In this month’s newsletter:
- Office Closing over Holiday Weekend
- Meet Taylor Thomas, New Massage Therapist
- Chiropractic Improving Reflux for Infants
- Recipe: Purple Coleslaw
A Few Appointments Left Before Holiday!
The office will be closed Friday, July 2nd through Tuesday, July 6th.
We are open extra hours today, Thursday, July 1st and have a few adjustment spots left for current patients today.
Michelle will be in the office on the morning on Tuesday the 6th to reply to messages and help schedule people for the remainder of the week.
Enjoy the 4th of July!
Welcome Taylor Thomas, Massage Therapist
Taylor Thomas will be joining us on the second floor of the office in July! I am excited to introduce him to you all in the video above.
Taylor is a recent graduate from massage school and comes with great recommendations from his instructors and from the massage therapists he worked with as an extern. I was very impressed with his technique and skill when he worked on me recently! Check out more on his website.
He will be moving in and setting up in the coming days and weeks and can begin to take clients soon. As he is just beginning his practice, he does have great availability in his schedule. While he will use an online scheduler soon for your convenience, in the meantime you can reach out to schedule at:
A quick message from Taylor:
Hi, my name is Taylor Thomas. I graduated from SHI integrative medical massage school this past May. My school specialized in Swedish massage, percussion, friction and various types of medical massage such as cranio sacral and internal/external treatment techniques for TMD.
I graduated from Lebanon High School in 2010 and have a degree in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. My eventual goal is to merge my practice into a wholistic body and mind healing place. Lymphatic drainage will be the next area where I wish to continue my education. I look forward to serving you!
Case Report: Improvement of Reflux in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care
Many of you have seen young kids and babies in the office. One of the big reasons babies come in for chiropractic care is reflux. I found an article and case study recently that delves into the ways chiropractic helps these little ones:
Key Points From the Article:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a pathologic process in infants with clinical manifestations of poor weight gain, signs of esophagitis, persistent respiratory symptoms and neurobehavioral changes.
- Manifestations can include regurgitation with poor weight gain, failure to thrive, irritability and pain in infants, dysphagia, hematemesis and iron deficiency7 anemia, apnea and cyanosis in infants, wheezing, chronic cough and stridor, asthma, and neck tilting in infants.
- Reflux resents in approximately 40-65% of infants under 1 year of age. Standard medical treatment of infantile GERD consists of an anti-reflux prescription.
- Chiropractic clinical practice focuses on the analysis and correction of vertebral subluxations to allow for proper neurological and physiological functioning to occur, thereby improving quality of life.
- A 2008 retrospective study found that 85% of parents reported improvement in reflux condition of their babies with chiropractic in the literature.
Irvin Korr’s Theory of somatic joint dysfunction describes one way in which chiropractic may have this positive effect on reflux:
- Chronic changes in neuronal activity can lead to dis-regulation and hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system.
- Increased sympathetic tone decreases the enzymes of digestion and peristalsis, among other changes.
- With the correction of vertebral subluxation, autonomic nervous system homeostasis and spinal joint integrity are restored (i.e. neurological and biochemical components) decreasing nervous system hyperactivity, thereby potentially resolving signs and symptoms of GERD.
Recipe of the Month: Purple Coleslaw
A perfect, and pretty, side dish for any cookouts you attend this summer.