Welcome to Spinal Health and Wellness
at The Birth Center
Dr. Andrea Moses brings over 20 years of experience to you and your family for spinal health & wellness!
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Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your pre-natal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/ pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.
Pelvic Pain: Dysfunction
One problem that many pregnant women complain about is pubic pain. Yet doctors often dismiss this pain as either “inconsequential,” “unfixable,” or “just one of those pregnancy discomforts that have to be endured.”Yet none of this is true. Pubic pain in pregnancy is certainly not “inconsequential”; it can also be very difficult to deal with. Although many do not know what causes it or how to fix it, many women are able to get improvement or relief with chiropractic treatment. It is not something that you “just have to live with.”
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus. This may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy to minimize the possibilities of pelvic distortions.
Shoulder and Neck Pain
This complex center of nerves fees every part of your arms from the shoulder through your fingertips. If it becomes injured, pinching pain, numbness, weakness and other sensations may clue you into the fact that misalignment has taken place. Chiropractic care, along with massage, myofascial therapy and other forms of therapy can relieve the nerves of their stress.
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called “natural” birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
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One of the most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma and because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help. I use light fingertip pressure to balance spinal tension. Any interference to the nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best. After years of practice, I’m still surprised by the small amount of adjustment that is required to change an unhappy baby into a happy one.
Dr. Moses is a certified professional trained in BIRTHFIT philosophy and DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) principles in order to support your body’s innate wisdom during and after pregnancy. Working with a BIRTHFIT Professional means you’re in good hands and your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey will be supported by someone who believes in the power of fitness, nutrition, chiropractic and mindset to make you ready for whatever comes your way.
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Pregnancy Massage Services
Vicki Howard has more than 20 years of muscle therapy experience. She has advanced specialties in Trigger Point Therapy and Pfremmer Technique (Deep Tissue Technique). A light to medium massage, utilizing long soothing strokes, designed to slow down and reduce stress, while improving circulation, range of motion, and tension.
Through applied knowledge of trigger points, myofascial release addresses postural distortion, restricted by body movement, and compressed nerves. This technique helps to balance the central nervous system and is great for chronic problems such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, accident victims and athletic injuries.
Southern Connecticut State University -1992, Bachelor of Science degree
Life Chiropractic College – 1996, Doctor of Chiropractic degree
National Board Certified in Chiropractic – 1996
State of Delaware Chiropractic License – 1997
Meet Our Doctor
Specializing in Women’s Health and Children’s Wellness
Webster Breech Technique Certified Practitioner
Owner and practicing doctor in family practice since Sept. 1997
Backpack Safety Program
Moms Groups Health Education
Past member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society
Past member of the International Chiropractic Association
Current member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Past board member of the West End Neighborhood House
Past board member of the Wilmington Jaycees
I am committed to a healthy lifestyle of exercise,healthy eating and whole body cleansing.