Services We Offer
Chiropractic Care is a holistic approach to health based on the premise that the human body is designed with the innate intelligence to heal itself. The Chiropractic Adjustment is how a chiropractor affects the nervous system, removing interference and helping restore communication and coordination between the brain and body. With proper communication restored, the human body experiences healing, wellness, and vitality. This natural form of health care promotes healing from within, without the use of drugs or surgery.
The Webster Technique is a specific Chiropractic Technique performed on pregnant moms to properly analyze the alignment of the pelvic bones, the mobility/stability in the pelvic joints, and the tension of the soft tissue supporting the pelvis and uterus. The Chiropractic Adjustment will reduce the effects of sacral-iliac (SI) joint dysfunctions and restore proper neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis.
Imbalances in the pelvis and its support structures contribute to the discomforts of pregnancy, and may lead to a more difficult labor and birth (ie dystocia). Because the baby’s position in the womb often reflects the tension, positions, and patterns of the pregnant mom, Webster Technique has been shown to help baby mal-presentations (such as breech position) when mom’s body balance is restored.
Cranial Sacral Techniques (CST)
The Cranial Sacral Techniques offered by Dr. Kristen are a collaboration of bodywork craniosacral therapies enhanced by gentle chiropractic adjustments. Touch points include places on the cranium (head and face) and sacrum (bottom bone of your spine by your tailbone), along with myofascial release points in too-tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This care relieves tension and pain, restores balance to the whole body, and resets the nervous system to a place of healing.
Prenatal chiropractic appointments include CST as part of the Webster Technique, promoting balanced tone in the support structures of the dynamic pregnant body.
The Chiropractic Techniques We Know + Love
In case you know what you’re looking for, Dr. Kristen is familiar with the following techniques. Her adjusting style is an eclectic blend of gentle, tonal techniques that restore proper nerve communication and body balance. Osseous/Manual adjusting is reserved for the bodies that need it most.
Activator Instrument Adjusting
Cranial Sacral Techniques (CST)
Integrator Instrument Adjusting
Talsky Tonal Technique (TTC)
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
Comprehensive Prenatal Chiropractic Care: We love to spoil our expecting moms! Webster technique along myofascial release and CST, your body will feel well adjusted. Our care plans also include birth prep exercises, nutritional advice, lifestyle guidance, posture and position modifications, and connecting moms to plenty of resources and other birth practitioners as needed.
Postpartum Recovery: We are always here for you! We know you need support and healing just as much after birth. Chiropractic adjustments will be modified to your postpartum condition, and care will include recovery programming (stretches and exercises) personalized to what you can accomplish.
Infants suffering from plagiocephaly (misshapen head), nursing issues, colic, digestive issues, constipation, sleep issues and other fussiness, may find relief from chiropractic adjustments with gentle CST.
Dr. Kristen works with infants before and after a frenectomy (tongue and/or lip tie revision) with her specialized Cranial Sacral Techniques and home care instructions.
Therapeutic Exercise: Customize therapeutic exercise is available to practice members for spinal and postural rehabilitation, as well as prenatal and postpartum programming. This may include Neuro-Muscular Reeducation and Primitive Reflex Integration exercises.
Get Started Today!
The preferred way to start in our office is by scheduling a phone consultation with Dr. Hager. If you would like to secure a new patient appointment time, please feel free to choose the best new patient appointment description for your case. If you are a new mom with a new baby, we recommend the New Postpartum appointment type.