How to Build a Brain

If you have ever seen a child taking their first steps, I’m sure you would agree that it is one of life’s great joys. Whenever we see this in the office we have an extra level of awe because we know what this means for the child. It means that their brain is physically changing, for the better.  Walking isn’t … Read More

Healing is a Journey, Not an Event

How soon will I feel better? How long until this goes away? Will it get worse before it gets better? We get these questions a lot, and I wish there was a quick and easy way to answer them. The truth is, I would love it if healing was linear, ie. if it looked like one of those “hockey stick” … Read More

“Situational Awareness”

If anyone remembers the movie “The Bourne Identity” that came out in the early 2000s, there was a scene where Jason Bourne (a spy) rattles off a list of things he has unconsciously picked up since entering the restaurant where he and the woman were in at the time..  “I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six … Read More

Are Labels Everything?

Anxiety, ADHD, ASD, OCD, Depression, ODD.. the list could go on.  Everyone knows a child with one of these labels or diagnoses. We could go into the intricacies of each of these until the cows come home, but then what?  At the end of the day, it’s how these labels show up in your child’s life; the nitty-gritty details fall … Read More

Brain-Body Balance

Low Tone, Clumsy, Uncoordinated.  Many parents take their child to a pediatric chiropractor, an OT or a PT for “low tone” issues. So what exactly is “low tone?”  “Tone” refers to the amount of activation or energy in our muscles. Kids with low tone have less than normal muscle activation or energy in their bodies. Low tone around the core … Read More

Honey, have you been drinking?

Does your child seem to have trouble with coordination? Are they clumsy, unbalanced, disorganized, have trouble learning or just seem to have trouble putting things together? One of the most important areas of the developing brain in a child is the cerebellum. The cerebellum plays a huge role in cognition, emotion, immune and most importantly, motor skills. Most kids who … Read More

“The more you know, the more you go”

Constipation in kids.. let’s cut the crap.. literally.  How often should your child go #2?  If you type this question into your local Facebook moms group you will likely hear many different answers as well as some quite frankly, horrifying home remedies you can do to make them go. Many parents are recommended to give adult doses of Miralax to … Read More

It’s All About Their “Bucket”

For struggling kiddos, it’s all about their “bucket” It’s no secret that there are A LOT of struggling kiddos out there today. Labels are everywhere and so many kids are just called ADHD, SPD, OCD, ODD, ASD. While each of these diagnoses is unique, they do have a lot of overlap.  To a pediatric chiropractor, those labels mean one thing: … Read More

Can You Turn That Down?

Music is great because it can influence our mood profoundly. Some leading neurologists have even argued that the human brain is innately and explicitly designed and tuned to respond to music. Our brains accurately tune into the rhythm and beat of the music and our actual physiology changes. Even when not exposed to external music, our nervous systems have a … Read More