PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM CARE
Chiropractic care is an alternative form of health care that focuses on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. Chiropractic takes a hands on approach to general health and includes examination, diagnosis, and chiropractic manipulation.
Initial appointments with Dr. Kayla generally last 45 to 60 minutes due to the thorough history and examination that takes place.
Regular follow-up visits are scheduled for 15-30 minutes depending on your treatment plan.
Dr. Kayla may also recommend rehabilitative exercises, suggest nutritional supplementation, or dietary and lifestyle changes depending on your individual needs.
It has been found that 50-70% of women will experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. When you consider the changes and adaptations that must occur to the woman's body, it is no wonder that the increased stress on the body can be a source of pain.
Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, safe, and gentle approach for discomforts felt during pregnancy and the transition into motherhood.
Webster's technique is a technique used during pregnancy that helps promote optimal pelvic function. It is a way of evaluating the spine, specifically the pelvis, and associated soft tissue-muscles and ligaments- that are generally affected by the growing abdomen during pregnancy. Through specific, gentle adjustments and targeting the soft tissue, optimal positioning of the uterus for fetal growth may be reached thanks to a balanced system. Webster's technique encourages ideal alignment, aids in decreasing discomforts, and may assist in decreasing complications during the birthing process.
During your initial visit, Dr. Kayla will also ask about your birth plan and offer resources that are inline with your goals.
Significant changes also take place in the weeks following child birth. Not only is your body beginning to transition back to its non-pregnant state, you are also acclimating to your little one. Snuggling and admiring your newborn, feeding, and carrying him/her place stress on your body too. Chiropractic adjustments along with advice on small body positional changes can help your transition be pain-free.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to
Why do kids need chiropractic care? This is a question Dr. Kayla gets asked a lot.
First, consider the pregnancy and birthing process. Was your baby always "hanging out" on one side of your abdomen. During the birth did your baby become "stuck", how long was your labor, were you given any medications during birth? These scenarios plus more place stress on the baby's spine.
Even a healthy pregnancy and birth can result in misalignments of the spine. One study concluded that 99% of healthy newborns had at least one spinal misalignment.
Also consider that 60% of brain growth occurs during the first year of life and by age 2 we have reached 80% of our adult brain volume. During the first year of life more milestones in growth and development occur than in any other life stage.
Chiropractors who have undergone special education are trained to evaluate these milestones, assess primitive reflexes, and monitor the maturation of the nervous system. Because adjustments work with the nervous system, stress is removed which encourages the child to develop without interference.
Chiropractic can also help with:
recurring ear infections
aberrant crawl patterns
sensory processing disorder