Pediatric & Prenatal Chiropractic Care
We love moms and babies at Hope Chiropractic & Wellness Center, and we specialize in helping them achieve optimum health and well-being. Our providers are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and specialize in caring for infants, children, and women before, during, and after pregnancy.
Chiropractic care for Infants
Chiropractic care is a great way to promote health and manage many ailments in infants and children. The birth process alone places a great deal of stress on an infant's nerves and joints. This can lead to symptoms of refulx, colic, and nursing struggles. A chiropractic evaluation and adjustment by a chiropractor who specializes in pediatric care can have a profound impact on the health and functioning of infants.
Chiropractic care for infants is drastically different than the approach used on adults. There is no bending, popping, or twisting involved, and the treatment more closely resembles massage or accupressure. Most babies sleep through their adjustment and their parents report improved mood, nursing patterns, and sleep afterwards.
Chiropractic for Kids
When children are under regular chiropractic they can see many health benefits:
- Improved immune system function
- Reduced risk of ear infections
- Reduced symptoms of digestive disorders - colic, constipation, reflux
- Maintained overall wellness
- Faster recovery from sports injuries
- Better sleep, mood, and behavior
Chiropractic care for children often looks a bit different than adult care. We take a gentle, on-the-go approach for young ones. Sometimes that looks like doing their adjustment in the toy room, or laying with mom. We want kids to feel safe and secure, so we let them lead.
Because they are younger and haven't been living with their spinal problems for years like most adults, they respond so much more quickly to care. We often see improvements with kids during their first few adjustments.
chiropractic During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can offer many benefits to the mom-to-be. It has been shown to help:
- Maintain a healthier pregnancy
- Control symptoms of nausea
- Reduce the time of labor and delivery
- Relieve back, neck, or joint pain
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
Dr. Jill Plentl, D.C. utilizes Webster's Technique during pregnancy care, which can relieve ligament tension allowing babies to get into optimal position in the womb.