CHIROPRACTIEMEDICUS

Chiropractor Capelle & Vlaardingen

Chiropractic for the whole family

Chiropractic during pregnancy

Chiropractic care is considered safe and effective for a variety of complaints during and after pregnancy. Not only can it help with pain, instability and stiffness, it can also help with childbirth and recovery afterwards. Having your spine checked by a chiropractor ensures that your pelvis is positioned and functioning properly, giving your baby optimal room to grow and move.

Pregnancy leads to a significant change in posture and the way the expectant mother must move to perform almost all daily activities. This can aggravate pre-existing physical symptoms and sometimes create new ones that can persist well beyond childbirth if not properly treated. During pregnancy, the body releases a number of hormones to prepare the joints and muscles for birth. One of those hormones is called relaxin and helps loosen the ligaments and joints, but combined with the extra weight of the growing baby, it can cause instability and imbalance in the way the body moves and functions.

Chiropractic care can help optimize your posture and reduce annoying physical symptoms. Specific treatments can improve the movement of joints in the pelvis, spine and hips, and release tension in muscles and ligaments. Our chiropractors are trained in a variety of gentle and safe techniques and can care for women at any stage of pregnancy.

During each stage of your pregnancy, we can help you with:

Lower back pain

Pelvic instability

Groin pain

Pain and stiffness in the lower abdomen

Gentle and safe treatments for babies

A checkup of your baby’s spine shortly after birth can greatly help your little one’s growth and well-being!

Although a baby’s spine is still very flexible, childbirth puts a lot of stress on its bones and joints. This stress can be compounded by the use of forceps, incorrect positioning of the baby or excessive twisting of the neck during birth. Of course, the growth process is also not without little accidents; falls are daily occurrences for a crawling baby.

Chiropractic treatments for newborns differ significantly from those performed on adults. No cracking is involved, the treatment is very gentle and consists mainly of light pressure with the fingertips on different parts of the baby’s spine, neck and abdomen.

Chiropractic for children

Children, like babies and adults, can benefit from a chiropractic checkup to ensure that their spine, posture and nervous system are functioning optimally.

Unfortunately, our children’s backs these days are heavily burdened by posture, much more so than a few years ago. Heavy school backpacks and hours on the phone and computer are not the best thing for a developing child’s spine.

Fortunately, children tend to improve much faster than adults with chiropractic care because their spine has not been under stress for as long. With a properly functioning spine and nervous system, your child is more likely to feel and move at their best, as well as less likely to have postural problems in the future.

How can chiropractic help?​

A chiropractor is an expert in the spine and in the treatment of physical complaints in the joints, muscles and surrounding structures.
Our comprehensive approach begins with analyzing and correcting dysfunctions, blockages, in the joints of the spine and the rest of the body, so that the body regains balance and optimal function.

For long-term improvement, we strive to correct all 4 of the following factors:

1. Correctie van blokkades en disfuncties in de gewrichten
Door middel van specifieke chiropractische behandelingen, zoals manuele mobilisaties of het gebruik van instrumenten en de chiropractische tafel, wordt de beweging van de gewrichten gecorrigeerd en hersteld naar de optimale positie.
2. Spanning in de spieren, pezen en fascia
In sommige gevallen zal de chiropractor specifieke spanningsgebieden in de spieren of fascia losmaken met behulp van dry needling of een andere behandelingstechniek. Een bezoek aan de masseuse of een verwijzing naar een van de fysiopraktijken waar we vaak mee samenwerken kan ook worden aanbevolen.
3. Versterking van specifieke houdingsspieren
Zodra de basis van je lichaam, de wervelkolom en het bekken, beter gaan bewegen, kunnen we de belangrijkste gebieden identificeren die versterkt moeten worden. Indien nodig zal de chiropractor hiervoor een trainingsplan voorschrijven.
4. Verbetering van houdingsgewoonten
Het is dan belangrijk om vast te stellen wat een terugval kan uitlokken of spanning in je spieren en gewrichten kan opbouwen, en om te proberen dit zoveel mogelijk te optimaliseren.
In veel gevallen zal de spanning uiteindelijk weer opbouwen, ons lichaam is niet gemaakt om de hele dag achter de computer te zitten of om zware en repetitieve taken uit te voeren.
5. Onderhoud
Het is ontzettend moeilijk om een perfecte levensstijl te hebben, met weinig stress, goede voeding, een geweldige houding en elke dag voldoende beweging.

Onderhoudsbehandelingen kunnen helpen om de beweging van de gewrichten in je wervelkolom optimaal te houden en spanning los te laten voordat het weer symptomatisch wordt. De meeste klachten bouwen zich in weken of maanden op en dit betekent dat grote problemen vaak kunnen worden voorkomen!

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Schedule an appointment directly online, call us or send us a message

It's quick and easy to schedule your first treatment

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We will contact you with all the information that you need for your first visit

You will receive an email with a link to a health form and information about the practice

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Your chiropractor will thoroughly examine your symptoms and then perform initial treatment

Start feeling better and moving immediately!