Frequently Asked Questions
Infant Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle technique that works with the body's fascia, connective tissue, and the pumping motion of the cerebrospinal fluid to help improve function of the central nervous system and asymmetry in the body. This form of care is great for newborns and children because it is light touch and can help with plagiocephaly, torticollis, feeding difficulties, tongue and lip ties, such retraining after a revision, and overall hypertonicity. These appointments also pair nicely with chiropractic care.
Common conditions treated by CST:
· Tongue and lip ties
· Feeding difficulties
· General hypertonicity and arching
"Spinning Babies® is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth. Spinning Babies is a new paradigm that takes clues from baby’s position and station for natural, physiological solutions."
Spinning Babies® packages and appointments are all uniquely designed to meet you at your stage of pregnancy and take you through delivery and beyond. Appointments will start with an assessment of the whole body to determine which Spinning Babies® and/or Chiropractic techniques would best benefit you and your pregnancy. Appointments will include:
Soft tissue work - helps soften tight regions of the body that may be affecting the position of the pelvis, uterus, baby, and/or creating pain.
Body balancing - creates symmetry throughout the body. Facial releases - allows all regions to flow smoothly on one another.
At-home techniques - can performed between appointments to help the body hold all the important work that was accomplished with each treatment.
Chiropractic care is included in the packages and is strongly encouraged. Chiropractic care ensures proper nerve function which allows you body to function how it is designed, especially during pregnancy and delivery. Specific chiropractic techniques also aid in keeping the pelvis in proper alignment to encourage correct baby positioning. Please contact Dr. Abby Bachmeier or Blooma for package options.
“Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments are also used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.” Source https://grastontechnique.com/Clinicians/Resources/
Kineso taping can help with a variety of different concerns. Working with the facial and lymphatic systems it can help increase healing time of injuries, support weakend regions of the body, and improve tissue function. This is especially great for sport injuries and for pregnancy.