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Autism

Chiropractors do not treat autism. Because autism is a neurologic disorder, however, chiropractors have a special interest in the condition. There are reports of improvement in the symptoms and behaviours associated with specific types of chiropractic care. These reports have led parents and patients to seek chiropractic as a means to improve their quality of life.

Autism is typically characterized by impairments in three areas: social development, communication, and stereotyped behaviours. There is no known cause, and there is no known cure. Medications may be limited in their abilities, only being used to manage symptoms.

Superhero child

Children with autism often excel in areas such as art and music

My son Spencer has Autism. After seeing Dr. Hoffman, Spencer is no longer taking Risperdone for his Autism.

My son has started to ‘grow up’ and be himself, thanks to the efforts and skills of Dr. Hoffman.

No words can describe how thankful I am for Dr. Hoffman bringing my real son to me!
Brad

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A New Approach to Managing Autism

It is this asymmetry of skills that has caught the attention of chiropractors trained in Functional Neurology. In his book, Disconnected Kids, author, chiropractor and functional neurologist Dr. Robert Melillo describes this functional asymmetry in the brain and outlines specific steps to evaluate and develop underactive areas. We have observed the improvements in behaviours, communication and social skills that come from using this approach and combining it with our state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic and treatment programs.

Request an appointmentIn our patients with autism, we have observed improvements in behaviour, communication and social skills that come from using this approach and combining it with our state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic and treatment programs.
Find out how chiropractic may help improve the quality of life for patients with autism. Contact our office today for more information!

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Understanding Your Autistic Child’s Strengths

One resource for Canadian parents of children with autism is AutismCanada.org. They draw attention to one trait of those with autism that sets it apart from other conditions. Although these individuals have certain specific impairments, they usually also have strengths that exceed their peers in certain areas such as:

  • Computer interest and skills
  • Drawing skills
  • Exceptional memory
  • Music skills
  • Non-verbal reasoning skills
  • Perceptual motor skills
  • Reading skills
  • Visual-spatial abilities

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