The science of chiropractic is based on the premise that good health depends on an optimally functioning spine and nervous system. It stands on the core principle that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism in which body function is controlled and coordinated by the brain and nervous system. When the body functions better, it feels better.
Dr. McGuire is highly skilled in providing chiropractic care for all ages and tailors her approach to your unique condition and comfort. The pressure needed to adjust a baby, for example, is no more than what you’d need to check the ripeness of a tomato.
Everyone’s body and health journeys are different, so we have several different tools in our toolbox to help you. While Dr. McGuire primarily practices hands on care, she is also certified in instrument based adjusting as well. She will work with you and your body to make sure you feel comfortable and get the best care possible!
Whether you’re brand new to chiropractic or a seasoned pro, we are here to help you!
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is very beneficial to both the health of the mother and the growing baby. Being under chiropractic care during your pregnancy is essential to making sure that your baby gets a healthy start in life, too. The neurology of the mom is the neurology of her growing baby, so it makes sense to keep your body in alignment and functioning well.
By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to make sure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb and supports proper baby positioning. By maintaining this proper alignment and movement throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe birth process. That is something that is extremely vital to the health of both a mom and her baby.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis paired with a gentle adjustment that reduces nervous system stress and balances the pelvis, thus reducing tension on the associated muscles and ligaments to optimize the mother’s pelvic function to be better suited for the pregnancy and birth that she desires. All of the work that we do is on mom, not baby.
Dr. McGuire’s table is designed to adjust pregnant women with drop-down pieces that accommodate a growing belly as well as pregnancy pillows to keep you comfortable well into your 40th week and beyond.
You may not be aware that a child’s health can be affected from the moment they leave the womb. Birth can be a traumatic process, even in cases where a C-section or other interventions aren’t required.
In the first two years of life, a child’s brain and neurology develop more than in the rest of their years combined! Even with a perfect birth, there are still physical stressors, slips and falls as a child grows.
Recent studies show that neurological trauma in childhood can have a tremendous impact on the immune system, chronic disease and neurological health for the rest of the child’s life. It’s important to begin in a connected state.
Other than general wellness, we often see children for ear infections, nursing issues, colic, constipation, torticollis, and support through milestones and growth spurts. Dr. McGuire is here to make sure that your child and all children in our community are healthy from day one!
Chiropractic adjustments for our younger practice members are very, very light and extremely precise. Dr. McGuire uses only the tips of her fingers with the same pressure you’d use to check the ripeness of a tomato.
CARE FOR ATHLETES
Chiropractic care has been around since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t until 1980 that the first chiropractor was added to the United States Olympic medical team. Since then, chiropractic care has become a vital part of athletics. So much so that all 32 NFL teams and most NBA, MLB, and NHL teams have a chiropractor on staff.
Often with competitive sports, the difference between winning and losing can be measured in microseconds so athletes need every little bit of strength, speed and flexibility they can gather. But chiropractic care is for all athletes – even the weekend warriors.
Chiropractors can clear imbalances and alleviate stressors on the body’s nervous system and restore the general health of your body. Apart from housing the nervous system, the spinal column assists in anchoring muscles throughout your whole body. Having good posture, muscle strength, and spinal health are all interconnected. Simply put, whatever impacts your spine also impacts physical performance.
A healthy spine can support your body weight and easily handle the stressors of daily life and athletics. However, if your body, nervous system and spine are all out of balance, the less trauma and stress it can handle and the quicker injuries can happen. Chiropractic care keeps your body balanced, reducing your chance of injury and improving your overall athletic function.