Chiropractors strive to optimize health using a hands-on, non-invasive approach that does not utilize medicine or surgery. Although we may use a variety of treatment approaches, we primarily perform adjustments to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment, alleviating pain, improving function and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Learn more
Chiropractors who specialize in working with pregnant and postpartum moms use many of the traditional chiropractic techniques but also earn a certification in Webster’s Technique which is a technique based on finding balance with in the bony structure and soft tissues of the pelvis. We find that if mom’s body is in optimal alignment with ideal tissue tone, she experiences more comfort through pregnancy, an easier and shorter labor and delivery, and a quicker, more comfortable recovery. Learn more
Pediatric chiropractors have additional training in topics specific to babies, children and teens. They also learn additional technique considerations when working with pediatric patients. The goal of pediatric chiropractic care is to facilitate healthy development, as well as aid in the treatment of many childhood conditions. Learn more
Spinning Babies classes show expecting moms what to do for an easier birth with a practical and detailed preparation to help baby find the best position in mom’s body. Learn what to do to ease a long labor or the best movements for stalls in labor. If practiced daily, an easier labor and birth are likely. Learn more
BIRTHFIT Davenport is part of a large movement that is quickly growing through the country and world! BIRTHFIT is about women taking charge of their bodies and decisions before, during and after the Motherhood Transition. We utilize in-person classes to facilitate learning, growth, support and community. Learn more
Companion. Coach. Advocate. Friend. As a birth doula, the most important job is to empower a birthing woman. As a non-medical role on your birth team, doulas provide continuous informational, emotional and physical support before, during and after childbirth. Learn more
Mothering the new mother. Postpartum doulas empower and support new mothers and their families so that they feel confident during this new season of life. We provide physical, emotional and information support during the fourth trimester and beyond. Learn more
Acupuncture deals with meridians, which are energy (qi/chi) channels that run throughout the body, similar to blood vessels. Stimulating specific points along these meridians can help to balance energy and alleviate many symptoms and conditions within the body. The points can be stimulated using needles, electrical current, pressure and heat. Learn more
Our prenatal yoga program is specifically designed to get moms’ bodies and minds ready for birth. Using proven techniques like birth affirmations, breath work, imagery and movements to reduce discomforts of pregnancy and facilitate ease of birth. Our classes focus on building a community of support for moms through all stages of pregnancy and the fourth trimester. Learn more
Ashtanga is a system of yoga that consists of a set series of postures that are held for a specific number of breaths. The combination of breath, focused attention and asana creates the perfect environment for movement meditation. Students are encouraged to memorize the sequence so they can work more closely with their teacher on specific postures and can practice safely at home. Learn more
Baby and Me Yoga
Our Baby and Me yoga classes are offered for moms (or a caregiver) and their non-mobile babies. Classes include specialized yoga poses to help stretch out stiff areas developed while caring for your baby and to boost baby’s physical strength and improve sleep and digestion. Learn more
Toddler and Me Yoga
Our Toddler and Me yoga classes are a great way to connect with young children (beginning walkers through age 5) through movement, songs and play. Moms (or caregivers) will learn tips and tricks to incorporate yoga and movement into a child’s day, all while inspiring imagination and creativity in toddlers! Classes also provide a positive shared routine to carry caregivers through challenging times such as tantrums and boundary testing.
An IBCLC or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is the best source of evidenced-based breastfeeding information and assistance that will empower you to have a satisfying breastfeeding experience.
Functional rehabilitation at Motherhood Matters is based in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) which was developed using developmental kinesiology. This technique recognizes that we learn very predictable, innate movement patterns and when people begin to deviate from these innate patterns, they develop dysfunctions that can result in pain and tension. DNS strives to return people to their innate patterns in order to alleviate various acute or chronic musculoskeletal symptoms.
Hot Bamboo Massage
Massage therapy with the use of hot bamboo is an innovative way to provide a smooth, non-invasive approach to deep tissue quality. Heated bamboo sticks are used to roll and knead the muscles to create an overall sensation of relaxation and well-being. Bamboo massage is also used as a powerful preventative therapy against modern-day stress and to aid in relief from many physical and emotional problems.
Infrared saunas use a special light frequency (infrared) to heat the body without heating the surrounding air. While using the sauna, the room does not actually get heated although the body perceives infrared waves as heat so most people will end up sweating quite a bit. Infrared saunas can aid in weight loss, pain and stress reduction, detoxification, and improved mood and circulation
Functional Nutrition and Endocrinology
Through the use of symptom surveys, extensive history, physical exam and specific blood, saliva, hair, urine or stool analyses we are able to determine the root cause of many ailments. Once we get a complete picture of a patient’s current health status, we can begin using food, supplements and herbs to reduce medications and begin healing from things like disease and hormone imbalance.