We believe in full family health, and we love having a place for the entire family to be able to come and get care. Our goal is to be there for you and your whole family every step of your health journey. We provide care for every member and at all stages, starting from pre-pregnancy, through every trimester, on through to the newborn baby.
We want to educate you when it comes to chiropractic care and pregnancy as well as kids’ health, so you can make an informed decision when it comes to you and your family.
Kids & Chiropractic Care
Here at TMAC, our mission is to treat kids so they grow to become healthy adults. So many problems that adults have today can be traced back to when they were kids. As a baby and on through childhood, the build-up of spinal misalignments over time can cause some serious problems. Preventative care is key when it comes to kids, and we want what’s best for your little ones.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Kids?
Yes, our methods are effective and completely safe. Dr. Cari Guidry, DC, is specifically trained to care for infants and children. She delivers personal care for each child and family while improving their quality of life. The adjustments given to children are NOT the same as given to adults. There are many techniques in the world of chiropractic and they vary greatly, along with their intensity and pressure.
Why Do Kids Need Chiropractic Care?
We get this question a lot in our office and we want to provide some information to help you understand just what chiropractic can do for children.
Babies are born with natural dislocation in their spine due to the pressures of birth and/or any traumas that come along with pregnancy. The birth process is extremely physically rough on a newborn and depending on if there were any medical issues such as breech birth, c-section birth, suction or forcep use, misalignments can be made even worse. It’s never too early to start getting adjusted and our professional team provides the safest techniques for your precious little ones.
Children tumble and fall all the time constantly causing misalignment in the spine. Sure, a child’s body is resilient and often recovers quickly from injury but the long-term effects go unseen and are forgotten. We call these microtraumas. Even the slightest misalignment of the spine, especially during a child’s developmental stages, can affect the body and turn into something serious if unchecked over time.
The ongoing growth of children bring along added responsibilities and stresses on their bodies, from poor posture due to text-neck to wearing a backpack every single day. Their bodies will naturally fight off these stressors, but through chiropractic care, we can make sure the body is functioning properly in order to do so in a healthy way.
Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care
There are no easy roads when it comes to pregnancy. The labor required to bring a child into this world is tough, but we want to help you breathe a little easier. We want to squash the misconception that pregnant women can’t get adjusted and be seen by a chiropractor. That’s simply not true. Dr. Cari Guidry, DC, has exceptional training and delivers proper prenatal chiropractic care to pregnant women on a daily basis.
How Does Chiropractic Care Benefit Pregnant Moms?
The main goal of doing chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy is to reduce the effects of any misalignments within the spine, especially near the tailbone.
When the spine and pelvis are misaligned during pregnancy it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.
Dr. Guidry, DC, is fully certified to perform the specialized Webster Technique, a chiropractic adjustment uniquely designed for pregnant women. These adjustments work to minimize pain, not only during pregnancy but through childbirth and beyond. In fact, more and more women and birth providers are recognizing the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy.
What exactly does the Webster Technique do?
The goal of these adjustments is to reduce the effects of sacral misalignments or S1 joint dysfunction, while also balancing pelvic muscles and ligaments.
How does it work?
The mother is adjusted in a specific manner while also receiving a massage around the targeted ligaments to relieve muscle tension and any misalignments in the pelvis.
Why would a pregnant mom choose the Webster Technique?
Because it’s an all-natural, safe technique that helps aligning the spine and joints improves the body’s overall functioning, especially during a stressful time such as pregnancy.
Can the Webster Technique work on a breech baby?
This technique helps to create space around the uterus giving the baby ample room to turn and optimizes the opportunity to get in the proper position for birth. This technique has proven it is a realignment of the spine/pelvis that naturally creates more room in the uterus and can assist in allowing for a child to turn on their own or with the assistance of your medical doctor.
Where are the S1 joints located?
The S1 joints make up the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of the spine, known as the sacrum. These joints connect the spine to the pelvis.
How well does it work?
According to research, the Webster Technique has a high success rate of creating more room in the uterus in order to allow the child to turn naturally.