I have been working diligently since November of last year to provide a new avenue of care for the current and future patients of Function First Spine and Sport. My passion has always been in the biomechanical evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity disorders, which led me into learning more about postpartum core rehabilitation. I did this not only because I believe that the core is the most important part of improving mechanical issues, but I also did it to help my female base of patients get answers for some of their pelvic diaphragm issues. This in turn led me towards learning more about the treatment of the pregnant and postpartum population.
I have made it my mission every year to pursue a different certification program that exceeds just the standard requirements for continuing education hours. Last year it was a Dry Needling Certification. This year it is a Perinatal Certification through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). While graduating from chiropractic college does provide a baseline understanding and ability for adjusting the pregnant and pediatric population, it does not make you proficient in it. If any of you know me well, you know that I strive for proficiency. I don’t do this to just check mark off another accomplishment, I do this because I truly want to provide for you the very best care that is possible. I want to be able to provide for you a vast and varied treatment arsenal that will help you build back and maintain your health through conservative and calculated care.
This being said, I have recently obtained my Webster’s Certification. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. In simpler terms, it improves the tone of the ligaments and joints of the pelvis, which will improve the physiological and mechanical passage of the birth canal for the baby. It the passage is optimal for the baby, there will be a better birth outcome and less stress to both the mother and the baby. This is a great option for all pregnant women. This technique can also be used on any weight bearing pelvis. Since becoming certified, it has given me another tool for analyzing the biomechanics of the pelvis.
Chiropractic care is wonderful and varied. What I love most about providing my version of chiropractic care is that it improves the body’s ability to function at its optimal level, whether running an ultramarathon, giving birth, or healing from a knee replacement.
As always, do your stretches and have a wonderful week!