Birth is the foundational transition we go through in life. Receiving educated mindful gentle touch empowers the being to feel their resources for their journey ahead, in their lives.
As a chiropractor I asses the child’s spine, extremities and cranial bones, as well as the soft connective tissue and fascia of the body. Together we find the resources of tension and restriction, spaciousness and movement. This process helps allow for the full expression of this perfect being.
Touch is a profound medium that communicates so much in such a gentle way. Safety, love, connection. Touch opens space for profound experience, and it opens up the body to allow it to heal. Children of all ages benefit from this work.
Reasons families have sought my care:
Breastfeeding challenges such as but not limited to Tongue Tie
Welcome to new baby
Falls, noticing movement imbalance
Changes in mood, sleep or eating in toddlers
Movement assessment for older children
Most babies find the sessions to be deeply relaxing. We often move and play, sometimes they nurse, sometimes they sleep. I am open to the story they are ready to tell. Many mothers have commented that their babies are happier, sleep better, have less gas, and are just more relaxed in general after they have a session with me.
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I have worked with many babies who have had difficulties with full rotation of their heads and have experience with varying degrees of Torticollis. I often find the work with them to be deeply satisfying resulting in return of motion and often times followed by ease of breast feeding.
Torticollis is a spasm of the neck muscles most likely from position in utero or the birth process. It commonly resolves with bodywork and stretching and does not cause pain to the child. It generally presents at about 6 weeks to 3 months. Unresolved can lead to a “flat spot” of the skull. Before the formal diagnosis of Torticollis many parents notice that their child has a strong preference for looking to one side, or are having difficulty nursing from one side. Having full range of motion in the cervical spine allows the child to take in the full picture of this beautiful world they are in. Stimulating both sides of the brain is critical for full development and full expression of the entire being.
If you notice your infant strongly favoring one side, Dr. Karlovits has some beautiful illustrations for some things that you can do right now at home.
The Alphabet of Toddler Posture
Please check back for my article on toddler posture and core strength.