Wellness Outdoors

Many parents look back to their childhood and can remember riding bikes down the street, playing ball with friends, or climbing trees and digging in the dirt. Where do all of those things take place? Outdoors.

Did You Know…Flip Flops & Plantar Fasciitis

Flip-flops, once relegated to gym locker rooms, the beach, and poolside areas, are showing up on summertime feet everywhere these days. But most of these thin-soled rubbery sandals do little to support your foot—especially at the arch. And that lack of support can cause a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.

A Good Night’s Sleep

As adults our bodies require a minimum of eight hours of good restorative sleep, and children require substantially more depending upon their age.

Meal Planning for Wellness

We all want to raise healthy children, and one of the most important things we can do is feed them right. But cutting back on sugar, dairy and fast-food is just one step. The most important thing we can do is begin helping our children have a healthier relationship with food by knowing and learning more about what’s behind it.

Did You Know…Preservatives & Immunity

Anything that reflects the slightest thing wrong with a child will cause concern in a parent. A fever, for example, is one of the primary reasons that parents will call their child’s pediatrician. Yet, the truth is, what many of us have been told is a “low-grade fever” is a natural body temperature for some children. Much of what we’ve believed for years is just not true.

The Facts About Fever

Anything that reflects the slightest thing wrong with a child will cause concern in a parent. A fever, for example, is one of the primary reasons that parents will call their child’s pediatrician. Yet, the truth is, what many of us have been told is a “low-grade fever” is a natural body temperature for some children. Much of what we’ve believed for years is just not true.

History of Chiropractic

When you hear chiropractic, it may be that the first thing you think of is back and neck pain. Sure, that’s reasonable, because if we’re honest we’ll admit that chiropractic is the best way to relieve back and neck pain. However, it might surprise you to know that the very first chiropractic adjustment had nothing to do with either and everything to do with a body functioning properly. There is so much more to chiropractic than most people know.

Why Does My Child Need Chiropractic Care?

You’ll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh, my back went out again.” Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children – but it started there.

First Adjustment

Parents will often ask when they should bring their children in for chiropractic care and the answer is – the sooner the better. Both prior to and during delivery, an infant has had pressure placed on their neck and spine that may affect the nerve pathways of the spinal cord. A Family Wellness Chiropractor is the only healthcare professional trained to find and eliminate vertebral subluxations and remove nerve interference, which is why more and more parents are having their newborns checked for spine-related problems immediately after birth.