Chiropractic Treatment Helps Autistic Children
FORMER Top Gear presenter Quentin Willson inspired parents Susan and Gary Crisp to try an unusual method of helping their autistic son.
Every month, Susan takes her eight-year-old son, Daniel, for a 15-minute chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic is a complementary therapy used to treat problems with joints, bones and muscles and the effects they have on the nervous system.
This is done by a chiropractor using their hands to make often gentle, specific adjustments to joints, concentrating particularly on the spine, to improve the nervous system and release the body’s natural healing ability.
Susan and Gary firmly believe this complementary therapy has been key to the recent improvements they’ve seen in his development.
"His communication has improved tremendously," says Susan.
"He has started putting three or four words together and it is not in response to questions from us. It’s spontaneous. At one time, if he wanted something out of the fridge he would drag me to the fridge and point. Now he’ll say, ‘Mummy, I want’. He doesn’t seem so closed in as he once was and is interacting more with his three older sisters."
Television presenter Quentin reported similar success from the treatment for his son, Max.