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Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic

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 As Dr. Katrina focuses on women and children, she sees certain presentations specific to their needs time and again.  This allows her patients to achieve great results, while being part by an incredible, supportive community.

For all ages
   From sports injuries and work posture to pregnancy and childbirth, malalignment or biomechanical dysfunction of spinal joints may occur throughout your lifetime.  This condition is called a vertebral subluxation.  Chiropractic care is the most effective way to correct vertebral subluxation.  As your entire body relies on messages sent to and from the brain via the nerves, your health is directly proportional to the ability to send and receive those messages.  Removing irritation caused by vertebral subluxations allows your whole body to function at its best.

  Studies show that chiropractic care during pregnancy reduces symptoms of nausea, swelling, and back, neck, and joint pain.  Mothers under chiropractic care also experience shorter labor and delivery times, as well as reduced rates of Cesarean section.  Routine spinal checks and care ensure optimal biomechanics for pregnant mothers and her unborn child.  Dr. Katrina's techniques, including Webster certification and Spinning Babies among others, keep mama feeling good and allows her baby to move the way he or she knows and needs.  Postpartum care is readily available for both mothers and infants.  More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise.

Babies & Kids
   Birth interventions, such as forceps and Cesarean section, have been helpful in keeping mama and baby safe but carry a potential to cause excessive, unnatural force to vulnerable spinal joints.  Dr. Katrina has seen this first-hand while serving as a birth doula and as a labor chiropractor.  The period from birth to two years may be the most dynamic and important phase of postnatal brain development in humans. This period is likely to be critical in neurodevelopmental disorders, as there is robust growth of the human brain (80-90% of adult volume) in these first two years of life, driven mainly by gray matter growth.

This dramatic increase in total brain volume in the first year of life suggests that this is a critical period in which disruption of developmental processes, as the result of innate genetic abnormalities or because of environmental insults, may have long-lasting or permanent effects on brain structure and function.  This fact suggests that there is a pressing clinical need to identify children at risk for developmental disorders within the first year of life and to initiate appropriate interventions. Technological advances, such as phones, tablets, and computers, hinder our natural movements, keep children sedentary (and likely slouched) for hours per day, rather than climbing trees and jumping into puddles.  Checking your children’s spines routinely will help maintain proper function to allow for optimal growth and development.

Dr. Katrina is a SOT® pediatric practitioner.  Her extensive and specialized training in pediatric care is evident in the stories of her patients.

Pediatric Chiropractor
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