Helping Patients Through Chiropractic
At Dunrobin Family Chiropractic & Wellness we believe that chiropractic care is for everyone. By tapping into your body’s ability to heal itself, chiropractic care seeks to discover, alleviate and remove the obstacles in your way to bring balance back to the body. Our premiere chiropractic team strives to help alleviate pain and maintain your well being through a range of chiropractic techniques that are individualized to reflect what your body needs and your comfort levels.
At Dunrobin Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we are a family office that includes; pregnancy and prenatal care, infants, children and teenagers too. We are honoured to serve our community, from the young to the wise, and proud of the success of our practice members in overcoming various injuries and health challenges, helping them get back to doing what they love most – living!
Dr. Kelly Graham, BSc. (HK), D.C
"I am extremely fortunate to be able to serve patients and to witness the body’s healing ability. Helping others is a gift."
Dr. Kelly Graham grew up and is now raising her own family in Dunrobin. Having 5 children of her own, she has special interests in pregnancy, pediatric care. As an Ironman triathlete she has special interests in healing & preventing sports injuries and optimal performance care. After graduating from the local West Carleton high school, she completed her BSc. Human Kinetics degree before earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Graham always knew she would be a doctor. Her life changed when she sought the help of a chiropractor for severe ear infections and low back pain from a varsity rugby injury. With the help of her chiropractor, she was able to regain her mobility and strength, back pain and ear infections disappeared, while energy and vitality returned. It is because of this amazing personal experience that she made the decision to dedicate herself to helping others who suffer like she once did and become a Doctor of Chiropractic. She has never looked back and is very confident and passionate about the chiropractic contribution to optimal health and performance.
Dr. Graham has over 23 years of experience, has completed post-graduate studies in sports injuries, pediatric and pregnancy care. She is certified in Active Release Technique, Orthotic therapy and in Webster Technique which is utilized in the treatment of pregnant women.
Her positive mental attitude, high energy and vitality extends throughout her life and when not with patients she can be found training for an Ironman Triathlon, doing CrossFit or at home in the kitchen creating a new recipe!
West Carleton & Area Chiropractic Care
A profession that has roots in alternative health care and has continued to flourish and evolve since 1895, chiropractic care aims to diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and the effects of these conditions on the function of the nervous system, body biomechanics and overall general health. This is accomplished by skilled hands through specifically targeted adjustments to joints in the spine, as well as the extremities.
Our team strives to help alleviate pain and maintain your well being through a range of chiropractic techniques that are individualized to reflect what your body needs and your comfort levels.
These techniques span from very gentle Thompson drop table and activator protocols to diversified techniques and other soft tissue approaches. Whatever your body needs, chiropractic can evolve to suit them!
We love active healing so every patient leaves our office with a personalized mobility and rehabilitation program. We are honoured to serve our community, from the young to the wise, and proud of the success of our practice members in overcoming various health challenges, helping them get back to doing what they love most – living!
Pregnancy Care & Treatment
Pregnancy is a magical, special time in a woman’s life. The anticipation of baby’s arrival, however, is met with some side effects and aches and pains. Chiropractic care is beneficial for both the pregnancy months as well as childbirth position. Having experienced five very different births herself, Dr. Graham can share with you why chiropractic care can make all the difference for a more comfortable pregnancy and faster, easier birth!
Pregnant women seek out Chiropractic care for help with:
Relieving back, neck and joint pain
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy for mother and baby
Reducing labor and delivery time
Increasing ease of delivery, requiring fewer interventions
Balancing pelvis for a more optimal position for baby
By assessing the alignment of her pelvis, a chiropractor can make certain that the baby has the opportunity to move into the ideal birthing position. A chiropractor will also check the mother’s nervous system, ensuring that the communication channels that govern uterine function are open and clear. This too promotes a more straightforward labour.
Women who discover that their baby is in a breech or transverse position can use The Webster Technique to assist with releasing the intra-uterine constraint, whereby the baby is forced to hold an awkward position in the pelvis. Breech and transverse positions may occur due to a number of reasons, and chiropractors work to re-balance pelvic muscles, ligaments and joint alignment, encouraging babies to move down into the birth canal. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.
More and more pregnant women are seeking chiropractic adjustments throughout their pregnancy in order to strengthen their health and help their bodies prepare for labour and any challenges that may arise, post birth. Post-partum chiropractic care helps in the recovery process from birth which is very traumatic on mom’s pelvic bones and muscles.
Custom-Fit Orthotics & Orthotic Therapy
Your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health. If the arches in one or both of your feet collapse (‘flat feet’), your body isn’t getting correct postural support. Orthotics work with your adjustments to help keep your body in proper alignment.
The foot bone is connected to the leg bone, the leg bone is connected to the hip bone, and the hip bone is connected to your back bone (spine), and even if your feet don’t hurt, the fact that your foundation has been weakened can have a seriouimpact to the rest of your body.
Most people suffer from pronation (loss of natural arch), which is caused by gravity, weight, sedentary living and the concrete we often walk on in modern life. This causes ligaments under the foot to become unstructured and loose and the muscles become weak. The lower an arch falls the less likely it is that they can be restored naturally. Feet with too much pronation become very sore and often deformed. Additionally, an improper arch or an unlevel pelvis can lead to hip, knee and low back pain. If you are currently having knee, hip, low back or neck pain, the reason may be because your feet are not supporting your joints, bones, or soft tissues above the ankle properly. This lack of support can lead to stress and pain in other parts of your body.
Our orthotics are custom made to your feet. A foam cast is used to make the impression of your foot. The cast is then sent to a specialized laboratory to fabricate the orthotic. The orthotics are made from a soft or semi-rigid plastic material to better address your specific needs.
You can find more information here: www.theorthoticgroup.com
Dr. Graham has the expertise to evaluate your feet and determine if custom orthotics are right for you!
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Often, the first subluxation occurs during the birth process. Even during a normal, natural birth, an enormous amount of pressure is put on the infant’s head and spine. Added interventions, such as pulling, twisting, forceps, and suction, all cause further stress on the baby’s delicate spine, and often result in baby’s first misalignments. There are six crucial times in a baby’s first year when spinal examinations are especially important:
After the birth process
When the baby starts to hold his/her head up
When the baby sits up
When the baby starts to crawl
When the baby starts to stand
When the baby starts to walk
The old proverb of “As the twig is bent so grows the tree” often applies to our children. Small spinal problems as a child can turn into larger issues later in life. Our children are much more sedentary today than they used to be, using more computers, and often lack proper muscle tone to effectively support their spine. These means that children of all ages can suffer from health and wellness issues stemming from the spine and neck. Fortunately, children can also benefit from chiropractic care. Infant spinal care can be very similar to the pressure one uses to test the ripeness of fruit and the care performed by trained practitioner is perfectly safe.
Bumps and bruises are common for kids. And while it’s easy to tell if your kid has had a major injury, it’s much harder, if not impossible, to tell when a child has micro trauma. Micro trauma could be the result of repetitive poor posture, tripping or falling, or some other accident. Unfortunately, over time these micro traumas can lead to subluxations, which increase the chances of spinal or long-term health issues. When it comes to treating misalignments or subluxations, chiropractors are experts in locating subluxations, or misalignments, and correcting them.
A mother of 5, Dr. Graham has seen firsthand the wonders that chiropractic care can do for babies and children. Not only does she see many children regularly at the clinic (injury and/or wellness care), but she also treats her own 5 children as they grow and develop. She has seen the positive impact that chiropractic care can have on families as a whole. Having children can be stressful enough, but having a child with health issues is even more stressful. So if you live in the West Carleton or Kanata area, give us a call today and schedule an initial visit! We'd love to help!