The art of massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. And while any massage includes a variety of pressure and movement, there are a number of styles you can choose from. Now that more and more people are recognizing the benefits, we thought it would be helpful to review and explain the most popular types of massage therapy.
Being a woman is hard work. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to talk about chiropractic care for women’s health. Women can benefit from chiropractic care no matter their stage in life. Spinal adjustments, stretches, exercises, nutrition counseling, and other services are designed to improve spinal and brain communication. This can help reduce pain and improve quality of life. If you’re a woman trying to maintain good health, chiropractic treatment can help you combat a variety of issues.
Many people follow low-carb diets for certain benefits such as weight-loss and the improvement of certain conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Lately, there have been a lot of health and nutrition articles about the effects of low-carb diets during pregnancy. A recent study showed a suggested correlation between low-carb diets and the risk of birth defects. And health journalists took those findings and ran with them. But is it the lack of carbs increasing these risks or something else entirely? How many carbs do women actually need during pregnancy?
Pregnancy wellness. Welcome to the last post of this three-part blog series on chiropractic care during pregnancy and the year to follow. So far we have covered the Webster technique, which is a series of adjustments made to get your baby into the proper position for delivery. The week before that we discussed the structural science behind body changes during pregnancy and using chiropractic care as a proactive tool. To conclude the series, this week I want to share the other benefits of prenatal care and pregnancy wellness. Especially in regards to pain relief and mood improvement.
Pregnancy: The Webster Technique
Last week, we launched this three-part blog series on chiropractic care during pregnancy and the year to follow. Last week, we shared three reasons to try newborn chiropractic care. We found that it elongated the newborn’s spine, which is crucial because it is during these first few months that the spine begins its curvature development. We also discovered that chiropractic care helps to build a better immune system for your infant. It optimizes his/her nervous system and can even reduce ear infections. But what about Mom? What if her baby became breached? And what if that breaching caused more birthing traumatic damage?
No need to worry. As more and more women are finding the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, more and more chiropractors are becoming certified in a specialized, preparation adjustment called the Webster Technique.
Welcome to our new three-part series regarding chiropractic care during pregnancy! Over the next few weeks, I want to share with you reasons why regular appointments with a chiropractor can help you both physically and emotionally throughout this magical time. Your body is going to drastically change over the next 9 months as it prepares to bring new life into the world. Your spine is going to structurally change, which will impede your body’s ability to communicate with itself. You may also begin to experience back pain, sore muscles, and headaches. But do not fear! Chiropractic care can help alleviate all of these side effects and natural un-pleasantries of pregnancy.
Being an expecting mother is much more difficult than it may seem. Your body is rapidly changing in a physical manner. Hormones seem to run wild as you begin to feel more emotion than before. You may feel like your existence comprises of hunger, soreness, and aching. Many expecting mothers feel they have to just deal with these symptoms. But did you know chiropractic care can help relieve them tremendously?
During your first visit, Dr. Zock will complete detailed patient history and conduct a comprehensive examination. The exam may include a postural assessment, gait analysis, neurological evaluation, and orthopedic testing. Dr. Zock will review her findings with you, ensure you have a thorough understanding of your symptoms/condition, and will discuss your treatment options.