab yourself a cuppa and hit ‘play.’
June 17, 2019

Infantile Colic and Spinal Manipulation: Study Puts European Medical Literature Under the Microscope – A contrast

As the Government of Victoria, Australia, winds up its review of chiropractic spinal manipulation of children under 12, the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic (based in the United States) has published a narrative review of the European Medical Literature on an issue often debated within pediatrics. It is the issue of spinal manipulation and infantile colic. The review provides a thorough look at the documented, peer-reviewed and indexed evidence surrounding the condition and the effectiveness of chiropractic care in its management.  This is perhaps a complicated undertaking, given the unclear etiology behind what is termed “infantile colic.” Even now in 2019, […]