Robyn Webster is a children’s well-being and activity advocate, the newest Director of Talent Optimization with Athletics Alberta and Canada’s very own female athlete and pole vaulter. She is inspiring beyond words, an amazing role model for women in sport and we were excited to sit down with her for a little Q& A.
How did you get into the sport of pole vaulting?
I was into track and field events as a kid, but as I grew up in a small town, and many places do not have access to pole vault facilities. Regardless, I didn’t end up trying it until my first year of university. I showed up for the cross country practice, and they very quickly transitioned me over to the speed power group, ha- ha!. One of the coaches there suggested that I try pole vault with my jump and sprint background, so I did. …
Can babies receive chiropractic care?
Yes! Babies can benefit from chiropractic care just like adults can. The birthing process can be very traumatic for babies, which can lead to future issues if they are not addressed. Did you know that an infant’s spine doubles in size in their first 2 years of life? With such rapid growth and development, it is important to have their spine and nervous system functioning optimally. Getting your baby checked early in life can set them up with a healthy foundation for their growth and development.
What does a pediatric visit look like?
Just like any initial chiropractic visit, we need to look at the whole picture. We will ask mom or dad about the birthing experience to help us get a clear idea of what the baby may have gone through, this helps us get a thorough history and rule out any red flags. Next, we will complete a physical assessment and exam; this includes checking the infant’s ranges of motion, reflexes and doing some orthopedic tests. We then determine where mis-alignments are and work on any tight muscles and perform tiny adjustments. Throughout the entire visit, we will be informing the parents or guardians of everything we are doing so that you are informed and there are no surprises. …
Written by Dr. Alyssa Clarkson
What is the Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that uses a metal tool to break up fascial adhesions and scar tissue. The goals of this therapy are to restore range of motion, eliminate pain and restore normal function. This technique can be used for chronic pain, acute pain and even for post-surgical conditions such as scarring or edema.
What conditions can be treated with Graston?
There are a lot of conditions that can be treated with Graston. Some of the most common are: