Benefits of Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic Care

by Nourish Family Chiropractic 

Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment that can be very beneficial during pregnancy. Chiropractors that provide care for pregnant women have additional training in the Webster technique. The Webster technique focuses on creating a state of balance in the pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. This allows baby greater room to develop without restrictions and to move into the best possible position for birth. Not only do we provide maintenance care throughout pregnancy to maintain pelvic balance but we also deal with the aches and pains that come with carrying a baby.

Benefits during pregnancy

The added frontal weight a woman experiences during pregnancy can put stress on the neck, back, hips, knees and feet. Changes occur on a daily basis! The added weight can also lead to altered posture and biomechanics as we change the way we sleep, stand and move during pregnancy. As the baby grows and the uterus expands, the abdominal muscles also stretch and lose their ability to support as they once did. We provide safe pre-natal exercises to prepare the body for delivery and safe movement techniques to reduce stress on the muscles and joints. Treatments may include soft tissue therapy, instrument or gentle manual adjustments and kinesiology tape for any aches and pains. We have special pillows that allow you to lay on your stomach during treatment!

Some common conditions we treat during pregnancy include: mid back and rib pain, neck pain, headaches, low back pain, abdominal pain, pelvic and pubic pain and sciatica.

Postnatal Self Care

Chiropractic care is also very effective for the post natal population as it will aid in getting the body back to its optimal function. We help to ease any residual pain from labour and help you feel refreshed and strong to care for your little one. We can help with all the new aches that come from caring for your baby and constantly being hunched over! This is done through specific exercises and making sure the joints and muscles heal as they should. We love to work as a team with your Mama Mobile RMT J

About Nourish Family Chiropractic

My name is Dr. Vanessa Salerno and I am an Etobicoke native that is dedicated to caring for pre/post natal and pediatric populations. I was introduced to chiropractic care during my sports career. I completed my undergraduate degree at Kent State University on a soccer scholarship and continued my educational endeavours at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honours. I have a passion for making pregnancy and caring for a baby as enjoyable as possible, you deserve it!