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Clinic Member Spotlight: The Danek Family

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Jen, Phil and kids Piper and Fynn pose for a family photo at Advanced Vitality's 2019 Christmas mini photo shoot with Kelly Markwith Photography
The Family at our Christmas Mini Photoshoot

As the matriarch of this fantastic family, Jen is one busy mama and she's been choosing natural health options for herself, her kids and her family for a long time now! We caught up with Jen this month and asked her to share why she makes regular wellness chiropractic care a priority for herself and her kids.

I choose chiropractic care for myself and my children because I have seen and felt how beneficial it is. As a working parent, life gets stressful. It's hard to find time to take care of our bodies. I have found that if I receive regular chiropractic care, any other physical challenges I am facing like stress, injury or fatigue are greatly reduced. I rarely get sick, and my body's resilience is definitely linked to good chiropractic care.

Many women are choosing body work during pregnancy, including chiropractic care. At Advanced Vitality, our providers Dr. Tara Sutton and Dr. Tamara Holowka have specialized training in prenatal chiropractic care including The Webster Technique. We had the pleasure of taking care of Jen through her pregnancies and here's what she had to say about her experience:

Dr. Tara adjusts Piper while her mom (pregnant) sits besides and waits for her prenatal adjustment next.
Dr. Tara adjusting Piper
I started care at Advanced Vitality because I had a lot of pain in my first pregnancy. The prenatal care I received helped me manage chronic pain and still function and go to work. Chiropractic care helped me to heal after my babies were born and has continued to provide healing and relief through injuries, and day to day fatigue and stress.

Education is power and one thing that we place a high priority on for our clinic members. You will often find us out in the community doing lunch and learns for local businesses, collaborations with mom groups and we host FREE Monthly Workshops to help our community learn more about the benefits of our unique Neurofunctional approach to Chiropractic Care. Teaching people about the amazing benefits of chiropractic and how it actually works is what our parents rave about.

Chiropractic care is not about "fixing" the body, it is very much about helping the body heal and fix itself.

Recently I was adjusted, and at the time I had some cramping that felt like my bowels were blocked up. After my adjustment, I felt instant relief from the pain and cramping. It was so cool to see the direct link between a back adjustment and my intestines.

My son especially has shown great improvement in his comfort. My son has many allergies, skin and digestive challenges. His digestive system now runs smoothly and his back pain is greatly reduced. I believe as a family, our overall wellness and resiliency to stress and disease is vastly improved by our chiropractic care.

Dr. Tara and Fynn give thumbs up after an adjustment
Dr. Tara & Fynn

We know there is A LOT of mis-information about Pediatric Chiropractic care out there and that the idea of bringing your baby or child for an adjustment can seem pretty scary. So we asked Jen to describe how she felt about it with her kids and what it's really like for her family to be adjusted. Here's what she said:

I was a bit nervous about chiropractic care on my children as babies but I trust Dr. Tara, and once I saw how gentle and age appropriate the treatment was, I quickly became comfortable. An adjustment appointment for my children starts with Advanced Vitality staff making sure my children are comfortable.

Adjustments for the kids are much gentler and age appropriate than that of an adult. The kids are comfortable and it looks very much like a massage or back tickle. If the kids are having a particularly rough day they are adjusted on me on the table or even on the floor.

We asked Jen what advice she would give to parents thinking about Chiropractic care for themselves and their families:

The best advice I can give moms considering chiropractic care is just to try it! Advanced Vitality provides a safe space for you to try chiropractic. If you are unsure about chiropractic care for your children, try chiropractic care for yourself first. Once trust and comfort are achieved and you experience the benefits, you may consider introducing chiropractic to your children.
Dr. Tara poses for a photo on the Chiropractic Table after a family adjustment session.
Dr. Tara with the Family after a family adjustment

At Advanced Vitality our team is here to make your experience the best one ever! We will always strive to answer your questions, make you and your kids feel comfortable, welcome and well taken care of. We are constantly striving to improve our clinic so you get the best of the best when you and your family become members at Advanced Vitality! Here's what Jen said that her favourite thing about Advanced Vitality was:

My favourite thing about Advanced vitality are the people. Advanced Vitality has always provided a professional, caring and welcoming atmosphere. All staff have been kind and compassionate towards my children. I can bring both my children to my appointments without worry. There are activities, toys and colouring sheets provided to allow my children to enjoy their time while I am adjusted. The staff are vigilant and caring and respond to my children's needs, which allows me to have an uninterrupted treatment. The clinic also provides fun activities for my kids to look forward to during celebrations like Easter/Xmas/Halloween that include treasure hunts, colouring contests or crafts. They have taken the time to know our family, to continuously learn new techniques to better the practice, and surround us with staff that are trustworthy, helpful and compassionate. We are lucky to be a part of the family at Advanced Vitality!

We'd like to thank Jen and her family for taking the time to share your experiences and for placing your trust in Advanced Vitality to be a dedicated part of your health care team - We are also lucky to have you part of our family!

If this sounds like the place you'd like to bring your family, please reach out to us via phone, email or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn more about our clinic.

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