CHIROPRACTIC ASSESSMENT & ADJUSTMENTS
Your initial visit will include a thorough examination of health history, a neurological evaluation, an orthopedic examination, and a general chiropractic assessment. You will then be given your first adjustments in our office. Prior to adjusting, during follow-up visits, you may receive manual or instrument assisted muscle work, heat Rocktape, or rehabilitation exercises to help relieve symptoms and achieve optimal wellness.
THE WEBSTER TECHNIQUE
The Webster technique is a set of gentle chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue releases that help reduce tension in order to optimize function of the pelvis. This technique is used on pregnant women, postpartum women, women who experience painful menstruation, and men with pelvic/groin pain. This is most commonly used during pregnancy when a woman's body releases a hormone called relaxin to allow the necessary changes needed for carrying and birthing a baby. This hormone causes the mother's ligaments to "relax" and thus introduces excess instability throughout her body. The Webster technique helps maintain optimal pelvic function throughout pregnancy and can be used throughout the entire pregnancy to reduce discomfort, help with pubic symphysis dysfunction, and may even contribute to reduced discomfort during labor.
Chiropractic care for infants and children is very gentle, involving very little pressure and is often more of a vibratory sensation. Many people are hesitant when it comes to chiropractic care for babies and children but I assure you this practice is worthwhile. Kids respond so rapidly and so well to care that parents often wonder why they didn't try chiropractic sooner!
POSTPARTUM & NURSING
Dr. Katie believes that support is the key to healing and success in both the postpartum and breastfeeding journeys.. She has additional training in both and will support you on an individual level. Women need someone that will focus on them more during the postpartum period and Dr. Katie does exactly that! Mental health check ins, keeping the pelvis aligned, assessing for diastasis recti, postpartum specific exercise instruction and more... women have so many postpartum needs that aren't being met and Truly Chiropractic is trying to help bridge the gap. While breastfeeding, Dr. Katie can help assess for palate issues that may impact latch, address side preference, and help combat what she calls "nurse neck" in mamas. You don’t have to enter this new season alone!
Dr. LaBarge offers individualized nutrition plans following an extensive history and dietary log. She uses the information you provide to come up with plans that are realistic for you and your lifestyle.