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Pediatric/Neurosensory Chiropractic in Pacifica

At our office, we offer a comprehensive approach to healing. We understand and address ALL the stressors affecting learning and development, including physical, chemical, nutritional, and emotional. This type of holistic care can really help pave the way towards a brighter future for these kiddos.

Many times children today are born with neurological deficits that we don’t even know about, and we may not know about until they reach school age. With chiropractic, we can check for these things early on to prevent issues that may arise later.

The Importance of Spinal Checks After Birth

For kids

It’s critical that all children be checked as soon as possible after birth. That’s because, even if your child doesn’t have any outward symptoms, there may be underlying symptoms that haven’t surfaced yet. Dr. Lisa uses only very slight pressure (about the same used to check a tomato for ripeness) to adjust your baby.

For moms

If Dr. Lisa sees you throughout your pregnancy, she can come to your home to provide you with a postpartum check to support faster healing and help you bounce back easier from the childbirth experience.

The New Patient Process

Coastal Connected Kiddos Program – A drug-free approach to restoring brain balance

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a brain disorder in which individuals misinterpret everyday information comin in from the five senses: touch, vision, sound, smell and taste. Children with SPD are often misunderstood and labeled as: aggressive, anxious, clumsy, inattentive, and “DIFFICULT”

Some of the contributing factors for SPD are: environment, birth trauma, breech birth or C-Section birth, hereditary and spinal subluxations.

If you’re calling about a sensory processing issue with your child, Dr. Lisa will first meet with you by setting up a parents-only consultation. The consultation takes about an hour. We’ll do a detailed intake and find out exactly where your child has issues, and what type of sensory problems or sensory dysregulation that might be present. Then we schedule a very detailed exam that usually takes about an hour and a half. Sometimes she’ll break that up into two visits depending on your child’s attention span.

You’ll be informed about what program Dr. Lisa thinks would be best for your child. For neurosensory issues, the plan of care is 3-6 months. We require a 3-6 month commitment up front and we are only able to accept a certain number of patients at a time so spaces are limited.

With the neurosensory program, through chiropractic adjustments, and various movement and exercise protocols, we can inhibit primitive reflexes. Your child should experience improved neurological development. As a result the following should improve: social behavior, academic performance, motor learning, physical and emotional health, and overall wellbeing.


For all other pediatric patients, we try to have them come in and watch their mom or dad get adjusted first, so they become familiar with Dr. Lisa in the office. If that’s not possible, then she’ll bring them back to a kid-friendly exam room complete with toys, a swing, books and a big cozy chair. Our practice is the opposite of clinical. Kids will feel at home here and not like they’re in a typical doctor’s office.

Dr. Lisa can adjust your child without them even realizing it. For example, she may have them sit in a swing while she’s doing cranial work. Or they may sit on Mom’s lap or even be asleep during the adjustment. Dr. Lisa makes adjustments fun. She usually lets kids bring one of their favorite stuffed animals in. Using the clicking toy Activator tool, children can “adjust” their animal first so that they can see exactly what we’re going to do.

At the end of the visit, we offer a reward system. Kids can get a sticker and pick an item from the treasure chest.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

Many common childhood conditions can improve with chiropractic care. These include

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Digestive problems
  • Ear infections
  • Latching difficulties

Schedule an Appointment Today

We look forward to helping your child enjoy better health through safe, effective and natural chiropractic care. Contact Coastal Family Wellness today to book a convenient appointment. We’re open on Saturdays.

Pediatric Chiropractor Pacifica | (650) 359-6800