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Paediatric Chiropractic in Limerick-Adare

Nurturing the Wellbeing of Our Children

Child on riding bike outsideAt Clinic Fontana – Chiropractic & Advanced Recovery, the health and happiness of our children is our highest priority. Our paediatric chiropractic care is a unique, gentle, and holistic approach meticulously designed to meet the child’s specific needs. Our personal journey into this field profoundly influences our passion for enhancing their wellbeing.

Scarlett’s Remarkable Transformation

Dr Fontanarava’s interest in paediatric chiropractic care commenced when his daughter, Scarlett, arrived prematurely into the world. After spending over six months in a neonatal intensive care unit, she faced a multitude of challenges. She could not turn her head, sit up unassisted, or roll over, even after her first birthday.

Conventional therapies proved ineffective. In response, Dr Fontanarava initiated gentle spinal manipulations on his daughter, leading to astonishing results within a week. Scarlett achieved milestones once thought unattainable. Her inspiring journey fuels our unwavering commitment to assisting other children in unlocking their full potential through chiropractic care.

Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Our paediatric care optimises a child’s nervous system, spine, and overall health. Benefits include relief from issues such as colic, reflux, and constipation, improved gut health, and the opportunity for a robust and healthy life from an early age.

To ensure a successful experience during the first visit, please complete the paediatric intake form before coming into the office and select a time when the child is neither hungry nor in need of a nap. Dress them in comfortable, loose clothing, avoiding excessive bundling. Feeding them a short time before the visit is advisable to prevent discomfort.

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Building Trust and Understanding

During the initial consultation, we discuss the child’s medical history and Mum’s pregnancy and birth history. A gentle orthopaedic and neurological examination helps to identify any underlying issues. Our primary objective is to foster trust between the parents, children, and our chiropractor.

When children show fear about receiving adjustments, we dedicate ample time to building trust and providing comfort. Dr Fontanarava’s extensive experience and our child-friendly environment, complete with toys, help alleviate anxiety in even the most nervous children. There is no rush to treat; the child’s comfort is our utmost priority.

A Multidisciplinary Approach Gets Results

After the first visit, we diagnose any issues and formulate a custom care plan that typically encompasses chiropractic adjustments at the clinic and exercises to do at home with the child. We place great emphasis on a collaborative approach to ensure optimal results.

We use diverse techniques based on the child’s requirements, including craniotherapy, CMRT, Activator® Methods, and gentle manipulation. Each technique is thoughtfully selected to prioritise the child’s comfort and wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be uncomfortable for the baby?

No, our techniques are gentle and tailored to the baby’s comfort.

How long will it take?

The duration varies but typically lasts around 15-30 minutes per session.

What techniques do you use?

We use gentle and age-appropriate techniques like craniotherapy, CMRT, and Activator® Methods.

Do you use the same techniques as with adults?

No, we use specialised techniques suitable for babies’ delicate needs.

Can both parents be in the room with the baby?

Both parents are welcome to be present during the session for support and comfort.

Helping Little Ones Thrive

Give your child the gift of wellness; book an appointment today.

Together, we will empower your child to thrive naturally. Call us today.



Paediatric Chiropractic Limerick-Adare | 083-368-3104