Babies initially grow quickly in the womb with plenty of room, but they eventually find themselves cramped and squeezed into various twisted and compressed positions for several long months.
Furthermore, elongated hours of labor and delivery can place additional physical forces on their delicate bodies, leading to possible birthing injuries, collarbone rotations, shoulder blade winging, jaw misalignment, pelvic rotation, and hip dysplasia, to name a few. Their unformed joints can become dislocated and strained during prolonged delivery, requiring specialized manual treatment to correct the joint and muscular alignment.
Newborns are subjected to the immediate and new experience of gravity. In the womb, their weight is comfortably suspended in fluid, but upon arrival, their curved, C-shaped spines must adapt to a more upright posture with the heaviness of their bodies as a new sensation and challenge.
As infants progress into toddlers, they experience near-constant falls, tumbles, head bumps, trips, stumbles and more, including developing immune systems and exercising their lungs and hearts. Ensuring that your little one has access to care after these experiences allows them the opportunity to thrive with more stability, balance, control and confidence, in addition to less frustration.
The tumbles and bumps continue well into early childhood and the teenage years, and require care to ensure proper healing and joint preservation. Issues like scoliosis, sports injuries, posture, heavy book bags, mental focus, immune and allergy concerns, hormonal adaptations, hygienic education, and self-confidence can all be addressed with consistent Pediatric Chiropractic.
Dr. Bobbi Jones, DC is a mother, an artist, an empath, and a Doctor of Chiropractic with nearly 25 years of healthcare experience. She began developing Zen Wellness in 2011, after the birth of her son. Her professional journey began at 20, when she graduated in 1997 from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, emphasizing in Biochemistry and Psychology. She received her dual Yoga Instructor License in Hatha and Kindalini Yoga shortly afterwards.
She continued her healthcare studies and became a Massage Therapist in 1998. In 2001, she received her Doctorate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she double majored in Chiropractic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She was Chief of Chiropractic of Memorial Healthcare IPA before moving her private practice to Los Angeles in 2011.
Dr. Jones specializes in Pediatric Chiropractic for children of all ages and Somatic Trauma Therapy for parents (click the link to read more). Her focus is treating infants with torticollis (rotation and bend in the neck), colic, digestive issues, skull irregularities, and challenges meeting their physical milestones, such as head control, sitting, crawling, walking and running. In addition, she loves to work with school-aged children, teaching them about posture and proper body mechanics.
She is gentle, intuitive, creative, playful, specific, and attentive. She treats your little bundle of joy with the utmost respect and care… Her own experience with a traumatic pregnancy and the very early birth of her son, has inspired her to dedicate her time to giving babies and their parents an the optimal start in life together. Her education, understanding, and unique medical life-experiences make her a reassuring, wealth of information for new and nervous parents as well as experienced parenting pros.