Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.
He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute and is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.
Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
Our discussion today is about a 4 year old boy who was involved in a pretty serious car accident.
He was in the back seat and securely strapped into his car seat and thankfully there were no bruises or broken bones.
The car was totalled however, and the driver was seriously injured but is responding very well to their chiropractic care.
The paramedics checked out the little boy and did find anything wrong. But here is what I found when I checked him out; his head was tilted to one side, his shoulders were un-level and there was a huge misalignment of his right sacroiliac joint which is part of the pelvis.
Now are these postural distortions a direct result of the car accident? We cannot say for sure but the car accident did not help any.
We are now correcting these postural distortions but just imagine what would have happened if I had never checked is spine.
The postural distortions would have gotten worse and spinal degenerative arthritis would eventually set in resulting in many other health issues that may not have appeared for 10, 15, 20 or even 30 years later.
The main point here is that a child’s spine can become quite misaligned without any awareness on their part.
Their pain tracts are not fully mature yet and they just may not be able to communicate it to you.
It may come out as bad behaviour, unsettled sleeping patterns or grumpiness.
So, as I have mentioned many times before a spinal checkup is a must whenever there has been a traumatic event (such as a fall or in this case a car accident) irrespective of pain symptoms.
And this of course would apply to adults as well.
The benefits of chiropractic care for this child are self-evident.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Consultations and posture checks are always free of charge in our office and family appointments are also available.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me with your questions by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.
And always, good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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