Pregnancy and Child Wellness
Offered at the following Locations
The health team at back to wellness centre works together to provide the best possible care in a compassionate and professional health care environment to patients during pregnancy and child wellness. Patients can choose to engage one or more practitioners of their choice or we can recommend a team that will best address their concerns.
Under the disciplines below is a description of how each team member at our clinic can be part of pregnancy care and natural health care for newborns to older children.
Our resident Acupuncturist – via needles and/or needle-LESS acupuncture can address fertility issues and pregnancy maintenance – which trace back to hormone imbalances. A thorough assessment including pulse and tongue diagnosis in addition to a thorough medical history intake help determine which system(s) of the body require some needling or laser – the latter being painless.
For children, acupuncture is a great addition to treatment programs for ADD/ADHD, respiratory ailments, and digestive disorders; and with our needle-LESS method it’s child friendly.
With our specialized drop chiropractic tables, pregnancy support pillows, soft tissue manipulation – ART – and the Webster technique we ensure our pregnant patients safe and effective treatment.
Children are a large part of our chiropractic practice. Our doctors have had years of experience treating small spines and joints with very gentle adjustments aka “popcorns”.
The Chiropractic Approach:
Babies and Children
Today more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their babies and children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth and chiropractic care is recommended from their very early days onwards. Natural as well as C-section births can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nervous system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, constipation, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, respiratory conditions and infections can often be traced to nerve system stress for babies as well as children.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life yet at certain periods it can also be very stressful physically, chemically and emotionally. Physically there are many changes which need to occur as your body adapts to the growing baby. As long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus create and equal suspension for the fetus.
Many women have endured physical stresses even before being pregnant and these pre existing conditions can manifest or even exacerbate lower back problems, sciatica, migraines, etc. If the pelvis is out of alignment, this eventually leads to diminished space for the developing baby as well as making it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment for all weight-bearing individuals
Because nutrition is key for a successful pregnancy and for a healthy mom and baby our ND’s offer nutritional and supplement guidance for our patients through their term and are ready to prescribe natural medications for ailments where pharmaceutical drugs are not an option or not preferred. We can assist you through relentless heartburn, hay fever, headaches, digestive concerns, and more; and all with natural and professional products.
For the little one, we can be their primary health care practitioners. Our doctors work with children for various ailments such as colic, rashes, asthma, allergies, ADD/ADHD, and various other conditions. We pride ourselves in using safe, professional grade products (that taste good!) and we use non-invasive treatments.
Equipped with an advanced massage therapy treatment table and pregnancy support cushions, our registered massage therapist addresses the various discomforts of pregnancy and preexisting chronic pains. Sciatica, hip pain, low backache, injuries are just a few conditions that are approached in a professional and safe environment.
Infant massage is a wonderful way to interact and strengthen the bond between you and your baby. It not only provides a soothing and relaxing experience for you and your child – it has health benefits too. Infant massage is great in relieving pain such as chest congestion, sinus congestion, and colitis. Mucus build up in the lungs can be “broken up” through massage and thus help to free up the passage of air in the lungs. The discomfort of colitis can be reduced by gentle stroking of the abdomen in order to release trapped pockets of gas. Infant massage also helps to enhance the neurological development of the child. Continuous stimulation of the skin speeds up brain myelination – a process that increases the speed of neuron firing in the brain. It also helps to enhance circulation and increases the hours in which a child will sleep. Physical contact also helps to increase a baby’s awareness of its surroundings. Learn how to give your infant a massage from one of our Registered Massage Therapists and experience all the benefits it can offer you and your baby.
Massage Therapy and Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey that involves unique physical changes in the body. Stress reduction, headaches, sore feet, calf cramps, constipation, pain due to muscle imbalance and joint laxity are only a few of the pregnancy related complaints treated with massage therapy. Pregnancy can also induce thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome. Early intervention or relief of varicosities can be addressed with massage therapy. Lymphatic drainage can decrease swelling. During a massage appointment education about pregnancy related pain, postural changes, and labour preparation are also offered. Massage therapy can decrease anxiety and empower a mother throughout her pregnancy. Personalized home care is offered to stretch and strengthen key muscles for optimal health before, during and after pregnancy.
A doctor's referral is NOT required to directly access chiropractic services
Why Choose Strive?
What our patients have to say
“All of the staff are very professional and friendly. Dr. Aaron Binstock was very knowledgeable and took care of my son. From the very rst session the results were great. We loved the positive energy and guidance they offer. I 100% recommend Strive for chiropractors and concussion management.”- Gina
"I have been seeing Dr. Roberto Canil for some time and he has proven to be both friendly and knowledgeable. He is always offering solutions to my various aches and pains over the years. The Strive front-end staff are also very friendly and helpful. The Covid-19 measures in place should make anyone comfortable visiting in these unprecedented times.”- Chris
"I've had a great experience going to Strive for treatment the last couple of weeks. The environment is warm and inviting, and the staff are polite and friendly. Great service right from the front desk and up to the therapy sessions. Thank you, guys!”- Ezinne
“Up-to-date facilities and nice, friendly staff. Well-staffed, professional, and I would definitely recommend them. Their online booking system makes it easy to schedule or re-schedule. They were able to handle my paperwork and coverage with the insurance company so I didn’t have to!”- Lawrence
“A special shout out to their Physiotherapist Katie who has without a doubt been the most educated and amazing therapist I have ever seen. She is educated, smart, funny and has a GREAT attitude. She goes above and beyond her line of duty, without her I would be in brutal pain still. I have recommended her to everyone I know and recommend her highly to you!!!.”- Megan
“I’ve seen two of the physiotherapists at Strive [Coquitlam] and both were fantastic. They both performed full assessments, provided treatment that helped my pain in the short term, as well as gave me targeted stretches and exercises and advised me on how to modify my current exercise routine to strengthen the weak muscles that will support my joints. The front-end staff was also super helpful – overall great experience!”- Jackie
"Our family goes to Strive because of their high level of professionalism and sincere personal care they provide. We feel that we receive the best support and service from them."- Bryan
“I’ve been coming to Strive [Coquitlam] for 4 years now and it is hands down the best place to come! They have helped me with all of my injuries and have made me get back on the soccer field fast! Whether I have an injury, need a massage or an adjustment, they have everything! The nicest people ever who truly care about you! Love this place and will always keep going there!! Highly recommend!”- Lucia
“I came here two months after a concussion and still had some symptoms (nausea, light sensitivity, brain fog, and headache at the front of my head). Dr Binstock took me through the baseline test and was able to pin point what was causing my symptoms. It turned out the problem was actually in my neck and after one session and a week of exercises to condition my eyes all my symptoms were almost completely gone! Highly recommended!”- Stephen
“We've been very happy with the Strive team. From concussion baseline testing to concussion recovery management, to therapeutic massage, everyone has been great. Highly recommend them!”- Errin
“After getting a concussion, I went to Strive [Coquitlam]. Evaluated by Dr. Roberto Canil, we strategically worked through my symptoms, one by one. He was very professional, always available to answer any questions outside our in-clinic appointments (really important mentally) and massively helped me to recover. Highly recommend making an appointment with Dr. Canil if you're dealing with a concussion.”- Cory
“Such a great place. Lots of great practitioners specializing in a multitude of services. They have been able to help all members of my family for a variety of different ailments. I love that I can book online and their hours are great too!”- Angela
“5 stars for a reason! Strive is a one-stop-shop for all your aches and pains. I've referred several friends and family here for a reason. The office is along transit routes; is spotless; staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional; and they even direct bill (everyone's fav). Further, they have a fantastic online booking system makes booking, cancelling and reschedule easy and stress free. Highly recommend.”- Kattia
“These guys are great! Everything from the front desk to the therapy to the communication is top notch. I would highly recommend them!”- Evan
“Great Clinic, they take the time to learn your alignments and provide first class service to all patients. Friendly atmosphere, highly recommend to new patients looking for this type of medical professional service.”- Riz
“Michaella the kinesiologist at Strive has always been helpful whether it’s inside or outside of working hours. Several times I’ve come to her for advice for fitness regimes, overuse injuries and how to rehab them and she is never anything but extremely helpful. Would highly recommend her to my friends and family!!”- Erin
“The team at Strive Health and Performance is amazing. The staff always makes sure you are taken care of and help you out any way they can. I have been a client for almost 2 years and I cannot imagine going to another clinic. Over my time here I have seen the chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and kinesiologists. If you are looking for a reliable, safe and trustworthy treatment, look no further than Strive!”- Karlee
“Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Welcoming environment”- Brennan
“I've had great experiences at Strive Health and Performance. They are very accommodating, the office has a welcoming and friendly environment. The work Dr. Aaron Binstock did was nothing short of amazing. He listens to why I am there and gets to work. He explains everything he is doing and does it thoroughly. I highly recommend a visit!!”- Amy
“I had an overall great experience at this clinic! I visited Dr. Aaron Binstock for a pain issue in my mid-back. After several chiropractic sessions as well as rehab, my condition was greatly improved and pain was diminished. Aaron takes great care of his clients and asks the right questions! I also have to mention that the ladies at the front desk , Stephanie & Natasha , were very sweet and welcoming! I was treated nicely."- Parsa
“Very friendly and professional chiropractor and massage service! Rob has helped me with my back and neck pain over the past 2 years. I recommend Strive.”- Shanna
“I am very happy with all services provided at Strive. They are very professional, personable and I highly recommend them. Their offices are very pristine also.”- Colleen