Created: 04/23/2014 8:12 PM WHEC.com
April is Autism Awareness month, and one out of six children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism spectrum.
Doctor Sarah Pace is a chiropractor who specializes in therapies that can help autistic children and their families.
“We use chiropractic methods with children and incorporate nutrition and brain exercises. We have a sensory gym in the office. We work with the sensory systems and retraining those Nero pathways,” says Doctor Pace. “We’ve seen great outcomes such as improvement with behavior, attention and concentration in school, learning capabilities, sleeping better and digestive improvements.”
Doctor Pace said the research is just beginning on the chiropractic methods, but the therapies have shown improvement in overall body function, sleeping and behavior in autistic children. She said the method has been proven to be safe and effective for children.
“These kid’s guts are usually a mess, so their brain and nervous system aren’t working properly. When we do the chiropractic adjustment we are getting that nervous system to communicate again,” said Doctor Pace.
Doctor Pace, and two other chiropractors who took the neurosensory certification, will give an educational speech on the therapy on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. The discussion will be held at Monroe Community College.
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