Tree of Life Chiropractic
We’re Seattle’s premier perinatal and pediatric chiropractic office. Here at Tree of Life Chiropractic, it is our passion and calling to serve the families of the greater Seattle area. We believe that being healthy is our number one asset and that true health starts with conception. We specialize in the Webster technique and other prenatal techniques that ensure your pregnancy and birth are as successful and safe as possible. We also specialize in checking and adjusting children as needed in order to make sure they start their health journey on the right foot. Some of the things we’re able to help kids with are: Wellness, latching/feeding challenges, sleep challenges, behavioral challenges, ear infections, ADHD, SPD, and many more. Feel free to request an initial appointment and we look forward to serving you.
Kids and Chiropractic:
There are actually a variety of reasons for a child to see a chiropractor. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.
One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health. Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic during your Pregnancy:
We understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because the care we offer affects both mom and child. Proper nervous system and spinal function is crucial to the development of your baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of mom. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond treating pain.
By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to ensure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb. By maintaining this proper alignment and motion throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe and natural birth process – which is something that is extremely vital to the health of both mom and baby.
The modern birth process is often one of the most traumatic events that a person will endure in their life. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a “medical condition” rather than the incredibly safe and natural process that it is. A woman’s body is designed perfectly for the birth process, and difficulties typically only arise if mom is functioning at less than 100%.
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“Tree of Life is absolutely wonderful for the whole family! I saw Drs. Chelsea and Carl for most of my pregnancy and they helped me stay mobile and pain free through 41 weeks. Following the birth of our son I’ve continued seeing them and they’ve helped tremendously with back pain and my post partum recovery. Our newborn also sees Drs. Chelsea and Carl and they’ve greatly improved his latch and helped with his gassiness. The office is incredibly kid friendly, I’d highly recommend them for prenatal and newborn care!”
“My daughter (3) and my son (6 mo) have been coming since they were both just a few weeks old. My daughter had some neck tenderness after birth (I mean of course, it’s quite an adventure) and Dr Moe fixed it after a few appointments. My son had latch issues as well as was having weight gain issues due to his tongue/lip tie and tense jaw. He was extremely tense and rigid (and so was I) when we first brought him in to see Dr Moe, but with a lip/tongue clip as well as chiro, he now latches great and is full of rolls 5 months later!
Also, chiro is a MUST for me while breastfeeding and bed sharing with multiple kids. My body is exhausted and going through a lot so getting it adjusted weekly really has majorly helped me continue breastfeeding and bedshare without daily pain in my neck/back. I feel like mom getting adjusted really goes hand in hand with getting baby worked on for latch/breastfeeding issues.
And I’ve always felt like they genuinely care about the heath of my family and really take care of us. Especially with my son when he was having latch issues as a newborn, they really made me feel like they were there for us and made him a priority. We love the tree of life family!!!”
“I limped into Chelsea’s office today, with tears in my eyes, after pulling my low back out yesterday… and after her adjustment I was standing, sitting, walking and squatting within a couple hours. I started seeing her for headaches and anxiety; A few visits later she had eliminated headaches and we got my anxiety down to a normal range.I continue to see her for fertility treatment and will continue to see her throughout pregnancy! I sent my husband to her for low back pain (which has decreased dramatically). But most importantly, she has gone out of her way to make her care affordable for my family. She goes above and beyond for her patients on a regular basis, which is why I will always send my clients/friends/family to her. Forever grateful.”