Recent studies have indicated that nervous system development and brain growth may be linked with movement and sensory input. The findings suggest “mobility restrictions or insufficient sensory stimuli impact the production of new brain cells and brain development” and that “by testing whether early deficits in sensory experience similarly restrict human brain growth, our findings offer a novel approach to combatting such deficits to maintain normal brain development .”
Two recent studies [2,3] clearly suggest the possibility that movement restrictions in the postnatal stage may be critical to brain development.
In another study , reduced range of motion was found in:
These studies suggest the possibility that correcting restrictions in joints in a newborn may improve brain growth and nervous system function which is very important as the whole structure and function of our body is controlled through the nervous system.
This potentially makes infants and children the most significant time window in terms of chiropractic care due to its impact on optimal nervous system development.
Contact our friendly front desk team on 9341 3020 today to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors to assess how your child’s motion restrictions are impacting them.
Dr Barry Smith