In addition to Chiropractic care and adjustments, Alta Chiropractic offers other services to enhance the quality of life, and aid in lifestyle changes and overall wellness. No matter age--infant to adult--or physical circumstance, we are here for you.
During pregnancy there is rapid growth and development of the fetus, hormonal changes, pelvic spinal ligament laxity and shifts in weight-bearing structures which results in many women developing back pain. Dr. Susan is certified in and utilizes the Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant women that reduces interference to the nervous system and balances the pelvic muscles and ligaments, which can offer relief from discomfort and pain while also facilitating the mother's overall good health. Prenatal chiropractic care effectively removes torsion of the uterus in the expectant mother and this then allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Well pregnancy care has the benefit of promoting easier birth and optimal health benefits for both mother and newborn. Research indicates that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy often have less discomfort during delivery and can experience reduced labor time.
Learn more: ICPA for Kids
Healthy Baby and Children
The birth process can be very traumatic to a newborn (whether it is C-section or not), especially to the neck and those structures attaching head, neck and shoulders. Misalignments that occur can have adverse effects on the child's nervous system and development. Pediatric chiropractic care provides an effective preventative maintenance for infants and children, ensuring proper nervous system function and vital motion as the child grows and develops.
Learn more: Pathways To Family Wellness
Your foot can be cast in foam and orthotics made by The Orthotic Group, a company based in Canada. Many postural and physical imbalances can be greatly improved with the use of orthotics. Our feet are our foundation, and if there is an imbalance at the bottom it can be amplified in the lower back, upper body, neck and shoulders.
Nutrition and Supplements
Vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements play a crucial role in health and wellness and optimal body functioning. Recommendations are an important facet in chiropractic care and restoration of alignment and health, and Dr. Susan makes suggestions based on the individual.
Dr. Susan has been utilizing NutraMetrix supplements because of the great isotonic delivery system which results in a higher rate of absorption of nutrients. These supplements are in powder form, which eliminates taking numerous pills and capsules, and they mix with water to make a delicious, great tasting drink which is preferable and much easier for many people to ingest.
There is also a cutting edge Genetic Evaluation of one’s health status with regard to a number of areas affected by lifestyle and diet/nutrition, called the Gene SNP. This test is a DNA screening analysis, and gives customized and individualized recommendations regarding supplementation, lifestyle changes, dietary suggestions and more that will improve the status of health for the individual. We are each unique in our DNA, and therefore have individualized, specific nutritional needs which are identified by this screening using a simple, painless cheek swab.
Learn more about this through Dr. Susan's web portal
We will discuss and take into consideration your diet and overall nutrition in your recovery process. Nutrition is your foundation for a healthy re-estabilishing of your best self and also nourishes your for healing and an active lifestyle so that you may participate in your regaining health and wellness.
Rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises are prescribed specifically for you and your health concerns. These will help to strengthen and stabilize your spine and core and are necessary for complete recovery. It is one of the steps in restoring health and balance.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Dr. Susan utilizes a number of different soft tissue techniques to address your specific and personal imbalances, and chooses the ones she feels will be most useful for the individual. Trigger Point massage, Myofascial Release, Nimmo, PNF and Active Release are some of the tools she uses.