As a mom of three, I know caring for your little ones and home-making can be overwhelming. Some days can feel like cross-fit competitions gone wild. There’s the raucous noise, the acrobatics, the unpredictable outcomes, but without all the cash prizes. Have you ever wrestled a squirming toddler into his car seat, heaved an infant carrier in and out of a car, rotated baskets of laundry, vacuumed and, uh-oh, NOW you’ve done it, injured yourself. Your entire family dynamic is off-balance because you are either not able to complete, or not as efficient with, all the necessary day-to-day activities. I enjoy helping families get and stay healthy, so that they can better care for their loved ones.
Our office’s mission is unique in that we strive to discover what is harming you and explore solutions. First, we discover what you are doing to injure yourself and help you learn how to alter daily habits of movement or posture. Are you bending with too much back and not enough hip? Is a hip restriction actually causing your low back pain? Is that ache in your neck from weak muscles? Are your headaches due to your head being ‘on crooked’?
Second, many parents who care for small children are challenged to find time to exercise. What if there were a few exercises tailored to you that took only a few minutes and could make you stronger and less prone to injury? What if you have forgotten how to use your abdominals and gluteal muscles to bend and lift? How could you strengthen your neck and upper back to counteract a forward head posture?
Finally, we can customize a simple routine with you, enabling you to exercise safely and without setbacks. Even at home chasing and carrying little ones is its own form of exercise; you just need to be able to know how to keep your body moving safely.
The doctors and staff at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine specialize in low force chiropractic, massage (or soft tissue) and rehabilitation. Each of us has different special interests and training. I have studied low force chiropractic techniques that are ideal in the care of moms, pregnant moms, kids and babies. One is the Activator Technique which uses an instrument. I am also Webster Technique certified which helps improve neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis to optimize pregnancy and labor. Babies and kids are especially fun to work with as they respond quickly to very light touch chiropractic techniques.
Chiropractic can help keep you in the game. I’ll see you at the crossfit home-making and parenting olympics!
Dr. Heather Escobar is a 2004 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and practices at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine, 987 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon. She is the mother of three young children You can learn more about us at www.sosas.us