Pediatrics

Sugar Land's Top Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Sugar Land's Only Chiropractors Certified by the Academy Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics

Giving your child the best start to life

 

Essential neuro-developmental changes occur in the first few years of life. How we support children during these years determines their expression of health and well-being.  Since children need a healthy nervous system to be able to grow and thrive, it is important for them to be checked early in life. Dr. Gina and Dr. KImberlee are both trained in pediatric chiropractic care and know how to assess if your child is functioning to their potential. Through a clear and balanced system, children can express their health optimally. Little’s and Tots who have balanced nerve systems experience:

  • Easier bowel movements
  • Less ear infections
  • Improvement in behavioral issues
  • More calm
  • Better sleep
  • More connection
  • Reaching milestones
  • Less asthma
  • Diminished allergies

​At Parkway Family Chiropractic our doctors are extensively trained on how to take care of the most precious thing in the world to you, your children. We are passionate about children getting the best start to life so they can express their God-given potential in life and in health.

 

We are a kid friendly office with special pediatric treatment rooms to make your experience the best possible! 

 

Is your little one meeting his/her Milestones?

Developmental Milestones are markers of neurological development in the baby and young child.  A baby is born with a very basic nervous system consisting primarily of primitive reflexes and autonomic control of the major organ systems.  Because their brains are not developed, babies cannot conciously control their actions.  The appearance of a series of skills at a particular age means that your baby's nervous sytem and brain are developing.  If a child's abilities are within a predicted level for  their age, then it is considered that the child is developing within normal guidelines.  It is a concern if a child does not meet expected developmental milestones on time as it is indicative that their nervous system may not be developing as it should.  

Developmental Milestones are categorized into 5 areas:

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Social Skills

  • Commuication Skills

  • Adaptive Skills

Gross Motor Skills are where the brain is able to tell the supporting muscles of the spine to work and the big muscles of the body to move.  They are important for  your baby to hold their head up on their own, sit up with and without support, crawl, stand, walk, and for older children to climb, run, hop, etc.

Fine Motor Skills occur when the brain is able to control the small muscles of the hands and voice box.  Because of fine motor control, your baby will be able to feed herself finger food, turn pages of a book, and eventually be able to write and draw.

Social Skills tend to kick in early with your baby's first smile around 2 months of age.  HIgher brain function (especially on the right side of the brain) deals with emotional connection and social interaction with others.  Eye contact is part of this important milestone, as well as playing with their hands and feet, playing with others (ie peek-a-boo), and pointing.

Communication Skills relate to the development of vocabulary and is dependent on being able to hear in order to develop properly.  Babies will start communicating with coos and laughs and then graduate to one syllable words ("ma"), which then morphs into 2 syllable words ("mama") and then phrases.

Adaptive Skills are similar to Fine Motor Skills, but include cognitive elements in each task. These include holding their own bottle, eating with utensils, identifying colors, copying a circle.

Dr.Zummo and Dr. Barnhart are board certified in chiropractic and have certifications in pediatrics and prenatal. We assess the Developmental Milestones of all children coming into our practice to ensure that their nervous systems are developing on track.  We recommend all newborns have a wellness checkup as soon after birth as possible, so that we can determine if there are interferences in the nervous system which could affect neurologic function and developement.  We advises that babies come in monthly for wellness visits in order to check that their developmental milestones are being met in all 5 categories.  

If your baby or child has not met a developmental milestone on time or has a problem with autism, ADHD, dyslexia or other neurobehavioral or learning disorders, it is advisable for them to have a comprehensive nervous system scan and examination with our Doctors. 

 

If your baby or child suffers with any of the following symptoms, Please Call (281) 980-3399

  • Frequent Ear Infections
  • Difficulty Breastfeeding, Especially to One Side
  • Bed Wetting
  • Autism or spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Lip tie
  • Tongue Tie or Ankyloglossia
  • Flat head or plagiocephaly
  • Colic
  • Frequent Urination
  • Fatigue
  • Poor Posture
  • Stomach Aches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Unhappy for no reason or Depression
  • Delayed Motor Skills; Crawling or Walking
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Scoliosis
  • Unexplained or Frequent Crying
  • Chronic Colds and flu
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Constipation or bloating
  • Food allergies
  • Eczema
  • Reflux or vomiting
  • Arching back
  • Torticollis or head tilt
  • Breathing Problems, Asthma
     

Our Pediatric Affiliations

 

 

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers advanced quality chiropractic education committed to providing the most up-to-date information and skills pertaining to the care of children and pregnant mothers. Both doctors are active members and providers for the ICPA.

 

The National Wellness Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a collective of doctors fiercely committed to helping families live the happy, healthy life they deserve.

They help create Healthy Kids, Healthy Families by providing educational information that encourages you to redefine what 'ideal health' looks like, empowers you to make your own decisions about what's best for you and your family, and equipping you with resources to make them. You choose, you take action, and you get results

Parkway Family Chiropractic (281) 980-3399

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Parkway Family Chiropractic

3527 Hwy 6, ste 190

Sugar Land, Tx. 77478

(281) 980-3399

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