Pediatric Chiropractor New York City

Dr. Kaminsky loves children and is fully capable of administering pediatric chiropractic care to newborn babies, infants, children of all ages, adolescents and young adults.

He is pursuing the diplomate status of Pediatric Chiropractor and frequently takes many continuing education seminars with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), even though in New York, a chiropractor under the scope of their license can treat children without any post graduate continuing education.

Dr. Kaminsky also implements gentle Craniosacral Therapy techniques with pediatric patients.

Healing With Craniosacral Therapy

Pediatric chiropractic care is a safe, gentle and non-invasive treatment emphasizing the innate self-healing capability of the child through the correct therapeutic touch from the practitioner. Dr. Kaminsky’s focus is the relationship of the nervous system between the spine, the head and the rest of the body.

Dr. Kaminsky does not “crack” the spine but uses gentle and safe techniques to deliver care stemming from on-going continuing education and many years of experience.

Understanding of a newborn’s/infant’s/child’s symptom(s) and condition(s) requires a full physical examination including a visual evaluation, palpation, checking of the head and spine, including alignment, muscle tone and full range of motion (ROM) of the neck, back, limbs and oral cavity / Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).

A craniosacral System evaluation must not be overlooked, as it’s malfunction may be interfering with the development of the natural rhythmic patterns of the human body where physiological and neurological compromises may be coming from. Including sensory processing disorders and developmental delays.

Pediatric chiropractic care can help with:

  • Torticollis
  • Flat Head Syndrome
  • Consistent Crying
  • Tongue / Lip tie
  • Infantile Colic
  • Reflux
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Sinus Issues
  • Asthma
  • Bed Wetting
  • Constipation/Digestive Issues
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Scoliosis Detection
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Inability to thrive
  • Many other conditions

Child Developmental Milestones

Healthy child development includes nutrition, physical activity and an optimally functioning nervous system. As the spine develops, it is vulnerable to trauma from activities and events. The “arc of health” of children starts with birth trauma, the events of childhood, nutritional shortcomings, emotional coping, and many other types of stress placed on the emotional system and physical body. The objective is to minimize negative forces while strengthening the body’s capability to adapt to its environment. It’s important to note that symptoms (pain and malfunction) may not surface for years, injury to the nervous system can have a lifetime of damaging effects – left unaddressed.

A child’s nervous system function, the craniosacral rhythm, should be assessed after birth because of the straining effects of the birthing process. Studies show that numerous children who experience symptoms of colic, ear-infections, torticollis, developmental challenges, asthma and many more conditions, also have a compromised craniosacral mechanism and  spinal subluxations impairing their nervous system function.  Early detection and correction can avert further damage to the nervous system in the infancy and toddler years ahead. Otherwise an existing unbeknown impairment and subluxation can compound over time resulting in negative adaptations and compensating habits that lead to needed care and treatment later in life.

To learn more about the age appropriate Child Milestones of Development, Click Here.

If your child is not performing at the age appropriate milestones, have her / him evaluated by Dr. Kaminsky.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Infants

Pediatric Chiropractic Care
for Infants

The developer of Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopath Dr. John Upledger said the following, “The inner wisdom of a fetus and an infant is every bit as intelligent as that of an adult. It knows what its body needs to correct its dysfunctions. It knows why those dysfunctions are present. It has a softer voice than the adult inner wisdom. Therefore, the Craniosacral Therapist must learn to listen more carefully. Once the connection is made, all the information you need for care will be forthcoming.”

As a children’s chiropractor administering craniosacral therapy to the little ones, Dr. Kaminsky understands too well the extra care needed when treating infants, toddlers and children.

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment

Dr. Kaminsky has great experience treating his own children since they were born as well being a chiropractor for hundreds of children over the years. Treating children requires more from the session. It requires a more keen observation, sharp palpation skills and great degree of self-trust. The child must feel safe with the practitioner and with Dr. Kaminsky, he connects well with children of all ages.

If you are looking for a pediatric chiropractor, Dr. Kaminsky administers chiropractic care and craniosacral therapy with children in New York. Schedule your child’s appointment today!

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About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Dr. Kaminsky is a 1999 graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. He is licensed to practice in NY and has completed close to three thousand hours of professional continuing education since becoming licensed in March of 2000.

The primary approach used in his office is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) which is a method focusing on the cranium (head) and sacrum (a large bone at the base of the spine) scientifically proven to control life sustaining fluid flow throughout the body.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on manual therapy approach that brings about healing via the fluidity of the body. The existence of the Craniosacral System was first discovered by Osteopath Dr. William Sutherland in the early 1900’s, calling it Cranial Osteopathy.  And later rediscovered, validated, and developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late 70’s early 80’s, who renamed it Craniosacral Therapy after doing five years of research at the Michigan State University, School of Medicine. In 1983 Dr. John, as he was fondly called, established a teaching institute in Palm Beach, Florida, to teach this cranial sacral method to all healthcare providers. The Upledger Institute is still very active today.

The craniosacral mechanism pumps fluid which is produced in the brain, called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), through the fascial network of the body, the purpose of which is to lubricate joints, muscles, organs, all cells and all tissues. It is the driving life force for your body’s systems to function properly, CSF also carries healing properties to bodily traumas, injuries and past surgeries.

The proper function of your cranial sacral mechanism, via CSF flow, maintains the normal tone of your muscles, provide nutrients to your organs, and keeps you out of pain. It sustains human life and allows your nervous system to stay responsive to challenges of daily living and your mind-body life experiences. The better your craniosacral mechanism functions, the better the flow of this life sustaining fluid, the better your body can handle physical and emotional stress. The uninhibited flow of this fluid throughout your body allows you to thrive, opposite of survival mode.

CSF is part of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) brain and spinal cord), which is physically encapsulated within the dural membranes of the spine and head.

One of the functions inside of your brain is to automatically generate energetic rhythmic impulses that function to pump CSF throughout your body, regulating your peripheral nerves, nervous system and organ systems, which in turn, sustain your function (physiology) and life. It is an important force that maintains everything functioning in your body. This is what we call the Craniosacral System, or Craniosacral Mechanism. It is the hydraulic, energetic and rejuvenating system of your body.

This measurable life force of moving fluid is palpable to a trained craniosacral therapist, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rate, that can all be felt, so too can the Cranial Sacral Rhythm (CSR) be palpated and measured. It is the foundational diagnostic tool in real-time used to evaluate your current state of well-being (or lack thereof), and potential for health improvement and healing.

Compromises of your rhythmic impulse, correlates to CSF flow restrictions in the system which the body is unable to self-correct or overcome on its own. This is the reason why over time we develop pain, dis-ease, symptoms, conditions, mind-body disconnect and basically all human physical and psychological ailments.

When the fluid isn’t flowing optimally, your bodily rejuvenation is affected, and this is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body, most commonly on your head and sacrum, for diagnostic purposes, the practitioner can detect, feel, evaluate, and rate the SSQAR (strength, symmetry, quality, amplitude, rate) of the rhythm; then bring forth correction of any limitations with subsequent experienced hand placements on different parts the body during a session.

A craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm reset, restore and renew allowing for healing to take place of the mind-body connection, musculoskeletal tightness and spasms, neurological deficits, autoimmune issues, organ function, many common conditions, and of course pain. Through a practitioners properly focused and attuned touch, your body is facilitated to release channels of fluid stagnation and flow restriction, which ultimately breakthrough, overcome and improve CSR and the function of vital fluid flow.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky is an advanced practitioner of Craniosacral therapy, having studied up to advanced levels including SER and pediatric courses. He has built a solid foundation with many years of experience, treating babies, children and adults.

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