Prenatal & Pediatric care
As a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), Dr. Hunter offers pregnancy care, both pre and post natal, and pediatrics. She holds certification with the ICPA for the Webster Technique.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to remove the many aches and pains typically caused by your rapidly and continually changing body throughout pregnancy.
Safe, specific adjustments to your spine and pelvic ligaments and bones can ensure biomechanical alignment is maintained over the duration of your pregnancy providing for better overall comfort and function.
Pre-& Post- Natal Chiropractic care can help with:
- Sleep issues
- Digestive Issues such as constipation or Acid Reflux
- Joint Sprains & Muscle Strains
- Aches and Pains to neck, lowback or hips
- SPD – Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
- Improved posture
- Quicker recovery
The Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment system that gently corrects pelvic and sacral imbalances or subluxations which may contribute to biomechanical challenges during pregnancy. The goal of the adjustment system is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction and in doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.
A chiropractic lifestyle offers natural, noninvasive choices and ample benefits for your greater health and well-being. Many parents seek chiropractic care for their children as they have discovered that it offers the family a solid foundation for wellness.
We know that many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth and possibly in the womb due to positional issues. Even the most natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints.
Since significant as well as subtle spinal and cranial traumas can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked as soon after birth as possible. For babies and children, stress to the nerve system may present in a variety of ways that can change as the babies grow and develop. Some of these symptoms can appear such as an inability to latch properly and breastfeed effectively, inability or refusal to turn head both directions, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestive issues, headaches, and even ‘growing pains’.
As your infant grows and begins to reach certain developmental ‘milestones’ such as learning to hold up their head, sitting, crawling and learning to walk, we know that all of these activities affect alignment and future development of the spine and nervous system function.
In the first two years of life, your infants spine doubles in size! Any negative interference to this vital system can adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best. These growth markers are essential times to have your child checked and adjusted, as this allows the opportunity for these issues to be resolved quickly, in a timely and effective way and not follow your little one into adulthood.
Similarly to adults, chiropractic care in children does not treat conditions or diseases. Dr. Hunter’s expertise is in checking the baby or child’s spine for biomechanical misalignments that may impair nervous system function and overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations or areas of unadapted tension, interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The chiropractic allows the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being. When indicated, chiropractic adjustments for babies and children may include the NUCCA approach or other forms of extremely gentle and non-forceful approaches. Having your child adjusted is a wonderful way to help them thrive both physically and mentally from a very early age, as it can create an opportunity to teach them to listen to and understand their bodies as they grow, something we hope for them to carry on into adulthood.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care can help with:
Limited or Asymmetrical Movement Patterns
Motor development/Gait or extremity issues
Joint Sprains & Muscle Strains
Aches & Pains