Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Bend Oregon
Dr. Amanda Armington's love for treating pregnancy came from her experience while she was pregnant herself. As a mama of two children with very different birth stories, she recognized how important chiropractic care can be during, and especially after, pregnancy. Being treated during her pregnancies, along with remaining active throughout, helped her immensely with postpartum recovery. She loves to incorporate her personal experience with an evidence-informed approach to safe and effective prenatal chiropractic care.
Dr. Armington has been certified by the ICPA in the Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and treatment that reduces interference to the nervous system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. This optimizes uterine function and position, and allows for the potential for an easier birth. She also utilizes soft tissue techniques such as myofascial release and Graston technique, as well as kinesiotape specific for pregnancy in her treatment plans. In addition, specific rehab exercises that are safe in pregnancy tend to be a focus in Dr. Armington's treatment. Exercise during pregnancy can drastically improve postpartum outcomes as well as improve general wellbeing. Dr. Armington approaches each case with careful consideration for the patient's current status. She takes time to explain procedures and answer any questions the patient may have.
Dr. Armington strongly believes in a team-based, collaborative approach to health care. This is no different for a pregnant patient. She works with the primary care provider (OB and/or midwife) and often times she will refer a patient for co-management with other practitioners that are supportive during pregnancy. This might be for prenatal massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, or doula services for example, and will be based on the case presentation and discussion between Dr. Armington and the patient. The ultimate goal is treating and supporting the patient as best she can during this special time.