Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Who is CranioSacral Therapy for?
People may come for CranioSacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or bad backs, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CranioSacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.
CranioSacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps them to release in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session you may feel calm and energized, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well being.
CranioSacral Therapy and Children
I often hear from parents that they would like for their child to receive CranioSacral therapy but are not sure how that is possible. Adaptability by the therapist is probably the most important thing when treating children. There are many ways in which I adapt my techniques to effectively treat children.
Most importantly the child needs to be comfortable. Often that is in their parents arms or with them close by. They can be lying down, in a chair or I have even spent half an hour following toddlers around the room. Toys, books, etc, are also great distractions that can aid the practitioner in getting effective work done. When working on children I often shorten the treatment to half an hour. For most children that provides enough time to get an effective treatment and not to over stimulate the system.
Jeannette Raskin practices at Family First Chiropractic, 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer, Alberta. 403-347-3261. www.family1stchiro.ca.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Pregnant? In pain? Baby in the wrong position?We can help you!
Have you been told that you have told that pain is part of being pregnant?
Chiropractic spinal and pelvic adjustments will reduce or resolve pregnancy discomforts such as symphysis pubis pain (SPD), groin pain, back pain, hip pain, bursitis due to pregnancy, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain (PGP), mid back pain, carpal tunnel pain of pregnancy and heartburn.
Why be told that pain is part of pregnancy?
Chiropractic care can alleviate common pregnancy pain and decrease your labour time significantly.
Experienced prenatal chiropractic care aids with optimal fetal positioning by helping the pelvis and uterus to be symmetrical and balanced. Adjustments will help the baby to fit the pelvis to engage properly to help stimulate cervical ripening. Adjustments also make the pelvis more flexible so that pelvic joints move more easily in labor, the sacrum can become fixated and this can cause slowing or stalling in labor.
‘Dr. Jeanne Ohm sends this description of Chiropractic techniques for optimal fetal positioning and easier birthing: A chiropractic adjustment called the Webster technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus. This may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Originally used for breech presentations and then posterior presentations, current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy for the prevention of dystocia. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers chiropractors advanced classes on care in pregnancy, including the Webster technique. Providers certified in this technique are listed on the ICPA website here: www.icpa4kids.org.
Dr. Carol Phillips, DC, recommends addressing the skeletal system through adjustments, but equally addressing the fascia (with myofascial release) and the cranial rhythm (with gentle craniosacral therapy). ‘ Taken from spinningbabies website www.spinningbabies.com
‘The Gardner Bagnell Technique for Breech Presentation was designed with the breech baby in mind, but has also been used very effectively for transverse, oblique and posterior presentations as well. It is a chiropractic technique that focuses on the alignment of the spine and pelvis of the mother to be.Most recently, a very specific order of adjusting has been uncovered that has catapulted the success rate even higher. When this precise order or adjusting is followed, the results are unbelievable. This technique focuses on subluxation removal, alignment of the pelvis and releasing ligamentous spasms. However, it is unlike the other techniques that are currently being taught. This technique has a different primary focus and protocol than the other techniques. ‘ Taken from Pregnancy chiropractic www.pregnancychiropractic.com
Dr. Joelle Johnson has been certified in the Webster techniques since 1999 and is a longtime member of the ICPA. She was certified in the Gardner Technique in 2009. Dr. Johnson has a focused practice on prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer. T4R 2C3
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