We are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make,
and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness.
You are making the world a better place!
We honor you this month and thank you for being part of our New Day community!
Rowan E. has been in care with Dr. Katie since June 2018
Why I came to New Day – written by my mom, Lisa:
Rowan came to New Day because I was under care the whole time I was pregnant with him. I know that this care helped contribute to my having a healthy delivery, and helped so that he didn’t have a lot of trauma from or around his birth experience. I remember when I first was pregnant that my friends complained about back pain and sleeplessness, things like that, and this care really helped to alleviate a lot of those symptoms I was expecting to experience. Plus it was really cool to feel him inside of me, as he reacted and moved around during my own sessions with Dr. Katie.
I always love the phrasing “a healthy spine = a happy and healthy life,” why wouldn’t I want to start him out with exactly that! Birth can be traumatic for him, as well as me, even with a “relatively uneventful” labor and delivery. Just think about how much efforting it takes to come into this world, right? Setting him up for a healthy nervous system outside of the womb was really important to me. I knew how much the care was helping me during my pregnancy and even before that, and I knew the benefits of care for him were something that I wanted to ensure that he had from day 1!
My chiropractic results – written by my mom, Lisa:
Rowan has had some really great milestones in care since he was born in June. He always sleeps very well after his adjustment with Dr. Katie and in fact has been sleeping through the night since month 1. There was a time early on after his birth that he would only turn his head and neck to one direction – and now he has started to move his neck both directions with more ease. I don’t see him holding his head that way anymore – and that change was sustained after only a few light adjustments by Dr. Katie.
His spine is more aligned, and his neck has very strong control of movement now. I especially notice his neck strength and movement when I see him and compare his movements to other babies.I also noticed that when I nurse him, his latch and suck is stronger – which could be part of the care, but could also be improving as he gets older.
During his sessions he lights up with the biggest smiles when he gets adjusted, like each time she connects with his spine, a lightbulb turns on in his nervous system – and that brings a lot of joy to the office and staff, too. Which I love!!
Why I continue my care with Dr. Katie – written by my mom, Lisa:
Same reasons why I started. If I am doing this for my life, why wouldn’t I give him the best tools for his life possible? I want to contribute in every way that I can to ensure he has a healthy, happy life!
Why did you choose to have your infant son receive Network Care at New Day?
I think the easiest way to express why I choose chiropractic care for him would be explaining that when your baby is hungry, or not happy, or colicy for example – that YOU WILL DO ANYTHING to try and make that thing that isn’t working well, better for them. You will buy try every technique, buy everything toy, and try every possible solution to make them more comfortable. I think of chiropractic for him as a sort of insurance that his body can function to it’s best ability.
Instead of being REACTIVE, I am being proactive for his overall wellness. For instance, I don’t want him to have to take medications for things that could be resolved by chiropractic care or more holistic forms of treatments – so if this can align him and help him have better immunity and a healthier system overall – I will absolutely do this for him.
I remember when I started care years ago someone described to me a visual of our soul and spine being bright and pure when we are born. As we get older it is exposed to environmental, emotional and physical trauma that light dims. I believe that this care removes those layers and helps your light become bright again! This also allows us to be better people to the people and world around us. So if I can do something to keep him “shining bright” I will!
– Rowan E., Chicago, IL