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Children’s Health

birth traumaSome folks are shocked by the thought of kids needing and getting chiropractic care. Well, if you’re like most parents, you want the best for your kids. You want them to grow up to be as healthy and happy as possible, to be all they can be. That… is why they should be adjusted and checked, on a regular basis, from birth, on. Woman with infant child

Birth? Yes. THE most traumatic event we go through, for most of us, is getting born. AS much as the modern medical birth process is difficult for mom, it’s harder for baby. It is estimated that the torsion and pull of normal birth is between 70 and 140 lbs. Imagine if someone pulled on your adult neck with that force! And that’s normal birth, Forceps and vacuum extraction are much more traumatic.  So, most all of us begin our lives with significant Vertebral Subluxation Complex. From that point on, we are limited in our expression of Life. You don’t want your kids to be limited, do you?

Then come the tens of thousands of falls from learning to walk and play, falls off bicycles, play structures, etc. There’s sports injuries, emotional stresses, and chemical challenges, from excess sugar to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Each of these things can cause further subluxation.


Caroline, adjusted from birth

Parents have brought their children to me with colic, ADHD, other learning and behavioral problems, “growing pains,” sports injuries, chronic ear and throat infections, asthma, allergies, bed-wetting, even “failure to thrive.”

The same Innate Intelligence that brought together sperm and egg, to become, in about nine months, your baby, continues on in your child, as he or she grows and develops. My goal, as your child’s chiropractor, is to make sure that there is as little interference (VSC) as possible, allowing that same Innate Intelligence to express itself fully, so that your child can grow up better… physically, mentally and socially. Ultimately, this means better expression of his or her genetic potential!children-happy

Our gentle adjusting techniques correct Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) so that your child’s body can resume working as it was designed. Better health is the natural result when the brain and body have clear communication pathways.

“At five months old, my son Ricky wasn’t sleeping through the night and wasn’t eating well. All that changed with Dr. Harte. Now at twelve months, he gets sick much less, and our friends tell us how much more alert he is than all the other kids his age.”         –Olga Prospero,   Richmond



Kids playing on our “Mikey the Turtle” adjusting table. Plenty of toys and kids’ books here, too!

 “My son Nicholas, who is five and a half, has histiocytosis, a rare auto-immune disease. He has received several chiropractic adjustments and, already, his energy has increased. He has a better attitude, and I’ve noticed fewer temper tantrums.”    –Valerie Goodale,  Novato

“My daughter has more energy, and is able to run for the first time. Her asthma has improved, and she gets much less colds.”  - Carmen  Monico, San Rafael

“My two year-old son was spiking fevers once every couple of weeks, with a runny nose only Benedryl would alleviate, had monster diaper rash at least once a month, and a croupy cough that kept his parents up all night. So we did what “all the normal people do.” We took him to the pediatrician, who said, ‘here’s some antibiotics, and…….call us back if he doesn’t get better.’ After two rounds of antibiotics, and a full head-to-toe raised red allergic rash, I happened across a flyer from a local chiropractor named Dr. Donald Harte. After one week of chiropractic care, my little boy started sleeping like an angel through the night, and the incidences of diaper rash become fewer, less intense, and eventually, over the next three months, non-existent. And much to my surprise, when my son would get a runny nose, or a cough, it was not a three week ordeal, but cleared itself within 24 hours!”     – Lucielle Riley, R.N., El Sobrante

“I came to Dr. Harte because of my back, but when he explained to me about the benefits for my two sons, 4 and 5 years old, I decided to bring them too. My sons’ asthma and allergies are gone completely, they are more alert, and their ability to learn is incredible.”   –Natividad Gutierrez,   Corte Madera

Call me at 460-6527. I will be happy to answer any of your questions. “I will help you and your child.”

If you still think that the pediatrician is the expert to trust, take a look at this video about the mind-altering drugging of children, ages 0-5.