Chiropractic care for the whole family
Chiropractic care during pregnancy
Chiropractic care is considered safe and effective for a variety of complaints during and following pregnancy. Not only can it help with pain, instability and stiffness, it can also help with the delivery of the baby and the recovery thereafter. Having your spine checked by a chiropractor ensures that your pelvis is sitting and functioning correctly to allow optimum room for your baby to grow and move.
Pregnancy leads to a very significant change in posture and how the expecting mother has to move to accomplish almost all daily activities. This can worsen pre-existing physical complaints and sometimes create new ones which can last well past the delivery of the baby if they are not properly treated. During pregnancy, the body releases a number of hormones aimed at preparing the joints and muscles for birth. One of those is called relaxin, it helps loosen up the ligaments and joints, but coupled with the extra weight of the growing baby it can result in instabilities and imbalances in how the body moves and functions.
Chiropractic can help to optimize your posture and reduce unpleasant physical complaints. Through specific treatments the movement of the joints in the pelvis, spine and hips can be improved, and tension in the muscles and ligaments released. Our chiropractors are trained in a variety of gentle and safe techniques and can care for women in any stage of their pregnancy.
During any stage of your pregnancy we can help you with:
✔️ Lower back pain
✔️ Groin pain
✔️ Pelvic instability
✔️ Abdominal stiffness
Gentle and safe treatments for babies
Having your baby’s spine checked soon after birth can help your little one’s growth and wellbeing tremendously!
Although a baby’s spine is still very flexible, labor places significant amounts of stress on their bones and joints. This stress can be intensified by the use of forceps, baby’s malpositioning, or excessive twisting of the neck during birth. The growing process is of course also not without little accidents, falls are a daily occurrence for a crawling baby.
Chiropractic adjustments for newborns differ significantly to the ones performed on adults. There is no cracking involved, the treatment is very gentle and involves mainly light fingertip pressure on various parts of the baby’s spine, neck and belly.
Chiropractic for children
Children, just like babies and adults, can benefit from a chiropractic check up to make sure that their spine, posture and nervous system are functioning optimally.
Unfortunately there is a significant amount of postural stress on our kids’ backs nowadays, much more than there used to be just a few years ago. Heavy school backpacks and hours spent after the phone and computer are not the best for a developing child’s spine.
Luckily, children tend to improve much faster than adults with chiropractic care, since their spine has not been under stress for a long time.
With a properly functioning spine and nervous system, your child has a better chance of feeling and moving at their best, but also lesser chances of having postural problems in the future.
Are you having some pain or discomfort during your pregnancy, or have you noticed some postural issues in your kids? Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question or to make an appointment!