Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 22285
  Title The chiropractic care of an infant “bottom shuffler”: A case report and review of the literature [case report; review]
Journal Chiropr J Aust. 2012 Mar;42(1):21-24
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic care of a toddler with an abnormal crawling pattern and review the literature. 

Clinical Features: An 11 month female infant was presented by her mother with concerns regarding her daughter’s inability to cross-crawl. The infant was described as a “bottom shuffler”. The infant’s unusual locomotion began at 8 months of age. 

Intervention and Outcome: Chiropractic examination identified sites of subluxation at the upper cervical spine and sacro-iliac joint. Chiropractic adjustments were applied using the Activator Instrument and sacral-occipital technique. The patient’s mother reported that within a few hours after the first visit, the patient began crawling on all fours, in a cross-crawl manner. She was confident to crawl upstairs. 

Conclusion: This case study demonstrates the possibility, that chiropractic care may alter abnormal biomechanical function, affecting developmental milestones such as ambulation. We support further research in the care of similar patients.

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