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Ask the Doc: Is crawling important for my baby?
Editor’s note: Dr. Philip Schalow’s featured article, “Ask the Doc,” appears monthly. Send questions for Dr. Schalow to MyRockfordChiropractor@gmail.com and he will answer each one individually and choose a sampling for this article.
By Dr. Philip Schalow
Studies on human development show the normal crawling pattern of the infant is important. Clinical observations show those people who did not crawl normally as an infant can show movement problems later in life.
For example, one child who did not crawl normally but went straight to walking had structural problems as an adult that interfered with normal upright posture, hand control, jaw pain and low back pain.
The famous anthropologist, Raymond Dart, after many years of observations, developed some procedures that support normal development. The normal cross-crawl is a part of it. When we see a child who is not developing on its normal timeline, it is possible that the nerve system, which is designed to control and coordinate development, is impaired by a structural misalignment, called a subluxation. When a subluxation is present, it will have specific indicators that the parent may see as colic, behavior problems or absence of the normal crawling sequence.
Chiropractors are trained to detect and restore the integrity of the nerve system so children can get back on their normal developmental timeline.
Dr. Philip Schalow is a NUCCA practitioner in Rockford. He owns 1st Step Chiropractic, S.C., 4519 Highcrest Road, Rockford. Call (815) 398-4500 for details or visit www.MyRockfordChiropractor.com.
From the July 9-15, 2014, issue