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Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic Care

New Dawn Chiropractic & Acupunture

Article by Lila Ruppe

Photography by Rachel Audette, The Turquoise Turtle

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

Having a baby is commonly the most meaningful experience in any parent’s life. Ensuring the health and wellness of the mother and baby during pregnancy is of the utmost importance. New Dawn Chiropractic & Acupuncture is dedicated to supporting everyone, including pregnant women and young children, in functioning at their highest level through chiropractic care.

Dr. Julie Henderson illustrates how powerful prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care are through a personal story. Her assistant, Erin, was treated, or adjusted, throughout both of her pregnancies, and Erin's children were gently adjusted within hours of birth. As a result, Dr. Henderson says one of Erin’s sons did not have to take any medications or antibiotics until he was 14 years old.

A unique metaphor helps visualize how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life. Imagine that your brain is a computer that allows you to function, and your spine is the wire sending signals to it. “For anything to function in your body, whether it be your heart beating, your lungs breathing, your food digesting, or moving your arms and legs, your brain has to send a signal through your spine,” Dr. Henderson explains.

If your spine is misaligned, the brain can not receive signals as clearly. Dr. Henderson adds, “By getting adjusted by a chiropractor and correcting spinal misalignments, we reconnect that brain to the body so the body can function at a better level.”

New Dawn ensures a pleasant experience for all clients, with special care for soon-to-be mothers. They provide pillows that allow pregnant bellies to hang down comfortably and adjust their spines with an especially gentle touch. Prenatal chiropractic care realigns the pelvis which enables the baby to get into the best possible position, resulting in a shorter, smoother delivery.

Once the mother gives birth, the baby can be adjusted almost immediately. Babies are small and fragile, and they have to travel through the narrow birth canal. During this process, they can experience their first spinal misalignment. The effects of chiropractic care can be immediately visible. Dr. Henderson adjusted a 6-day-old baby who experienced an instant change. “I​​t was like her light turned on. Her little eyes lit up, and she stretched her neck,” she says.

Establishing New Dawn was something of a happy accident for Dr. Henderson. Her passion for chiropractic care was sparked soon after being treated, herself, after a car accident. She began seeing a husband and wife duo for chiropractic care, and they soon offered her a position at their practice. She accepted and ended up working for a few chiropractors in the Denver area. “It was just really wonderful to watch people heal their bodies and learn how to take better care of themselves without medications or injections,” Dr. Henderson notes.

New Dawn combines that passion for helping people heal their bodies with a commitment to building community. If you are interested in joining the New Dawn family, visit them at 7878 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada and newdawndc.com.

Dr. Julie Henderson was born in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated at the top of her class at Cleveland Chiropractic College. She specializes in gentle, effective adjusting techniques including diversified, activator methods and Thompson drop.

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