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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rhiannon Clauss D.C.

Navigating Developmental Delays with Confidence

Parents, we understand that watching your child struggle with developmental delays can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone in this journey, and we're here to provide you with insights, information, and a path forward that can make a real difference in your child's development!


This blog is dedicated to parents who are grappling with their child's developmental delays, especially those who've been diligently seeking therapies but aren't witnessing the desired progress. If you've been through PT, OT, and Speech Therapy, yet your child's development has hit a plateau, this is for you.


Understanding Developmental Delays


Developmental delays encompass a wide range of challenges, affecting areas such as cognitive, social, emotional, speech and language, and motor skills. Two common concerns with delays that parents have are with walking or speech and communication.


However, it's crucial to zoom in on Neurological + Motor Function, as these serve as the foundation for overall brain and neurological development. As experts in Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic, we specialize in uncovering the true underlying causes of motor tone, coordination, and developmental delays.


The Overlooked Connection: Central Nervous System and Birth Interventions 


The heart of the matter lies in the Central or Autonomic Nervous System—a system often overlooked when it comes to developmental delays. Surprisingly, the #1 cause of problems with Neuro-Motor connection, coordination, and development is related to an issue that's not discussed enough—birth interventions and trauma.


When interventions like forceps, vacuum, induction, and c-sections are involved in birth, the sensitive areas of the brainstem, cerebellum, and upper neck can suffer strain, trauma, and even injury. These areas control motor function and coordination, and any disruption here can lead to developmental delays.


The Perfect Storm and Subluxation


Such injuries, or subluxations, can initiate a chain reaction of developmental challenges, creating what we term "The Perfect Storm." This storm can impact your child’s sleep, digestion, head, and neck control, crawling, walking, and other aspects of neurological development over time.


Identifying whether this subluxation and dysfunction exists in your child’s brainstem and upper neck region is a critical step that traditional pediatricians and therapists often miss. Only specialized Pediatric Chiropractors can assess and examine this area's health and function with advanced technology called INSiGHT Scans.


Restoring balance to the Central and Autonomic Nervous System is the essential action step you and all parents need to know about. It's time to equip you with this knowledge, as millions deserve access to these insights.


If you suspect your child may have tension, subluxation, or dysfunction in their brainstem controlling neurological development, dive into the provided links to understand more about Developmental Delay and the role Pediatric Chiropractic can play in their journey.


Please reach out with questions or send us a message—we're here to help. If you're ready to make a positive change in your child's life, reach out to Capital District Family Chiropractic to schedule Neurological INSiGHT Scans—a crucial step toward helping your child reach their full potential.  If you’re not local to us, please check out our PX Docs directory to find a local doc near you.


Parents, you're not alone in this. We're here to empower you with knowledge, support, and a pathway toward unlocking your child's developmental potential. Let's work together to make a lasting impact on their future.


Closing Thoughts and Next Steps

If you're feeling unsure about what to do, know that we're here to support you. Our office consists of parents who get your worries, and our Patient Care Advocates are ready to talk about how chiropractic care has made a positive difference for these families. We want to share our experiences and have open conversations with you.

Engage with Us: Follow us on Instagram at @cdfchiro and facebook.com/cdfchiro and post questions, leave comments, or send us a direct message. Your curiosity fuels our commitment to providing the information you need.

Share the Knowledge: Extend a helping hand to other parents by sharing this post within your social circles, family, and relevant online communities.

Take Action: Dive deeper by reading associated articles on our website, registering for workshops or events, or downloading our informative guides.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Capital District Family Chiropractic today!  If you are not local to us, check out our PX Docs directory to find a trained and ready PX Doc near you. Remember, the well-being of your child rests in your capable hands, and we're here to help, empower, and support you along the way!



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