2300 Highland Village Rd., Suite 210
Highland Village, TX 75077
Dr. Riner is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where he has completed 180 hours of post doctorate work. Along with being Webster certified Dr. Riner uses cranial adjusting along with full body adjusting to make sure your baby or child gets the best care available.
Short Video on the benefits of SOT chiropractic Care for kids
Dr. Riner's moms and dads understand the truth behind the popular saying, “It is easier to build a child than to repair an adult.”
Even the gentlest of births can be quite traumatic on an infant’s spine. And, this trauma is definitely worsened if the baby’s position in utero is off at all or if there are drugs involved to strengthen contractions, pain drugs which do not allow mom to get in comfortable positions to help her baby through the labor process, instruments like forceps/vacuums that pull hard on an infant’s neck, or cesarean sections which use enough pulling force to lift the adult mom off of the table. These are just a few of the reasons why we recommend parents bring their children in as early as possible. Proper motion in all of the body’s joints cannot be stressed enough! It is documented in the literature and research that motion feeds the brain, therefore a joint that is not motioning properly as an infant grows can definitely affect not only spinal/structural development but also brain development. Chiropractic is about so much more than pain especially when it comes to a child’s health and well-being!
In addition to a wellness exam at the start of life, we also highly recommend that babies, toddlers and children are routinely checked by a pediatric doctor of chiropractic. If you have ever watched a child you will know why we suggest this. Learning to roll over, hold up your head, sit up, crawl and walk are all activities that can affect a child’s spinal alignment. And of course, as the child grows they will participate in routine activities where minor injuries can affect their spinal alignment and thus their overall health. These include bike riding, gymnastics, football, soccer, running and skating to name a few.
To quote renowned pediatric chiropractor Dr. Jeanne Ohm, “It is important to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations (misalignments) interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.”
And although the majority of our practice is wellness, based with families coming in for routine checkups and maintenance/wellness care, we have also seen some amazing results with certain complaints and conditions that have been able to heal through restoring proper nerve function and spinal motion. When the brain is allowed to communicate clearly with the body, amazing results - optimal health - occur! Moms no longer have to suffer through long nights of gassy, colicky babies, torticollis. “Wryneck” is resolved and breastfeeding is no longer miserable or uncomfortable. Parents rest well because their babies now sleep soundly. Babies can now crawl properly and constipation is no longer something that has to be endured, bed wetting doesn’t have to be put up with anymore. Asthma resolves, eczema clears up and children perform better in school. Chiropractic is so fun, and we are blessed to see children walk out with incredible results and testimonies on a daily basis.