Pregnancy

Webster technique is a chiropractic technique used during pregnancy to help promote optimal pelvic function. During pregnancy a mother’s body goes through many changes causing increased stress on the body, including pelvic misalignment along with torsion and tightening of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their effect on the uterus can prevent the baby from assuming the best possible position for birth. Webster technique provides chiropractors with a gentle and effective way to restore pelvic function allowing the associated muscles and ligaments to relax and for the uterus to be in the most optimal position for the baby’s growth. Webster Technique decreases many discomforts associated with pregnancy, encourages ideal alignment and assists in decreasing complication in the birthing process. 

Our Approach

Seeing a chiropractor can be intimidating, especially during pregnancy! Let me ease some of those nerves by explaining what to expect. 

I take a very gentle approach to chiropractic and fully explain each step to the Webster Technique. There are specific muscles and ligaments known to become tense during pregnancy, some of these muscles and ligaments are located in more intimate areas.  I like to make sure the patient is completely comfortable for the entire treatment. Having a private treatment room also ensures privacy and effectiveness in remaining relaxed and stress free. 

I have a comfortable pregnancy pillow that allows momma to lay on her belly for part of the treatment so I can fully assess the Sacroiliac joints and sacrum, along with the associated muscles and ligaments. 

If you're still nervous about chiropractic and pregnancy please feel free to set up a call with myself so I can fully answer any questions you may have. 

 

Pediatrics

Imagine if you were sitting in the same positon for months straight. You would be a little uncomfortable, right? This often can happen after labor with infants due to the position in the womb as well as during the birthing process putting stress on their cranial bones and neck. 

The goal of treatment is to restore movement to the joints and tissue, to help the body be in the most biomechanically beneficial position allowing for optimal development and growth. 

By doing so the stress and irritation is reduced on the central nervous system restoring the bodies ability to communicate allowing a better and faster healing process. 

Chiropractic treatment for infants and children is different than a regular chiropractic adjustment, often times the joints are mobilized with vibration and soft tissues massage. 

 

Chiropractic can help with a variety of things such as 

  • ​colic

  • Latching dysfunction

  • sleep issues

  • constipation

  • reflux

  • torticollis 

  • ear inflection

  • bed wetting

  • respiratory distress

  • sensory processing issues 

My approach

My approach with babies and little ones is also very gentle as well. Many parents are nervous about chiropractic for kids, but its truly AMAZING. Babies and kiddos respond so quickly and it can provide parents with emotional relief finally having an explanation for their concerns. 

 

At the first visit we'll spend a lot of time going over everything from moms experience with pregnancy- labor- delivery, up to current date. We'll cover your little ones habits from sleeping, eating, gas, movements, and much more. There is a lot that can go into a pediatric visit and what your baby might need. It's important to draw attention to things you might think are "normal" for your baby but we actually can improve to help both parents and baby be more happy and comfortable. 

Many parents worry about "stranger danger" and  their little ones nervousness when at the doctors office. At ANH Wellness Dr.Hickey takes her time to make sure her little patents are very comfortable and excited about their chiropractic care. Often times her little patients will help take care of their parents on their visits and learn all the fun tools Dr. Hickey uses. 

if you're interested in chiropractic care for your little ones and still have concerns or questions please feel free to schedule a call with Dr.Hickey.

 
Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. As chiropractors were able to determine how these dysfunctions can effect our current health.  It is a drug free, hands on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.  In addition to broad diagnostic skills, Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle assistance.

Spinal manipulation or Chiropractic adjustment is the most common therapeutic procedure performed by Chiropractors to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury.  Tissue injury, whether from a single event or repetitive stresses, cause the tissue to undergo chemical and physical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and diminished mobility and function.  Restored mobility, through adjustment, can alleviate pain and muscle tightness assisting in tissue repair.


Chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment, or be used to complement and support traditional medical treatment, depending on the nature and cause of the condition.  Doctors of Chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostics to determine when, how  and where chiropractic treatment is appropriate.


Additionally, routine Chiropractic treatment can assist in prevention and maintenance of overall health.  Our bodies deal with stress on a daily basis and Chiropractic care can support the body's own natural ability to heal.

Our approach

Here at ANH Wellness we have a very gentle approach.

 

We like to make sure our patients are educated and fully understand how their individualized care plan specific for their needs is going to help them heal and function properly. Patient education is a very important part of our practice. 

At ANH Wellness we also include myofascial work into most of our treatments if it's appropriate. Increasing blood flow and nerve flow is an important or chiropractic to help the body function optimally. 

Some patients are concerned about adjusting but with different modalities at ANH Wellness we are able to restore joint mobility in a way that is more comfortable for the patient and still provides a therapeutic healing response. 

 

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