Chiropractic for Infants and Children
It’s never too early to start your health on the right track. Beginning with birth the spine is stressed through the natural birthing process; with additional intervention can increase the stress to the delicate spine and nerves. Babies under care benefit immensely from having a properly aligned spine in order to have maximum developmental potential through the nervous system.
Dr. Carolyne Hiebert is proud to have a family wellness practice with a focus on infant and child chiropractic care.
As a child begins to grow and develop, the spinal structures are growing and changing too. Spinal assessments and specific adjustments allow the body to develop to potential without additional stress. As minor traumas and injuries occur during early and late childhood the spine and nerves become affected even when symptoms are not present. Chiropractic care is an essential part of any child’s healthy growth and development.
The best thing you can do is to have your baby checked as soon as possible after birth by a certified doctor of chiropractic.
Thought, preparation and specific training have gone into the care needed for babies and children. Little ones only require little adjustments either by hand or instrument to create positive change in their spinal health. Adjustments for infants and children are done with approximately 6-8 ounces of force, the same pressure you would use to press a ripe tomato without breaking the skin or to press your own eye. Babies and children love getting adjusted in our office and thrive under care!
Chiropractic during Pregnancy and Post Partum
Chiropractic care during pregnancy will allow you to stay comfortable and allow for an easier, more comfortable birth.
Optimal function of the body is critical at this time as the woman is now responsible for her own health as well as the growth and development of her baby. As the woman’s body changes in preparation for birth, many changes including biomechanical and hormonal changes will negatively affect the woman’s spinal alignment and health. Being checked by a certified doctor of chiropractic maintains spinal health and integrity for 100% function.
Post Partum chiropractic care is crucial as the spine and pelvis is now healing post birth and delivery and hormonal and biomechanical changes to the woman’s spine and pelvis are once again occurring. New activities which including feeding, lifting heavy car seats and tending to the needs of a new baby can stress the woman’s spine as well. Post Partum care enables and ensures healing of the spinal and pelvic structures and reducing stress to the woman’s body.
Active Release Techniques®
Active Release Techniques® soft tissue management system uses motion to fix soft tissue adhesions that occur when trauma or repetitive stress to the body occurs. Once the injury or area of concern has been assessed, the provider uses hands on treatment and patient motion in order to correct these problem areas of soft tissue adhesions. Freeing up the soft tissue allows for proper function of the body and muscles, releasing entrapped nerves and allowing optimal function.
Chiropractic for Car Accidents
Have you or a loved one been involved in a motor vehicle collision? Motor vehicle collisions even at low speed can be devastating to your health. Soft tissue injuries, whiplash and damage to the spine occur with trauma.
Damage to your vehicle is not indicative of the damage that may have been done to your spine and nervous system. The only way to know if you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision is to be examined by a certified doctor of chiropractic.
After a thorough health history and examination at our office we can determine the extent of the damage done to your spine and begin working on a plan to enable you to get back to your life and health!
Even with correct car seat installation, damage to the spine and nerves may occur in infants and children, they too should be checked by a chiropractor to determine the extent of their injuries.