Pediatric Care

Supporting the well-being of future generations

At West Michigan Chiropractic, we know that healthy kids become healthy adults. We see children on a regular basis for issues such as Ear infections, Bedwetting, Digestive difficulties, Headaches, ADD/ADHD, Asthma, Sports Injuries, and Chronic Colds. While specific chiropractic care can often alleviate these symptoms, we are also concerned about your child’s future health and wellness. Since the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions and structures in the body, regular chiropractic care will ensure that your child’s body can function optimally to fight off illness and recover more quickly.
Chiropractic care makes its most powerful impact on children.

Chiropractic care makes its most powerful impact on children.

From the birth process onward, our spine and nervous system is subjected to a multitude of forces which can misalign (subluxate) vertebra and set the stage for reduced well-being and future health problems. A recent study has shown that 95% of babies are born with not only misalignments in their spine but also some degree of cervical strain. The study further went on to observe that infants respond well to specific cranial and spinal care with immediate muscle relaxation and a greater ability to sleep.

“Nerve dysfunction associated with birth trauma may result in problems such as breathing weakness, mood irritability, digestive disorders, difficulty with feeding and attachment, sleeping problems, immunity deficits and neurological impairment. Left uncorrected, subluxations and their resulting nerve system dysfunction may develop into numerous health issues for the baby.”

-Adjusting to a New Life article from Pathways Magazine Issue #24

The specific, gentle spinal adjustments provided by Dr. Sarah and Dr. Ryan allow a child’s spine and nervous system to grow and develop optimally.

The specific, gentle spinal adjustments provided by Dr. Sarah and Dr. Ryan allow a child’s spine and nervous system to grow and develop optimally.


Dr. Sarah and Dr. Ryan are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and have completed numerous hours in specialized pediatric training. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Sarah are both certified in Webster’s technique, a technique specifically crafted for the needs of pregnant women. It focuses on the proper alignment of the pelvis which optimizes the room for the developing fetus and promotes an easier birth.

Safety and Effectiveness

Many envision that infants and children receive the same force of an adjustment an adult would, which is false. The adjustments given to an infant spine are given with the same pressure it would take for your finger to break the skin on a ripe tomato. It is very gentle and very effective. “The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice- Based Research Network” found chiropractic care for children is safe and effective. In their study they found that an adverse event is a .00055% of negative reaction, and further the negative reactions reported were minor discomfort following the adjustment each of which readily resolved.

Over 90% of the chiropractors and parents in the study found an adjustment-related improvement with respect to the children’s presenting complaints. Reports of better sleeping patterns, improved behavior and robust immune systems were made while under chiropractic care. The research for chiropractic and its effectiveness in children is continuously growing as the results are profound.

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The driving power behind chiropractic care is ensuring that the central nervous system can communicate all necessary functions from the brain to the body. Torque release technique removes interference in this system, allowing the body to function optimally. Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney want to provide the best care for you and your family. Our mission is to become your Portage chiropractors, and it is our goal to see every person in the Kalamazoo area living their healthiest and best lives.

Book your appointment today with West Michigan Chiropractic.