OBJECTIVE: To present a clinical case of how chiropractic adjustments supported by the application of Kinesio Taping was of benefit in a case of an infant with gastroesophageal reflux.
DESIGN: A case study.
SETTING: Private practice.
PATIENT: A 3-month-old infant presented to a chiropractic office with a history of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) of one-month duration.
TREATMENT AND RESULTS: Following two treatments of chiropractic full-spine adjustments, abdominal myofascial massage, and the application of a corrective Kinesio Taping method, the infant’s incidence of regurgitation and associated symptoms decreased and later resolved.
CONCLUSION: This combination of treatment has not been cited in previous literature. This case report highlights a protocol of care for the infant with GER and suggests the need for further investigation.
KEYWORDS: chiropractic, adjustment, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), infant, massage, Kinesio Tape.
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