Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1997 Dec; 4(4): 9-18
ABSTRACT: Purpose: A discussion of clinical considerations in the chiropractic management of children with special needs is offered. Three conditions that contribute to special needs situations are reviewed: cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. Descriptive case studies regarding chiropractic management of a cerebral palsy patient and an autism patient are presented for illustrative purposes.
Methodology: A qualitative literature review was conducted, and case studies of the application of chiropractic care were constructed using Kentuckiana files.
Summary: Although genetic disorders remain incurable, under certain circumstances children with these conditions may receive clinical benefit and/or palliative relief of concurrent problems from chiropractic interventions.