Pre and Post Natal Care
Expecting mothers, break the rules to a better birth. Optimize your comfort and be in control of your body and well-being throughout your journey to becoming a mother. Prepare and nurture your body along the wonderful path to motherhood. Seek care that’s specialized to your body and your needs. Musculoskeletal complaints of low back pain, mid back and neck tightness are all common complaints for pregnant mothers. A conservative approach, like chiropractic care can provide relief and give great comfort to the mother and child.
Pediatric care begins when the child is still in the womb with the mom getting checked for pelvic imbalances throughout her pregnancy by a chiropractor. This is a simple beginning to a child’s road to a healthy life. Throughout the developmental changes of childhood, children often experience many different stressors, whether it’s chemical, physical or emotional. Before the age of two, infants will experience hundreds of falls as they learn to sit, crawl and eventually walk. Having a child’s spine checked for alignment throughout every milestone is important to promote growth and development.
When it comes to the adjustment of an infant, it is very different than an adjustment of an adult that usually results in a “popping” sound. Instead, infants receive a light and gentle pressure to restore alignment and remove stress from the body. The pressure used on an infant can be compared to causing a tomato to dimple with a fingertip.
Dr. Stephanie is a Certified RockDoc utilizing Rocktape kinesiology tape. Rocktape is fantastic for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee. Rocktape can also be used for pain relief and postural support. Dr. Stephanie uses Rocktape to complement her soft tissue and musculoskeletal treatments to provide additional relief of low back, neck, and mid back pain, along with improving blood flow and decreasing inflammation of swollen joints.
How does it work?
When applied properly, ROCKTAPE lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes blood flow. Faster blood flow means more oxygen and more lymph drainage, this is what decreases inflammation and pressure that can cause pain or discomfort.
Is it difficult to apply?
Not at all. Dr. Stephanie has had experience taping athletes and weekend warriors, parents and kids. She will even take the time to show you how to apply it yourself or show your loved ones how to apply it for you.
How long will it last?
ROCKTAPE can be worn up to 5 days. It is 100% organic cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively breakdown scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes stainless steel instruments designed specifically to detect and effectively treat areas with soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
The Graston Technique is effective because it provides controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue structures. The Technique stimulates a local inflammatory response, which leads to remodeling and repair of affected soft tissues. The instruments allow doctors to identify and treat specific areas.
Treatment with the Graston Technique is conducted in association with a rehabilitation program designed to restore patients to their pre-injury level of activity. This is accomplished by implementing a functional progression program, which focuses on imbalances throughout the kinetic chain. Flexibility, strengthening, and muscle re-education are employed to provide optimal results within a minimal number of treatment sessions.
Graston Technique aids in:
- Faster rehabilitation recovery
- Resolving chronic conditions thought to be permanent
- Reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Reducing overall treatment time
- Continuing to engage in everyday activities
Myofascial Release/Soft Tissue Therapy
Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue. Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches.
Patient symptoms usually include:
-Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder
-A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain
-Pain in any part or parts of the body, including headache or back pain