Alter Health Services

Children and teens

Benefits of Chiropractic care before pregnancy:


  • A more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function.


  • Prepares the body to be strong, supple, and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy full term.


  • Restores proper nerve supply to reproductive organs helping many couples who thought that they were infertile.
Benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy
Newborn infant getting Insight Thermal Scan with chiropractic care

Fertility treatment is typically concentrated on hormone levels. While this is vital, we have found that understanding your fertility cycle and why it is not supporting a pregnancy is critical to correcting the situation. Our goal is to first normalize and strengthen the entire cycle utilizing:


  • Lab tests: typically saliva or urine testing with samples collected in the comfort of your own home. We test the full fertility cycle, even if yours is irregular or infrequent.


  • Functional lab testing: when necessary we use this testing to evaluate other support systems such as the brain control centers, thyroid, digestive, pancreatic or adrenal health. Learn more about Functional lab testing here.


  • Life style modifications: stress management, detoxification and nutrition along with appropriate chiropractic care when indicated.

One of the greatest advantages we provide our patients, especially children, is state of the art thermal scanning. This amazing technology allows us to measure and monitor irritation to the master system that controls and coordinates every function in your child's body. In addition to orthopedic and neurologic examination our chiropractic assessment, gentle techniques and amazing results generate a lot of excitement in parents, grandparents and kids!

Fertility - understanding why the cycle is not supporting pregnancy

Pediatric Care - understanding why it's important and necessary

Pediatric Care

We are dedicated to getting your child off to  healthy start. For all infants under 6 weeks old we offer a first visit comprehensive chiropractic pediatric evaluation for FREE! Our birthday gift to your child.

The Insight Advantage (Thermal Scanning)

Pregnancy

Gentle chiropractic care reduces the common discomforts of pregnancy along with whole food, organic and comprehensive nutritional support for you and your baby.

It is easy to see postural changes through pregnancy - the center of gravity changes as the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine especially in the low back, hips, and pelvis. What we cannot see are the many different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and in the developing baby - all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Chiropractic obstetrics is gentle, safe and focused on maintaining and enhancing the nerve, muscle, and bone integrity of your body during pregnancy.

  • A more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.
  • 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy.
  • 50% reduced need for pain medication.
  • 24%-39% faster than average labor time.
  • Significantly less likelihood of back labor
  • Significantly reduced utilization of epidurals, forceps, vacuum extraction, episiotomies, and Cesarean sections. 

Fertility

Our goal is to uncover the real causes of infertility. We view and treat the body as one integrated system, leading to robust fertility, a healthy parent and a healthier baby.

Pregnancy - understanding how to support your body

Newborn infant getting Insight Thermal Scan with chiropractic care

A large portion of our patient base are children from newborn to teenager. Babies, children, and adolescents benefit greatly when their nervous system pathways are aligned correctly. Our patients very often observe dramatic results utilizing chiropractic care. Parents often report that their children experience:

  • less colds and illness generally
  • have less or no ear infections
  • reduced colic
  • better and more regular bowel movements
  • improved nursing
  • better sleep and in general are more content

How much is it worth to have a more content baby, child or teen!


Why Adjust a Newborn?
Birth is a hectic time for everyone and many parents don't realize that the force applied to the infant cervical spine (neck) during delivery is on average 90-120 lbs! Yes, this includes C-section deliveries.
A common complaint we see in infants with neck issues is that they tend not to nurse equally well or at all on one or both sides. There is also growing body of research indicating that nerve irritation in the upper cervical spine may be related to SIDS.

Pregnancy and Pediatrics

At just 5 years old, on average a child has experienced 2000 falls...200 of which are considered serious

Our non-invasive scanning technology is a safe and effective way to detect and monitor nerve health. 

Disturbances in the nervous system of children and teens occur due to:

  • trauma
  • sports participation
  • stress of physically growing
  • constant new mental and social challenges
  • exposure to poor nutritional choices

Finding and correcting irritations in the system that controls and coordinates every function in the body is a huge advantage in preventing further more complex health issues. Chiropractic care helps to keep children focused and feeling good.