No More Reflux for Baby Zachary At two months of age Zachary began vomiting after almost every feeding, sometimes seven to eight times a day. His mom, Emily, was breastfeeding and tried diet changes but this did not help his condition. After several pediatrician visits and medicals tests Zachary's parents were told he had severe reflux. The pediatrician said Zachary could grow out of it within six to eight months. Zachary's parents didn't want him to suffer any longer, so they reached out to a family friend, a chiropractor, for advice. Their friend was confident chiropractic care would help and suggested they find a chiropractor in their neighborhood - that's when they found Dr. Pete.
Emily says, "After a few visits to Dr. Pete, Zachary's vomiting improved remarkably. After four visits, Zachary never vomited at all. His appetite improved and he is growing at a better rate. He is a happy baby and a good sleeper. Dr. Pete was a natural working with Zachary. He was very thorough explaining both the issues possibly causing the vomiting and the adjustments." – Emily Heitkamp, Zachary's Mom
Thrive Chiropractic Testimonials
Advancing My Family's Well Being Mollie's relationship with Thrive started before she became a mom. "I knew I wanted a family and I needed my body to be as good as possible. The regular adjustments were a breath of fresh air." As her family grew, so did the chiropractic needs, "Throughout both pregnancies, Dr. Pete worked to make sure the baby stayed engaged and head down, and I was comfortable. When my daughter Ramona was just 10 days old, Dr. Pete did a home visit to adjust both me and her - we've been seeing him as a family ever since. I love the friendly nature of Dr. Pete and his staff. I like that they care as much about their own health as they do yours and they take the time to share their experience and learnings in the monthly newsletters."
For Mollie it's the regular maintenance she sees value in, "Besides being pain free, I would say we have excellent immune systems, I credit our maintenance adjustments. I see our family chiropractic care as essential for our overall wellbeing. Everything in our bodies is tied to the spine and alignment. An aligned body is just the first step in healing most any ailment. Our bodies are amazing healers if we just provide the opportunity to do so. The benefits are vast and my healthy family is a testament!" – Mollie, Ramona, and Elgin
Transverse to Head Down Karen wanted to have a natural birth for her daughter. However, during the third trimester the baby was found in a transverse position, meaning it was sideways instead of head down. If a baby does not move from transverse into a head down position, a C-section is usually performed. To help Karen's body align and move the baby into an optimal position Karen's doula recommended chiropractic care. While Karen had not considered chiropractic she researched online, "I found Thrive had the best online reviews and most convenient hours and location."
After receiving adjustments, Karen's body and the baby's positioning benefited. "The aches and pains in my hips and back, which I started to experience during the third trimester were reduced significantly. We were able to have the natural birth we wanted. Labor and delivery were much faster and smoother than with my first baby. Dr. Pete was very knowledgeable and took a genuine interest in me and my family." – Karen Otto
Maximizing Potential Growing up in the Philippines, Dave was not familiar with chiropractic care before coming to Thrive. After meeting Pete at the gym one day he was curious how including chiropractic in his lifestyle may help him pursue adventure and enjoy his hobbies like exercise, travel, food and the arts. As Dave puts it, "There was nothing troubling me in particular before I started with chiropractic care, I was mainly looking at how I can further my potential and achieve an optimal state of fitness, healthy living and wellbeing." Dave has attended health classes at Thrive which have inspired him to make changes in his social, emotional, and spiritual health. "I am the type of person who always feels the need to move, perform, and be productive …. After Pete makes those adjustments and alignments, I leave feeling so much better. I see it more as ongoing preventive maintenance so that I can perform at the optimal level not only with my athletic activities but at work and in my daily activities. I like to live an intense and full life and I see my body as something like a machine that if it doesn’t get proper maintenance, it will breakdown at some point. It makes a huge difference! I feel better overall since I started getting chiropractic care." – Dave Rescober