This is easy to appreciate when we consider how orthodontic braces can move the 'tooth bones' and influence the shape of a young person's face. The malleable nature of the skull is also apparent when we see a misshapen newborn head following a difficult birth or the flattened skull of a baby with a strong head turning preference to one side.
Some cranial joints move more than others, for instance; the obvious visible movement of the jaw opening and closing. In other cranial joints the movement is much more subtle.
Assessing and normalising cranial function requires great skill. It is
gentle and precise work. Chiropractors who are proficient in cranial care also understand how the skull develops and functions at different stages of the lifespan.
Many families seek cranial chiropractic care for babies and children.
At the Bendigo Chiropractic Centre, all our chiropractors are skilled in cranial care - it's part of our whole body approach to restoring balance and good health.