Comfy Moms

For being a natural event, the typical process of carrying a baby, enduring labor and then delivering a baby seems anything but natural.

Symptoms after childbirth are common.  Things like back pain, incontinence, and constipation are commonly known.  Neck pain, foot pain, rib pain, head aches and others are often related but not easily attributed to the pregnancy and delivery by the patient.

Why does this happen?  How could it not!?

The extreme stress on the body during pregnancy and delivery is only made possible by your body putting itself second, while you are making your baby.  You actually secrete a hormone to make this possible.  In any other condition, a 7-pound kicking object in your body would not be a survivable event!

Ligament stress, adhesions, muscle tears and bone and joint problems are typical.

Getting back to health after a pregnancy might not hurt initially.  As you try to re-enter your pre-baby lifestyle these physical injuries will show themselves with either pain or lack of endurance, strength or range of motion.  

Get the healthy kind of mommy makeover.  

Don't let pregnancy and delivery injuries limit you in the future.  

Find the problems, fix them, and enjoy being you again.

 

Happy Babies

Babies cry for a reason.  They need something.  They might be hungry or cold, or need a diaper change.  But what do you do when  all of that is done and your baby is still crying?  You go to the doctor.  The doctor assures you that everything is fine but your little pumpkin is still crying.  What should you do next?  You bring your baby to Core.  We will figure out what is irritating her.

 
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Sometimes, the problem is obvious.  More often however, the problem is very subtle.  Perhaps the baby is dealing with a tight muscle or restriction in a joint that was caused during the birthing process or while in utero.  These mild restrictions irritate the baby and it difficult for him to get comfortable.

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There are a lot of fussy babies out there and a lot of stressed out parents who just want what is best for their baby.  Core therapists are able to evaluate your baby and tell you why he or she might be acting a certain way.  We can take the smallest clues about your baby and string them together to figure out what might be wrong.

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At Core, we have treated babies with a variety of complaints and conditions including:  torticollis, failure to thrive, general discomfort, difficulty eating,  crawling, walking, or sleeping, vomiting, reflux, plagiocephaly (flat spots in the skull), clubbed feet, oral-digital-facial syndrome and hyper-sensitivity.  

 

Evaluation and treatment of your baby is very gentle.  Your therapist will initially look for symmetry and ease of motion of the joints and soft tissues searching for any injuries that may be present.  It might seem odd that we are looking for injuries, however if you think about squeezing through a 10 cm opening, the possibility of an acquired injury is not that strange.  Any found areas of restriction will be gently massaged and released.  Your baby will typically become very relaxed and fall into a restful sleep for a period of time.  Over the course of a few treatments, your therapist will work through any remaining restrictions, helping your child change the path of their of health for their life.

Healthy Kids

 
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Kids are great and always seem to be on the go.  Sometimes that on-the-go includes a bump on the noggin or fall on the behind.  At Core, we can take the "ouch" out of the bumps and bruises and get your kids back on their feet again.

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The therapists at Core can evaluate your kiddo using the same methods and philosophy as we do to treat adults.  We look for the problems that are causing your child to be in pain.  By identifying and correcting the source of your child's pain, we can effectively take their pain away and get them up and running again.