What to Expect During Your Appointment
During your initial appointment, Dr. Kelsey will conduct a comprehensive examination and gather your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for prenatal chiropractic care. Following a thorough assessment, she will present you with a personalized care plan and guide you through the entire process.
For your comfort during treatment, we provide a specially designed pillow that cradles your stomach like a hammock in order to be adjusted laying facedown. Our approach employs the Webster Technique, a method that involves pelvic adjustments tailored to the unique requirements of pregnancy and postpartum adjustments, followed by gentle soft tissue contact work. To ensure safety and effectiveness, pelvic adjustments are administered using a drop table, eliminating any twisting or torquing motion on your abdomen and pelvis. Evaluation of the upper back and neck is also included.
As the session progresses, the patient transitions onto their back with an elevated headpiece, facilitating the assessment of the front half of the body (pubic symphysis, hip flexors, and round ligaments). To address joint restrictions of the pubic symphysis, an activator, a handheld low-force adjusting tool, is utilized. Before any adjustments take place, Dr. Kelsey ensures that you understand the adjustment process, and she takes the time to explain the upcoming steps.
Subsequent visits will include prescribed stretches and exercises tailored to your individual requirements, accessible through our online portal. Consistent care throughout your pregnancy is paramount for achieving optimal outcomes. It’s important to note that this journey involves a series of adjustments rather than a singular event. We emphasize the significance of continuous care during pregnancy for achieving positive results. Our care plan extends to the postpartum period, aiding in the recovery process.
As an additional benefit, the first postpartum visit includes a complimentary examination and adjustment, the same applies to your new baby, demonstrating our dedication to comprehensive family well-being.