Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CranioSacral Therapy and Mouth Work

CranioSacral Therapy and Mouth Work

I have been practicing CranioSacral therapy for 14 years this winter and it has helped me and many of my clients in that time.  When most people talk about this therapy they talk about headaches, birth trauma, or chronic pain.  CranioSacral therapy helps all these things.  But I would like to share my experience with CranioSacral therapy and mouth work.  It has changed me.
I should start with a little history.  Now, I did not have any serious mouth or jaw problems growing up that I can remember.  My biggest problem with my jaw was probably stress clenching.  I know that is not a scientific word but I am sure many people know what I am talking about.  As my stress would increase so would my jaw tension.  When I started taking CranioSacral therapy and receiving treatments is when I noticed a significant difference.  After my first mouth work treatment that I received I could not believe the difference.  My mouth felt bigger and much more relaxed.  I started raving about this to my clients and trying the techniques out on them.  From chronic headache sufferers to clients with braces, the results have been amazing.
Another benefit of mouth work, for me at least, has been the ability to speak more freely.  When we have increased tension in and around our mouths it may unknowingly inhibit our ability to speak.  When even some of our tension is released that allows us to speak.
Mouth work in CranioSacral Therapy is something I practice on most of my clients, especially the infants.  I often see children with birth trauma, tongue ties, etc. and I find that mouth work is essential for them to get the results that they need.  While treating infants I am constantly reassuring, explaining and sometimes even showing the parents how much pressure I am using on their children. 
When practicing CranioSacral therapy in the mouth it just as gentle as when you work outside the mouth.  Sometimes even more gentle.  The practitioner uses gloves and can better access some of the bones of the mouth, the teeth, and even some of the muscles.
To book an appointment with Jeannette Raskin R.M.T. C.S.T call 403-347-3261 at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, 142 Erickson Drive. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Pregnancy plowback pain and how chiropractic care can help

Low back pain during pregnancy: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes.

This current study by Wang and Dezinno published in ObGyn reported that: The majority of respondents reported that LBP- Low Back Pain during pregnancy caused sleep disturbances and impaired daily living. The average pain was moderate in severity. Nearly 30% of respondents stopped performing at least one daily activity because of pain and reported that pain also impaired the performance of other routine tasks. Only 32% of the respondents with LBP during pregnancy informed their prenatal care providers of this problem, and only 25% of prenatal care providers recommended a treatment.

The study concludes that low back pain during pregnancy is a common problem that causes hardship in this population.

To find out about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments in pregnancy visit Dr. Joelle Johnson at her website www.family1stchiro.ca. Dr. Johnson practices at Family First Chiropractic and wellness, 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer 403-347-3261