Services & Techniques
At Mama’s Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest pregnancy chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Cape Coral chiropractic office, but please call us at (239) 549-6262 if you have any questions!
Chiropractic Care & The Webster Technique
It’s our philosophy that the chiropractic adjustment is so important to your health, that it’s the only service we offer in the office. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques to help you as a patient, Dr. John Edwards has 10 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients. While we utilize several of the most commonly used techniques in chiropractic, the one we get the most requests for is the Webster Technique. Webster is used to bring balance to a mother’s pelvis so she and her baby can have the safest, most comfortable delivery possible. Although it has a reputation as a breech-turning technique, we don’t physically turn babies. We’ve found that a baby will move to where it has room, and when your body is aligned, there’s more room! While Webster is part of every chiropractic college curriculum, Dr. Edwards has been attending post-graduate seminars on Webster Technique since 2008. The International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association has invited him to participate in several NIH- approved research projects because of his expertise utilizing the technique with pregnant women.
Chiropractic care under a trained professional can be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness, but you have to do your part. At Mama’s Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special “blueprint” exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. These corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. This is especially true for pregnancy! Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health. We’ll also give directed play activities to do with your children to help their nerve systems develop.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient’s specific condition with chiropractic care, you often have questions about moving towards a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain “crunchy” parenting activities like Attachment Parenting or co-sleeping that you have questions about, or you may want to know if a doula could help you. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness. One of our goals at Mama’s Chiropractic Clinic is to build community, so we give all of our patients complementary copies of Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine to engage you in a conversation about conscious parenting and natural lifestyle choices. We host a discussion of articles in the magazine on the last Friday of every month at 6:00 pm.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Sometimes the food you’re eating doesn’t work with your body, and the nerve system ends up with static in the line because of it. That extra noise causes subluxations and the body doesn’t function well. We do food sensitivity testing as an adjunct to chiropractic care because we find that sometimes the problem with your allergies is a nerve system issue, and if that doesn’t clear within a couple weeks, then we do the testing to find out what’s causing the upset. We’ve been doing the indicator muscle testing for 10 years, and while sometimes it lines up with blood and skin prick tests you may have done in the past, it doesn’t always. Our patients tell us when they follow the recommendations they generally end up with healthier, happier babies.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Your posture is the window to how your nerve system is functioning. WIth so much of your work in front of you (whether that’s at the computer or breast feeding a baby), no wonder you’re having health challenges! Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. John Edwards can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Cape Coral community, we provide screenings at schools, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (239) 549-6262 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.