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Mother of the Week: Hiona

Hiona started at Advanced Vitality under the care of our Registered Massage Therapist, Ladie Ramos. It was Ladie who suggested that she might benefit from Prenatal Chiropractic and that she should book her complimentary consultation. We are so honoured that she chose us to support her during her pregnancies.

"Mother of the Week" Hiona and her gorgeous children pose for a family photo with Dr. Tara Sutton after a chiropractic session at Advanced Vitality
'Mother of the Week' Hiona with her children and Dr. Tara Sutton at Advanced Vitality
"After getting a massage from Ladie and an adjustment from Dr. Tara, I immediately noticed the difference. I came in for regular treatment and started to focus on enjoying my pregnancy rather than on the growing pains."

While many mothers are seeking supportive body work during their pregnancy, it's not uncommon for friends, spouses or grandparents to express their concerns about the safety and effectiveness of prenatal chiropractic care. Hiona admits that she was fearful at first.

HIona gets adjusted with the gentle chiropractic Thompson Technique while her son watches
Hiona gets adjusted using the Thompson Technique

"I was petrified of chiropractic care due to the misconceptions and falsehoods about how adjustments are painful, dangerous, unsafe, etc. For over 2.5 years I have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care and it has become a staple in my family’s health and wellness lifestyle."

At Advanced Vitality, our providers (both Chiropractic and Massage Therapists) are highly trained with advanced certification and years of experience with the peri-natal mothers (before and after pregnancy). Our care plans and treatment techniques gently support the bones, muscles and ligaments of the pelvis to ensure proper neuro-functional activity often leading to a more comfortable pregnancy and a faster, easier and safer delivery for both Mom and Baby. Our focus on educational support allows parents to feel fully informed and empowered to make decisions about their pregnancy and birth plans.

"Prior to my pregnancy, I wasn’t sold on the idea of chiropractic care. Now, I have enjoyed the benefits of proper alignment. I never had to take pain medication – even my midwife commented how well my pregnancy went."

Hiona took advantage of both prenatal massage and chiropractic care here at Advanced Vitality. When we asked her to explain her experience, here's what she said:

A photo of the warm, relaxing and comfortably Registered Massage Therapy Suite at Advanced Vitality
Registered Massage Therapy Suite
"For massage – Ladie (RMT) listened to my concerns and really focused on my problem areas. She gave me tips on how to minimize and prevent flare ups of problem areas."

Muscle testing helps Chiropractic Doctors assess and find areas of dysfunction. Hiona is completing muscle testing to determine proper shoulder alignment while her son plays with a foam roller.
Dr. Tara Sutton doing muscle testing
"For adjustments – An adjustment feels like my body is getting the attention it needs. She knows from simple movements what exactly is off or misaligned. There have been times that she identified a problem I didn’t know I had! My body appreciates it."

Our goal is to give every pregnant mama out there the opportunity to have a supportive team of professionals to support her throughout her pregnancy and post-partum period. We often have mamas contact us near the end of their pregnancy due to discomfort or breech baby position. We will, of course, help these women, but we know that the benefits afforded to those mamas that seek care early on, are generally more far reaching and effective. When we asked Hiona what advice she would give to moms who might be thinking about prenatal chiropractic and massage, she said:

"The earlier you start care the better! I had more injuries, pain and discomfort in the first part of my first pregnancy but had no issues after coming to Advanced Vitality."
Using special pregnancy pillows, gentle prenatal chiropractic is comfortable, safe and supportive for a mothers pregnant belly.
Chiropractic table with pregnancy pillow
"Chiropractic care is a must for all expecting moms. It is just as important as working out or taking your vitamins. Give it a try… I promise your body will thank you."

Our goal when you become a clinic member at Advanced Vitality is to make you feel like your part of our family. Each member of our team does their absolute best to make your feel cared for and supported. When we asked Hiona what her favourite thing about Advanced Vitality is, this is what she had to say:

Hiona's son giggles as Dr. Tara plays with him after getting adjusted.
Hiona and Son laugh with Dr. Tara
"I love everything about AV. From the people, to the chocolate at the front to the overall positive atmosphere. The experience at AV is second to none and you leave feeling like you are part of this positive, supportive community."

If you want to learn more about how pre-natal care at Advanced Vitality can support you, please Contact Us to book your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION!

We can't wait to meet you!

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