Dr. Christy Porterfield, co-owner of HealthWorks, in Plano, has recently completed specialized advanced pediatric training, and will be holding an open house with free screenings for children up to 13 years old from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., May 31.
The purpose of the screenings is to help discover nerve inflammation, which Porterfield says can be difficult to diagnose in a child because it often hides behind other health problems like fussiness, a clicking or popping shoulder, inability to sleep, frequent colds or illness, digestive difficulties or reflux.
She says that from the time a baby is born until age 2, they experience the most dynamic and important phase of brain development. “By age 6, over 90 percent of brain development has happened, and during this critical period, any amount of nerve inflammation will cause interference or damage and can have far-reaching and permanent effects on your child’s potential and developmental capabilities.”
Location: 2317 Coit Rd., Ste. B, Plano. For more information call 972-612-1800 or visit HealthWorksTX.com