Chiropractic is the third largest field of medicine, and uses gentle pressure and manipulation of the spine to relieve irritation on the nerves which run through the centre of the spinal column. Many chiropractors believe that all babies should have their spines assessed shortly after birth. It is during a child’s formative years that the spine is at its most vulnerable. Even before it is born, a baby’s head, neck and back is placed under a lot of stress as it moves within the womb. This trauma is often further increased during the birth process, especially if this is prolonged, breach or involves a forceps delivery. Slight damage to your baby's spine may cause several problems which can lead to an irritable baby. These include:
Unsettled sleep patterns
Crying, restless, easily startled
Unhappy lying on his back
Prefers to feed on one side
Tendency to face one side
Plagiocephaly, or flat head
There are several Chiropractors in Kelowna that work with infants and toddlers:
AltaVie Integrated Family Health has gathered a team of talented and compassionate practitioners dedicated to pediatric and maternity care. Their beautiful clinic is entirely centered around providing the highest standard of holistic care for children and the people who love them, from fertility support and pregnancy care to post-natal rehab and kid care (both wellness and problem-solving). The name "AltaVie" means "Elevating Life" and it is their goal to help you and your family thrive!
All of their chiropractors have advanced training in paediatrics and are Webster Technique certified. Dr Anna Marie Gierach is smart and energetic. She is passionate about providing individually-catered, whole-person, natural health solutions for the whole family and supporting your ideal birth experience. Dr Amanda Stevens holds many advanced courses and certifications in chiropractic paediatrics (including the CACCP designation). She is also a clinical nutritionist and works with neurosensory and neurodevelopmental disorders (like ASD & ADHD) and developmental milestone support.
Their Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are both educated and experienced in pre- and post-natal massage and have a wide variety of skills and techniques to support you.
All of their chiropractors and massage therapists are trained in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) for all ages.
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr Stephanie Schiemann, does extensive work for fertility and preconception support (for men & women). She works with women through all stages of motherhood, helping you keep up with the many demands on your system. She enjoys working with acupuncture and TCM, homoeopathic support, mindfulness and stress support, and so much more. Her gentle approaches work great for children and infants, too!
Check out their website or call the office today to learn more.
AltaVie also has online booking.
434 Cedar Avenue in the Mission just around the corner from SOPA Square.
101-3140 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W3T1
Harmony Chiropractic Clinic believes, "Good health makes authentic living possible." They strive to help you and your families live authentic lives through good health and wellness! By utilizing both evidence-based practice and integrative holistic health care, patients of Harmony Chiropractic Clinic can enjoy treatments that include many different techniques including but not limited to: Chiropractic, Soft tissue, Modalities, Functional Neurology, Rehab and Education.
Dr. Harmony Mir has a keen interest in treating Pregnant and Pediatric patients. She has studied in various locations across North America, South America, and parts of Europe to learn more about Chiropractic care for children and moms. Dr. Harmony holds several certifications in different Chiropractic techniques and is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) of which she is also Webster Certified. She is gentle, knowledgeable and skilled in providing chiropractic care to you & your family and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients.
To book an appointment with Dr. Harmony, please call Harmony Chiropractic Clinic at
or visit them at their website