Growing up with a chiropractor as a father gave me a unique childhood. I was first adjusted when I was one day old because for me, like many babies the birth process can be more stress than our little body can handle. Because of chiropractic as a baby I was never colicky, rarely spit up and was sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old. As a child I continued to have my nervous system checked regularly for stress and was adjusted if needed. Unlike many of my friends and classmates I was never sick.
Today, we live in a toxic world from lack of exercise, to fast food, to toxic cleaning products, to air and water pollution. And unfortunately, kids are suffering the consequences. Along with treating whole families, my passion is serving pregnant women and children because I know firsthand that there is another option to suffering through childhood. Chiropractic offers a safe and effective way to help children’s bodies heal and thrive the way they were designed to. During pregnancy, research has found that women under chiropractic care report less back pain, less stress, shorter labor times with less pain killers, and a greater ability to carry to term. And all these things not only help the mother, but also have a huge impact on the health of the baby as it enters the world. And I know that what all new parents really want is a healthy baby.
Another population I really enjoy working with is Autistic children. During my studies at Chiropractic College I had the honor of doing an extra internship at the Muki Baum School for children with special needs. Autism is a condition that involves social, behavioral and verbal impairments. And what controls these things in the body? The nervous system. And Chiropractic is about restoring function to the spine and joints that can have an impact on the nervous system.
I became a chiropractor to lead people to embrace what health really is and how your body is designed to heal and thrive no matter your age. My vision is to help the families of Strathroy raise healthier children and become healthier adults. Everyone has the choice. Choose to embrace health now, or live with illness later. Which will you choose?