Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center has always been a family practice. Many of our patients belong to the same family. We also see many families that are just beginning. Working with pregnant moms and fathers prior to babyʼs arrival and then with the baby once they are born is often part of the family health plan. Dr. Lou is Board Certified in Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. He has focused on pregnancy chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic for more than 16 years and he is a longtime member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Lou is certified by the ICPA in The Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces nerve system stress, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, and optimizes the mother’s pelvic function in pregnancy and birth. The technique often prevents the need for more invasive, more painful procedures used in hospitals for turning breech babies. **NOTE: The Webster Technique is not a breech baby turning technique, it is a specific adjustment for the mom. The adjustment attempts to remove neuro-structural restrictions that may lead to the baby not settling into the ideal birth position.
Many moms work and maintain primary responsibility for caring for their children. Dr. Lou recognizes the level of effort this requires and the amount of stress that this may produce. Stress builds up and breaks us down. We provide you with a comfortable environment and gentle care to help you thrive. Dr. Lou creates strategic plans for limiting wear and tear emotionally and physically. Avoiding injuries, flare-ups, and other mishaps by optimizing your body’s ability to adapt to the stress of work and children is also a focus Dr. Lou’s. Through clear explanations, understanding and the use of precise planning of pregnancy chiropractic care, this state of adaptability is often achieved.
Dr. Lou is a father of a 9 year old daughter and understands the stress of parenthood. He also understands the unique emotional challenges new moms and fathers face. Apart from balancing bodies, the team at JCA is also known for spending enough time with patients to really help with their thoughts as well. Dr. Lou has talked more than his fair share of parents off the ledge during the early years of parenthood.
Chiropractic before during and after pregnancy has been shown to ease labor and delivery, reduce the risk of breech presentation and reduce low back pain, sciatica pain, neck pain, headache, leg pain, generalized discomfort and vulnerability to injury during pregnancy. A pain-free pregnancy reduces stress on mom, dad and ultimately baby as well.
Children are also VIP’s in our office. We have an entire room dedicated to the comfort and entertainment of kids. Dr. Lou has been evaluating, adjusting and working with children for over 16 years. His gentle (watch), funny, friendly nature is picked up on by children of all ages and if they don’t love his mustache, they always love his balloon animals. Dr. Lou has created an environment where you as parents should feel confident your children are receiving what they need, while the kids are comfortable getting the care they need to grow, develop and thrive.