Life Sprout Wellness Institute
Chiropractic for Pregnancy, Babies & Kids
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
Dr. Alex is one of only a few chiropractors in Alaska fully Certified by the Academy Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP), a 200 hour post-doctoral training program through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In her chiropractic practice, she specializes in working with babies, kids and mom's in the perinatal period (pre-pregnancy up to 7 years postpartum).
The Chiropractic care that we provide is an effective and affordable program that addresses children’s health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug-free, chiropractic adjustments help and prevent a wide range of health problems. Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in caring for children of all ages.
Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments. Parents report successful care initiatives of children’s health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infection, muscle pain, neck pain and accident trauma.
Chiropractic America reports that natural, drug-free chiropractic care is sometimes more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache, scoliosis, and neck pain. Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma, allergy symptoms, and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be improved with chiropractic care.
Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal alignment now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to our office will help instill the value of proactive health care in kids. They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s best benefits for kids.
Pregnancy and childbirth are a beautiful and powerful process we go through as a woman, but in Western medicine it gets lumped into the world of disease care and fear. We provide your body with the care it needs to have a healthy pregnancy, intervention free birth, and stress free postpartum period.
The journey of pregnancy can effect mom's health on multiple levels. We address as many of these as possible during the course of mom's pregnancy in order to achieve the best possible outcome for her and baby.
Toxins destroy our microbiome, burden our liver and damage the gut creating issues with our health. This can lead to overgrowth of bacteria, yeast, mold and other organisms. Heavy metal neurotoxins and biotoxins such as yeast can be passed on to our baby. Optimizing your health, microbiome and detoxifying BEFORE you get pregnant is ideal, but whether you were the healthiest you could be before pregnancy, there is still much we can do during your pregnancy to move you in the direction of health. This will ultimately help your baby be as the healthiest they can be as well.
"It's a cliche that taking care of everyone except ourselves is the path to our own well-being."
~Dr. Alex Ridley DC, CACCP, WHC, AMP
Your care before, during and after pregnancy in our office can include a combination of services and education. Many of our mom's just do chiropractic, massage therapy and/or acupuncture as a means to maintaining proper pelvic alignment, aiding with fertility, emotional and hormone balance, nursing neck and other postural changes surrounding the perinatal period.
Many of our mom's also combine our chiropractic, massage and acupuncture services with one of our health immersion programs and/or health coaching. Dr. Alex is available to discuss what combination is best suited for you and your health goals before you conceive, while you are pregnant and after baby is born. Since these programs are fully customizable to the individual, we are able to work with you in all capacities at any point of your perinatal journey.