It is important to correct any abnormal movement in your baby’s or child’s spine as soon as possible.

The reason for this is that a child’s spine is primarily made up of cartilage up to the age of six years and any biomechanical problems may cause permanent changes to the spine.

A joint that isn’t moving enough, may be symptom-free, may cause only slight pain and irritability, or may present with severe discomfort. If it’s left untreated it could cause compensatory changes and eventually degeneration in the joints.

A healthy and full functional spine will allow for optimum motor development. For example, a baby who doesn’t have normal biomechanics of the thoracic spine may not feel comfortable in the crawling position and therefore not develop this necessary motor skill.