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Irregular periods? How a Chiropractor Can Help Your Menstrual Health

Did you know that your MENSTRUAL HEALTH is directly related to your NERVOUS SYSTEM?!

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Your menstrual cycle and your hormones move together! During each phase (week) of your menstrual cycle, your hormone levels rise and fall. That shift in hormones is the root cause of the physical changes and mood fluctuations that happen during the month. As hormone levels shift, your body is working overtime to maintain a balance that will keep you feeling your best.

The delicate balancing act is controlled by your nervous system. The intricate system of nerves not only controls muscle movement and reaction, but it also is the communication pathway between your brain and involuntary body functions – like your menstrual cycle. As your nervous system picks up the signals that hormone levels are fluctuating, it tells the body to react appropriately. Your nervous system should adapt to each phase. During menstruation, your body should release the thickened uterine wall. During ovulation, your body should prepare to host sperm.

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But what happens when the signals from your body don’t make it all the way to your brain?

Sometimes your nervous system has roadblocks – that we call subluxations. These blocks in the communication pathway stop some signals from reaching your brain. Since the brain is not receiving the signal, it cannot react appropriately. Super science-y, right? Here’s a real life example. We are going to compare “Suzy” who has a lovely period week and “Jessica” who wishes she could fast-forward the dreadful week.

When Jessica enters the menstrual phase of her cycle she experiences a HUGE mood swing. She often feels out of control of her emotions and lashes out. On the day that she begins bleeding, she experiences very painful cramping and symptoms similar to IBS. Her period is full of clots and did we mention, painful?

Suzy, on the other hand, often does not even know her period is coming – she may track it on an app but she experiences no physical symptoms. She bleeds lightly and her cramping is minimal – if at all. Her period does not interfere with her life as Jessica’s does.

Why is Suzy so “lucky”? Her nervous system is able to adapt to each phase of her menstrual cycle. It receives every signal that the body sends and reacts the right way. Her body will say “hey, our period is starting soon, can you make sure your uterine wall is ready to slough off?” and the brain says “Yes! I will make it happen!”

While in Jessica’s case, there is a block somewhere in her nervous system, and when her body says “hey, our period is starting soon, can you make sure your uterine wall is ready to slough off?” the brain literally does not get the memo so it has no way to prepare her uterus to do the work. So when it’s time for Jessica’s uterine wall to slough, her hormone levels are off and it is incredibly painful.

Chiropractic Adjustments for Menstrual Health

At Blossom Family Chiropractic, our focus is your nervous system. We base all of our adjustments on the health and adaptability of your nervous system, which we are able to measure through state-of-the-art equipment.

Meaning, we can look at the scans and measurements and see when your nervous system has those roadblocks that would make your menstrual cycle abnormal.

Each adjustment helps remove those blocks – subluxations – from your nervous system, which allows the signals to flow freely to your brain. When your brain receives all the correct signals, it can respond in all the right ways!

So, if you want a cycle like Suzy, routine chiropractic adjustments will most definitely help!

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As a practice with a focus on pregnancy and children, we work with women who are ready to support their body’s ability to adapt. Once the nervous system is supported, we often see resolution of infertility struggles – which are directly related to nervous system health.

If you are in St. Petersburg, Florida or surrounding areas and you are struggling with your menstrual health, let’s see if chiropractic care is the missing link! reach out to book an appointment with us!

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How can a pediatric chiropractor actually help my child’s health?

What does a pediatric chiropractor do

This loaded question is one that we hear so often. It usually takes the form of “what does a pediatric chiropractor do?” but we’ve realized that parents don’t want to know technically what we do (although we LOVE to talk about it!). Instead, you want to know how pediatric chiropractic care can positively influence your child’s life. While we could talk on this for DAYS, we are going to narrow it down to the top 4 things that pediatric chiropractors ‘do’.

Pediatric Chiropractors Deal Hope

We are hope dealers. Parents come to our office, generally as a last resort. After seeking out support from other practitioners, specialists, friends, and family, these parents have given up hope.

Imagine these situations- and you might actually be facing them:

Your kiddo is struggling to manage their big feelings and nothing seems to help. Your sweet little baby can’t get comfortable enough to sleep – which we all know makes the whole family suffer. Or you’ve been faced with a diagnosis of ADHD and your kiddo isn’t getting the support they need to navigate their racing thoughts and their need for movement.

Pediatric chiropractic care is the answer to so many of these situations. We work with your child’s innate ability to adapt. We’ll get more into that next!

Our families, who once came to us as a last resort, have their hope renewed. They see the potential that their kiddo has and their body’s amazing ability to adapt. So what do pediatric chiropractors do? We deal hope to families who need it.

Nervous System Support from a Pediatric Chiropractor

Remember that innate ability to heal that we mentioned above? This is a topic that we can totally nerd out on. Stick with us!

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There is one system in the human body that connects your brain with every single inch of the rest of your body. This system is an intricate web of nerves that weave in and out of every organ and muscle. The nerves take in signals like “wow, this stovetop is hot on my hand” and sends a message to the brain. The brain tells your arm to pull away to avoid a severe burn. These signals also come in an emotional form. When your kiddo hears disappointing news, their nervous system tells the brain to react with disappointment.

When your (your kiddo’s) nervous system is performing at its best, it receives signals and the brain reacts appropriately – by pulling their hand away from the heat or getting a bit disappointed, but then moving on.

But, when your kiddo’s nervous system has a block and can’t send signals to their brain appropriately, the reactions aren’t what you’d expect. Especially on the emotional side. A child who has blocks in their nervous system will react strongly to a situation. They may lash out and remain angry for longer than expected.

So when families ask us “what does a pediatric chiropractor do?” this is part of our answer:

Pediatric chiropractors adjust your child’s spine or cranial bones with the intention of supporting their nervous system so that they can feel and heal at their best. Using advanced technology scans we can see where the block – that we call a subluxation – is and use very specific movements or tools to remove the block. The result is a nervous system that is functioning at its prime and ready to react appropriately.

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Pediatric Chiropractors for Reactive Care

Many families also bring their children to our St. Pete office for reactive care for things like ear infections, colic, difficulty latching, headaches, growing pains, constipation, and a whole slew of other things that their poor little one is feeling.

These are all “issues” that pediatric chiropractors can help relieve. The relief from these things goes right back to how we support your child’s nervous system.

When a child’s nervous system is not functioning well, their brain can’t “hear” the signals that the nerves send. So when your kiddo hasn’t pooped in 3 days, we know it is because the brain isn’t getting the signal that it’s time to go. Or when your little one consistently gets ear infections, their brain is not hearing the signals to drain their ears appropriately.

Specific and gentle adjustments from a pediatric chiropractor will often have your kiddo feeling better within days.

Preventative Care from a Pediatric Chiropractor

Up to this point, our answer to the most common question “What does a pediatric chiropractor do?” has been completely reactive. Meaning, that we’ve talked about how adjustments can HEAL things.

But let’s dive into one incredible topic that we could never leave out of this blog. Preventative care. All of the ‘issues’ that we listed above have become accepted as “normal” in society. Your neighbor Suzy’s kid had back-to-back ear infections for a month, so it must be normal. Your mother couldn’t get a good latch when she was breastfeeding so of course it’s “normal”.

We are going to challenge that. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we believe that what is common is not normal. Your child’s body has the innate ability to heal itself AND be in a balanced place where they might not ever have to heal. When a child is regularly adjusted by a pediatric chiropractor, their body is set up to move forward with developmental milestones, creating those beautiful brain synapses, and taking in the world around them. And their body can do this at their full potential because it is not spending their time fighting the “common” issues.

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Our St. Petersburg families who come to us as the last resort stay with us and visit us often because they see the incredible things that pediatric chiropractors ‘do’. 

If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a pediatric chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment. We are here to support your child through every phase!

Are Pediatric Chiropractors Safe? We’re weighing in on this hot topic!

Are pediatric chiropractors safe?

As a caregiver, your instincts tell you to keep your child safe. That is natural! So when you hear of an alternative treatment to traditional medicine, it is also natural to question if it is the right choice for your kiddo. Chiropractic care for children is a practice that is becoming wildly popular, but many parents question if pediatric chiropractors are safe. Unfortunately, there are articles published online that make drastic claims against the safety of adjustments for kiddos. Back to those instincts… if you see claims that pediatric chiropractic adjustments are not safe for your child, we know it is natural for you to shy away from that alternative treatment. 

While we cannot help you “unsee” what you’ve already seen, we’d like to take a different approach to this question or concern about the safety of pediatric chiropractic adjustments. Continue reading to see the ways that we make you feel secure that your child is safe in the hands of any of the doctors at Blossom Family Chiropractic.

We Evaluate Each Child Before Adjusting Them

Just like a mechanic would not start tearing a Ferrari engine apart without doing a diagnostic report, we will never adjust your child without an in-depth evaluation.  During your child’s first visit to Blossom Family Chiropractic, we will do a series of 3 neurological scans that give us a very clear picture of how your kiddo’s body is healing and feeling. 

The results of these three scans, Heart Rate Variability, Thermal, and Surface Electromyography, give us a data-driven report of how your child’s body is functioning and where there are areas for improvement. You can read about each scan here, and we encourage you to because it is fascinating.

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These scans drive every decision that we make for your child’s care plan. There are no blind adjustments made here. Each scan is repeated periodically so that we can see how your child’s body is adapting to the pediatric chiropractic adjustments and you can see the science behind each adjustment that we make.

We Have Extensive Training and Certification in Pediatric Chiropractic Care

While it is true that any chiropractor can adjust children safely, at Blossom Family Chiropractic, our team has received extensive additional education centered around pediatric chiropractic care. Each training brings us deeper into our understanding of your kiddo’s body and how we can help it function at its best.

Adjustments for a child are gentle, specific, and based on the neurological scans or physical symptoms that your kiddo is experiencing. Pediatric chiropractic adjustments are safe. They are nothing like the adjustments that you’d see an adult receive. In fact, we like to compare the pressure that we apply during an adjustment to how you’d feel for the ripeness of a tomato.

During a pediatric chiropractic adjustment, we use specific tools that assist us in making sure that your kiddo is getting the precise adjustment that they need!

These two tools below are of the most common that you’ll find in the office.

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The first tool, an activator, delivers quick and precise pressure to a specific area. This tool is used by neurologically focused chiropractors that are able to use scans to see the exact place of misalignment in your child’s body. When your child gets an adjustment with an activator, they’ll feel when the tip of the tool is placed on their body and they will hear an audible “click”. They do not feel the pressure because it is delivered so quickly by the tool. The purpose is to reset the nerve dysfunction exactly where it exists. This tool means that we are not pushing, twisting, or “popping” your kiddo. 

The second tool, a toggle headpiece, allows a precise and low force adjustment to the base of your child’s head. This is where your child’s vagus nerve stems from. The vagus nerve can [and will be!] a blog in and of itself. It is the cornerstone of their nervous system and maintaining its function is a top priority in our office. The toggle headpiece is especially helpful because it can be used while you are holding your little one. We call this tool the “shell phone” and our kiddos LOVE talking to St. Pete’s beaches while they get adjusted.

Chiropractic Care Supports your Child’s Innate Ability to Heal

Every child is born with an innate ability to heal themselves. Human bodies are incredibly designed to have reactions to different factors (like illness, stress, injury, etc) and these reactions dictate how the body will adapt.

Super scientific right? Let’s break it down. Let’s say that your kiddo is in child care and encounters another little one with a cold. We know how kids are… chances are pretty high that your kiddo will have direct exposure to the cold. If your child’s nervous system (remember that Vagus nerve we mentioned above?!) is functioning at its prime, your child’s body will have the appropriate immune response to fight the cold.

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It is not abnormal for new patients to ask us “are pediatric chiropractors safe?”

After all, we primarily serve pregnant women, mothers, and children here in St Petersburg. At Blossom Family Chiropractic we take every single step to make you feel comfortable and know that not only is chiropractic care safe for children, but it is also incredibly valuable to their bodies.

We know that your child is your world and you’d go to the end of the Earth to make sure that they are safe. When you have questions, and it is okay and expected that you do, call us. We are here to help you feel comfortable.

If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a pediatric chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see those unique scans of your child’s body function and how pediatric chiropractic adjustments can bring their body to balance!

What is the best time to start the Webster Technique?

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From keeping you more comfortable to decreasing labor times, and ensuring your nervous system is at its peak performance while your body has the very important job of growing the newest addition to your family, Chiropractic care gives you an edge during pregnancy. The Webster technique is one specific chiropractic method that can prepare your body and your baby for a comfortable pregnancy and birth. It’s important to understand what the Webster Technique is and what’s the best time to take advantage of the Webster Technique.

What is the Webster’s Technique?

Webster Technique is an adjusting technique designed to restore and maintain balance in the pelvis and sacrum during pregnancy. This technique focuses on improving structural balance for mamas while optimizing fetal positioning which often results in an easier birth with a reduced risk of interventions.

The primary goal of the Webster Technique is to remove spinal subluxations, which relieves pressure on the uterus so the baby has more room to move.  Gentle adjustments of the sacrum are performed to ensure proper alignment with the pelvis which relieves tension on the uterus. When there is the best alignment and the least amount of tension on the uterus, the babies are able to move around freely and settle into the optimal birthing position.

When to start Webster Technique?

As soon as you see those two pink lines, the + sign or the glaring blue “PREGNANT”! Whichever test you take, as soon as you know that you’re pregnant, it is time to start receiving adjustments using the Webster Technique. 

The earlier in your pregnancy that you start these unique adjustments, the better your body is able to adapt to the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes that it will have over the next nine months. 

But let’s not forget the benefit of these adjustments for your little peanut. Your baby’s neural tube (which becomes the brain and spinal cord) begins to develop at the 4th week after conception. We want mama’s nervous system to be balanced and adapted so that it can support the baby’s growth and development. 

It’s never too late to start getting Webster Technique adjustments during pregnancy, but it’s always best to start as early as possible. It can take multiple visits to realign the pelvis and get it into a position that is safe and effective for both you and your baby. Sometimes, it can take a longer period of time. The more time we have, the better prepared you, your body and your baby are for labor and birth.

When is it TOO LATE to start Webster Technique?

Of course, we’d love to see all birthing parents as soon as they are pregnant, but if you are a parent who is far into your pregnancy and has just learned about the Webster Technique, it’s not too late. 

You are able to receive adjustments using the Webster Technique up to birth. In fact, some women also get adjusted during birth to make sure their pelvis is aligned and their birth canal is opened. 

We often see women in their third trimester whose babies are in breech positions. While the Webster Technique cannot turn babies, it does remove stress on the uterus and align the pelvis. Those two things make space for the baby, who can then move and settle into the head-down position.

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Benefits of Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is one of many activities you can do to prepare for the birth of your child. Some of the benefits of the Webster Technique are:

  •  Better sleep and mobility
  •  Decrease in discomforts such as the back, hip, pelvic, and groin pain.
  • Restoring proper nerve function to reproductive organs
  •  Decrease in Sciatica, and heartburn
  • Optimal baby positioning
  • Reduced nausea, dizziness, and joint pain
  • Reduction in postpartum depression

The Webster Technique not only makes an expectant mother a bit more comfortable but can also help avoid numerous issues for the growing baby. Ultimately, it can provide more peace of mind and better birth.

Conclusion

The Webster technique is something that we recommend for all of our Blossom mamas. The outcomes, both for mom and baby, are incredible! When you’re ready to create the best environment for your baby through chiropractic care and give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As one of St. Petersburg’s Webster Certified chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy!

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How does Webster Technique work for pregnant women? Click to find out!

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Mamas-to-be, you are amazing! You are bringing life into this world. That’s no small task!  You have a lot of demands placed on your body. Some demands are hormonal stress due to the preparation for birth or physical stress due to the changes you observe in your body.

But, have you ever considered chiropractic care to put your body back into balance and to help you better function while a new beautiful life is growing inside you? There is no better time than now to take the best care of yourself! Yes – there are specific techniques that can help to make your pregnancy go smoothly!

The Webster technique is a unique adjusting technique just for pregnant women.

Here’s what you need to know about this technique, how it works, and how does it help?

Webster Technique for breech babies

The term “breech baby” refers to a baby that is not in the proper positioning to make its way through the birthing canal. If a baby is breech until the time of delivery, a vaginal birth is typically not possible and a C-section may be recommended by your OBGYN for you and your baby. 

A chiropractic adjustment using the Webster Technique can positively impact your baby’s ability to move into a head-down position. Although we cannot actually turn breech babies, with safe and effective adjustments we are able to create more space in the pelvis so the baby is able to turn into a head-down position. This will provide more comfort to the mother and decrease the likelihood of a C-section.

How does the Webster Technique work?

During pregnancy, the pelvis and sacrum are constantly shifting to make space for your growing baby. This can cause tightness in the surrounding ligaments and muscles, making life uncomfortable for you and limit movement for your baby. 

The Webster Technique focuses on relieving the tension in your ligaments, balancing the pelvis by adjusting the sacrum, and addressing any additional tight muscles that connect to the uterus or pelvis. Doing this creates a more functional environment for your baby. In the end, you’ll have a bit more room so your baby can turn with ease.

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How does the Webster Technique Help Pregnant Women?

The main goal of the Webster technique is to remove spinal misalignments and alleviate pressure on the uterus. The adjustments also help alleviate the discomforts many women feel as their body changes. By keeping your hips balanced and your posture corrected, the Webster Technique will relieve lower back pain and sciatica.

Spinal misalignments can play a significant role in the baby’s position in the womb. Removing spinal misalignments can relieve the pressure and allow the baby room to move about

Adjustments using the Webster Technique will help your body adapt to pregnancy more gracefully and easily

Conclusion 

Every mother needs a support network on this journey, and we are proud that so many moms-to-be choose us to be on their team.

The Webster technique is something that we recommend for all of our Blossom mommas. The outcomes, both for mom and baby, are incredible! When you’re ready to create the best environment for your baby through chiropractic care and give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As one of St. Petersburg’s Webster Certified chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy!

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Can the Webster Technique help to induce labor during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. You’re growing an entire human and you’re doing everything that you can to protect it! It’s fair to question any treatment, procedure or promise of relief. That’s your mother’s instinct!

When pregnant women hear that they can lay on their belly (YAY!) and get a chiropractic adjustment that can help relieve those common discomforts during pregnancy, of course they’re skeptical! 

But, it’s true! The Webster technique is a unique adjusting technique just for pregnant women.

What is the Webster technique?

The Webster Technique is a specific technique that chiropractors use during pregnancy. When a chiropractor is Webster Certified, they have taken extensive courses to understand the anatomy and movement differences that pregnant women experience. 

A chiropractic adjustment using the Webster Technique focuses on the pelvis, as well (as the muscles and ligaments surrounding it) that shift during pregnancy because of the hormone relaxin pulsing through the body. 

As your center of gravity changes and baby grows, your pelvis and hips adjust to accommodate your baby. A chiropractic adjustment using the Webster technique helps to open your pelvis and realign your hips, which is what brings you relief. 

The Webster technique is completely safe for you and your precious cargo. The adjustments are gentle and precise.

Why is the webster technique beneficial for you?

Generally, the reason that mommas seek out chiropractic care during pregnancy is to bring relief to their throbbing hips and waddle-walk. And while we want you to be the most comfortable you can be, there are so many additional benefits to getting regularly adjusted while you’re growing your baby! 

The amazing thing about chiropractic care is that it brings your nervous system to a place of balance. Your nervous system influences a majority of your body’s functions – including those needed to grow and nourish your baby. 

When you are regularly adjusted with the Webster Technique during pregnancy, you are keeping the communication between your body and your little one’s body open. 

Your baby feels what you feel. If your body is stressed – we call it stuck in sympathetic mode – your baby directly experiences the result of that stress. It can show itself as tension in the muscles like your uterus, an increase in stress hormones that will flow directly to your baby, or appetite changes that could decrease the nutrients your little one needs. 

When your nervous system is balanced because of routine chiropractic adjustments, your body moves into parasympathetic mode – a space of balance and adaptation. Your body is able to adapt to the added pressures and stressors of pregnancy and the line of communication between you and your baby is flowing freely! 

A balanced body during pregnancy looks like:

  • A pelvis that is open and allows baby to settle into the position for birth 
  • Hips that are comfortable to support the change of weight distribution 
  • A nervous system that is communicating calm feelings to your growing baby 

Chiropractic adjustments using the Webster Technique are a non-invasive and natural way to help your body adapt to pregnancy and give your baby the best environment to grow!

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Can the webster technique induce labor?

As your due date gets closer, you’re probably eager to hear that your baby is in position for birth. Ideally, babies should be head down and rear-facing when it’s time to deliver. 

When the pelvis is misaligned, it can limit the space your baby has in the womb. This makes it harder for your baby to move into the desired position for birth. However, with the Webster Technique, the pelvic balance can be restored. This can help ensure your baby is in the optimal position for birth. 

Your body is beautifully designed to send signals. One signal that your body is ready for birth is when your baby is in the proper position. 

All of that being said, Webster Technique does NOT induce labor. Instead, it prepares your body and your baby for the most comfortable birth.

The Webster technique is something that we recommend for all of our Blossom mommas. The outcomes, both for mom and baby, are incredible! When you’re ready to create the best environment for your baby through chiropractic care and give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As Webster Certified chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the St. Petersburg area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy!

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Is the Webster technique safe for you and your baby?

Have you ever considered chiropractic care to put your body back into balance and to help you better function while a new beautiful life is growing inside you?

During pregnancy, your body has to undergo physical and psychological changes to accommodate the baby’s growth and development. Unfortunately, some of these shifts and changes can also lead to pain, discomfort, or unwanted symptoms. That’s where chiropractic care can help! There is a specific chiropractic technique that is uniquely designed for pregnancy called the Webster Technique. This technique is gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free, and can help your body better adapt to all the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes that your body endures through pregnancy. Let’s just say, chiropractic care is a game-changer through pregnancy! 

Here’s what you need to know about this technique

Why should you choose Webster Technique during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life. However, it can definitely come with its own challenges. This is where the Webster Technique comes in! The Webster Technique is a technique only Chiropractors can perform and is specifically designed for pregnant women. The Webster Technique is one of things that you can seek out to help prepare your body for birth. This technique focuses on optimizing the amount of room in the pelvis so that your body has optimal room for baby to grow and develop. The Webster technique focuses on balancing the pelvis by adjusting any sacral misalignments (subluxations), relieving the tension in your round ligaments, and addressing any additional tight muscles that connect to the uterus or pelvis. This allows for proper nerve function, creates more space for baby to assume an ideal position for birth, makes for a more comfortable pregnancy, and a faster and less painful labor and delivery! 

Some of the effects of pelvic misalignment are:

  • Pain in the legs and groin
  • Round Ligament Pain
  • Symphasis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD or pubic bone pain)
  • Lower Back Pain or Sciatic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Potential longer labor that can lead to unwanted interventions

But, the Webster technique can help throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development. With a balanced and aligned pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into their correct position for birth.

Is the webster technique safe?

You may have hesitations about trying the Webster Technique for a variety of reasons: 

You may be wondering if it’s safe for both you and your baby. The answer is – Yes, the webster technique is completely safe for you and your baby. No direct pressure is ever applied to the baby.

Receiving chiropractic care using the Webster Technique during pregnancy is an effective way to make you more comfortable during pregnancy and safer while giving birth, especially for high-risk pregnancies. While the Webster Technique doesn’t directly turn a breech baby, it does relieve tension that can occur in the pelvis during pregnancy, which allows for a baby to naturally assume an ideal position for birth. 

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Benefits of Webster Technique

 Not many people are aware of the specific advantages of using the Webster Technique for pregnant mothers. Not only does it provide many health benefits for the expectant mother, but there are also advantages for the growing baby. The Webster technique is beneficial to all expecting mamas! There are many benefits of this technique during pregnancy.

 Here are some of them: 

  •       Helps the baby have room to wiggle
  •       Reduces the chances of having a cesarean section
  •       Helps in faster recovery after birth as compared to c-section births
  •       Decrease in discomforts such as back, hip, pelvic, and groin pain
  •       Better sleep and mobility
  •       Proper Development of Nervous System
  •       Easier Labor

The Webster Technique not only makes you a bit more comfortable but can also help avoid numerous issues for your growing baby. Ultimately, it can provide more peace of mind and a better birth experience.

The Webster technique is something that we recommend for all of our Blossom mommas. The outcomes, both for mom and baby, are incredible!

When you’re ready to create the best environment for your baby through chiropractic care and give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As Webster Certified chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the St. Petersburg area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy and postpartum recovery!

 

How can chiropractic care help your baby in their overall health?

chiropractic adjustment for babyThere are still many people who are unclear about what chiropractic care really involves and how it can benefit them and their baby’s overall health and well-being. Here is what you need to know about the importance of chiropractic care for you and your baby.

The Importance of Chiropractic Care

You may have visited a chiropractor because of pain in your neck or back. But, that’s not all chiropractic care is for. In fact, with routine chiropractic care, you can reap a whole host of health benefits. It is not just about your spine. It is about the nervous system and every part of your body. The main goal is to improve the overall function of the nervous system which impacts your daily function and quality of life. Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your nervous system healthy and fully operational so that your body is able to function at its highest potential and adjust to any external stressors that present themselves and help you feel happier and more satisfied with your life. This is all true for babies just as much as it is for adults! 

Chiropractic care addresses problems in people of all ages. Young children can also benefit from it. You don’t have to be grown-up to gain a wide range of advantages offered by chiropractic care.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?

Seeing your baby cry is very frustrating, and it is a major concern for parents. Every parent wants to know that their infant is well cared for and never in a dangerous situation. As parents, you may be wondering if chiropractic care is safe for your baby or not. The answer is yes, chiropractic care is safe for your baby. Chiropractic care for adults may involve a little use of force but for babies, there is a different and very gentle approach.

Babies face a lot of physical roadblocks on the path to proper, healthy development. Regular chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective ways to make sure that your baby gets the proper care. 

As a parent, your top priority is making sure your baby is healthy and happy. The results of pediatric chiropractic care can often make a huge difference. When treating babies, we apply gentle pressure with our fingertips. Chiropractic adjustments keep your baby comfortable and promote overall health and wellness.St. Pete infant chiropractor

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for baby’s Overall Wellness?

A child’s body undergoes so many changes during their first few years of development. They are constantly in a state of play and discovery. The alignment of the spine is very important for proper development during this time. When a child’s spine is in alignment, their nervous system is functioning at its prime. Even the slightest misalignment, or what we refer to as a subluxation, can affect them causing stress on their nervous system.

Babies receive amazing benefits from chiropractic care. Some of them are:

  1. Support the immune system

Stress can directly weaken the baby’s immune system, making them more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Pediatric Chiropractic Care is a great way to support a child’s immune system so that they can better fight off sickness.

  1. Improved Sleep

Sleep is critical to a child’s development. Gentle chiropractic adjustments stimulate the parasympathetic portion of the nervous system, the part of the nervous system that controls sleep. By getting adjusted, children are able to get into a “rest and digest” mode, and parents see better sleep in their little ones!

  1. Prevent ear infection

Chiropractic care can help manage ear infections. Ear infection happens when excess fluid builds up in the ears’ eustachian tubes. When this part fails to drain, it causes excessive pressure in a baby’s ears, which causes pain and infection. Chiropractic care helps drain the eustachian tube by dilating the muscles around it, which relieves pressure and unblocks it.

  1. Treats colic in fussy babies

Chiropractic care for colic is very effective. It can make a world of difference for a colicky, distressed baby. Colic can leave parents feeling helpless. Gentle adjustments from chiropractic care can take their body out of a fight or flight, stressed state, and stimulate the “rest, digest, and relaxation” portion of their nervous system to make them calm and relaxed.

  1. Treats Torticollis

Torticollis causes the head to tilt down or to one side because of problems in the muscles of the neck. For babies with torticollis, chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine drastically improve range of motion and calm muscle spasms to improve head tilt and restore full mobility.

Chiropractic care for children has so many positive effects on a child’s development and well-being. These are just a few of the benefits we see for chiropractic care in babies and kids. If you want your kids to benefit from chiropractic care, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

St. Petersburg chiropractor

As your St. Petersburg pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. Chiropractic treatment is not just about your spine, it’s about promoting overall wellness. Chiropractic adjustments help keep your nervous system healthy and fully operational. It also provides preventive care in daily life as well as helps to improve the overall health and wellness of both children and adults. Routine chiropractic adjustments can be a great solution for the entire family. It can have a positive, long-lasting effect on each family member. 

If you are in St. Pete, Florida area, we would love to see you in our office!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your kiddo and help them reach their fullest potential!

Why it is so important for families to stay healthy and active?

 

Are you finished with your resolutions? Is improving your self-care and health a top priority?

At the start of each new year, you tend to reflect on how you can make this year better and what should you do to take care of yourself and work towards your own wellness goals. However, people tend to drift away from these resolutions after only a few months, returning to old habits. This year, why not look beyond the scale below you to the people around you? Is every member of your family enjoying a happy and healthy life?

The Importance of Family Wellness

Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. In a time of constant change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the focus of our priorities. A healthy and active lifestyle can help you and your family prevent health issues. It’s important to keep your family healthy and happy. It helps you feel your best, gives you more energy for everyday tasks, and allows you to live a productive life. Improving your family’s wellness will help them to get closer. Closer families enjoy peace and love within the home and form unbreakable bonds. Families who heal together experience much greater results are more engaged, and learn more about each other for a connected and deeper bond.

Everyday changes that make a big difference to your health

Establishing new and better habits that support our wellness goals and values can be challenging, but worth it. Developing healthier routines and habits in our lives can lead to positive feelings. A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments along with a few other tips we will share with you, will keep you and your family healthy.

Learn what you can do to maintain your family’s wellness.

–       Drink lots of water

Staying hydrated is important for your body to function properly. By drinking lots of water, you’ll be helping your body to be healthy. It is one of the most overlooked, but the simplest way of keeping your body healthy.

–       Manage your stress

Our hectic daily schedule makes our lives full of stress and anxiety. So, it’s very difficult to deal with stress. But, is definitely possible to do so. It’s very important to learn how to deal with stress in a smart way. So, just try to avoid the situations that cause stress to you.

–       Getting enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is very important to feel energetic and to concentrate throughout the day. It may seem to be the most common advice, but most people don’t follow the basic step towards their overall wellbeing. So, make sure to get enough sleep.

–       Maintain Good Posture

Poor posture creates a lot of stress on your spine that leads to pain and stiffness. Putting in the effort to improve your posture has huge payoffs. When you have good posture, the muscles surrounding the spine are balanced and support your body equally. It boosts your energy levels and reduces your pain.

–       Take a multivitamin

Taking a multivitamin helps increase your immune system and is beneficial to balance a healthy life and support immunity as well.

–       Get adjusted regularly

Your immune system has a direct relationship with your nervous system. When you are under stress, your body’s ability to fight off infections decreases. You and your family will notice less sickness by receiving regular chiropractic care.

 

Make your future a healthy one.

Remember that healthy habits are lifelong behaviors, not one-time events. Always keep an eye on your efforts and seek ways to deal with the planned and unplanned changes in life.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Overall Wellness?

Chiropractic Care is safe, effective, and healthy for people of all ages, including children. Keeping your nervous system healthy and fully operational so that your body is able to function at its highest potential and adjust to any external stressors that present themselves is so important to your overall health & wellness. It can be a great way to get your family on the road to a happy and healthy lifestyle. When an entire family is in alignment and their nervous system is functioning optimally, they’re able to live their life to its fullest potential. It is a very good way to give your overall health and wellness a great boost. When you make it a part of your life, you are much likely to enjoy fewer sick days. 

Some of the benefits of chiropractic care are:

– Increase flexibility

– Stronger immune system

– Boost the healing process

– Reduce pain

– Better posture

– Fewer headaches

– Better mood

As chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. Chiropractic treatment is not just about your spine, it’s about promoting overall wellness. It helps in keeping your nervous system healthy and fully operational. Routine adjustments also provide preventive care in daily life as well as help to improve the overall health and wellness of both children and adults. Chiropractic care can be a great solution for the entire family. It can have a positive, long-lasting effect on each family member.

 

At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we are here to help keep St. Pete’s families strong and healthy.

 

Contact us to protect your health and future. Our goal is to help you and your entire family live their best life. Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to your family’s health.

Remember, what you do today will prevent your family from health problems tomorrow.

 

flue season in florida

Why we Believe it’s NOT “Flu Season”

flu symptoms in kids

The deeper that we get into the winter months, the more often we hear “oh, it’s just flu season”. When your kiddos are sick every other week at school when you’re fighting the sniffles and a throbbing head while running around from family to family when you can’t sleep because your sinuses are so full…

 

It’s NOT just flu season. 

 

There are many factors that go into WHY you often catch viruses during this time of the year. During the holiday season, it’s easy to indulge in the extra sweets. You’re probably feeling stressed from the added activities and trying to make the season magical. And our guess is that you probably aren’t sleeping well.

 

All of these things affect your body’s ability to adapt at its best. You and your family’s nervous system is facing additional stressors and your immune system suffers because of it.

flue season in florida

But the good news? Chiropractic adjustments, along with a few other tips we will share with you, can help your nervous system adapt to the added stressors and make sure your body is functioning at it’s best for the season! 

 

These are our top 5 recommendations to incorporate into your daily lifestyle that will help you and your kiddos adapt through the holidays! 

 

  1.  Consistent chiropractic care. Keep your nervous system free of interferences so that your body can communicate its needs! 

 

  1. Stay hydrated. Try drinking a glass of water just before bed and one as soon as you wake up!

 

  1. Balance the extra sweet with whole foods. When you’re crafting those perfect holiday meals, add some fresh fruit to the tablescape! 

 

  1. Get moving when you can. Take the family (even the extra ones visiting!) for a nature walk. 

 

  1. Decrease the added stress (when you are able!). This might look like setting boundaries around visitors. 

flu season

We’d be lying if we said you and your family will absolutely make it through the season without feeling under the weather at some point. But by taking care of you + your family’s body, you can significantly reduce your chances of feeling so cruddy! 

 

To book an appointment to get you and your kiddos adjusted during the season, visit https://blossomfamilychiropractic.com/contact-us/ and reach out to us! 

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