Official Statement from the Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania
For the last 123 years chiropractors have been taking care of families, including newborns. Chiropractor’s are fully trained and capable of managing the spines of newborns through senior citizens and have done so with an impeccable safety record.
There are published textbooks on pediatric chiropractic, clinical practice guidelines addressing best practices for the chiropractic care of children, and peer-reviewed research on pediatric chiropractic care. Such research is ongoing.
Misalignments in the spine may result from the birth process, falls, tumbles, and stresses of childhood, resulting in interference with proper function of the nerve system. These are called vertebral subluxations. Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the importance of locating and gently correcting vertebral subluxations so that the body may function at its best.
The Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania is totally committed to preserving the right for chiropractors and their patients to have safe, effective and evidence informed care for patients from newborn to senior citizen.
At the CFoP we support freedom of choice in health care and access of chiropractic services to people of all ages in Pennsylvania.