A big thank you to our Bump Camp sponsor, Bearspaw Chiropractic and Massage. To find out more about Dr. Josline and the services she offers, check out our interview below.
1. What services does Bearspaw offer?
We offer Chiropractic, massage therapy, custom foot orthotics, and the Ideal Protein weight loss method. We have a special interest in pediatrics and pregnancy and are the team chiropractors and massage therapists to the Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team.
2. Chiropractic care may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most pregnant women, in what areas can you assist pregnant moms to be?
Moms can get adjusted throughout their pregnancy. It’s completely safe, and even recommended. Studies show that pregnant women who get adjusted have shorter and less intense labor. Chiro also alleviates many pregnancy symptoms like back, hip and pelvic pain and heartburn. Chiro also prevents inutero-constraint (tight pelvic ligaments that can affect babies position and exit) which when present, can result in beech position. The Webster technique is used by Chiropractors to prevent inutero-constraint and/or assist in turning a breech baby in the late stages of pregnancy.
3. Do you offer postpartum services for Mom and Baby?
Yes! We recommend that Mom have a chiropractic checkup within the first few weeks after delivery. This can help with any post postpartum pains and prevent upper back pain from feelings. Baby can also be checked! Birth can be stressful on baby’s spine and nervous system. If baby has any stress (spinal misalignment) this can be corrected with an extremely gentle adjustment, ie. light pressure. Chiro also helps with certain conditions like colic, torticollis, and reflux.
Dr. Josline Hampson graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2003 and has been practicing in her hometown of Edmonton since 2005. She took over Bearspaw Chiropractic in September of 2007. Dr. Josline is proficient in a variety of techniques, including the Activator instrument, and has patients ranging in age from newborn through to the nineties. She also has a special interest and post-graduate training in pediatrics and pregnancy and is trained in the Webster Technique- a helpful technique for preventing and turning breech babies. Dr. Josline is an Edmonton Eskimo fan and has worked with the Edmonton Eskimo Cheer Team since 2006. She has her undergraduate degree in nutrition and educates her patients about a healthy lifestyle of nutrition, exercise, and regular chiropractic care. She is married to her husband Steve and they have two children, Jackson and Sofie.
hope you all had the most joyful holiday season and that you ate, laughed and loved in excess. i am so excited for 2013 and all the new things to come…so to bid farewell to 2012, here are a few of my favourite products from the past year.
- kleynimals clean key animals - whenever you go out does your little one madly grab for your keys? eeeww right? enter kleynimals…stainless steel “key” characters that will fill your baby’s need for putting anything and everything in his mouth, minus the cooties.
- jellystone jchews smartphone - have a teething baby? do they toss teething toys aside and settle only for your phone? trick baby with these super cute smartphone teethers and avoid drool damage.
- mixie baby bottle - if you have ever been out and caught unawares by a hungry baby, and then are unable to find both the bottle and the formula dispenser in your seemingly cavernous diaper bag, then you will appreciate mixie. it’s like letdown in a bottle, just press a button and the pre-filled formula is released into the bottle….ahh relax.
- sh*tty mom - this book is highly inappropriate, but pee your pants funny.
- washi tape - this stuff is delightfully addictive and you will find a love for tape that you didn’t know could exist. i love it so much that i can be sure there will be a post coming up on all the wonderful things washi can do for you at home.
we absolutely loved helping create this space for one of our bump camp grads…sweet baby emmett. carla and trevor wanted a gender neutral space inspired by the cute and whimsical prints of etsy seller creative thursday….and they said they would be willing to refinish the dark wood crib that they already had! the prints and fabric have such wonderful character and colour, so we kept the rest of the room soft and neutral.
crib – from carla’s sister….and sanded and painted by one diy daddy
dresser, night stand, glider, mirrors, shelves, pendant light - restoration hardware
shadow box – another great diy to showcase a pretty cute collection of characters
pillows and crib blanket – fabric from creative thursday and sewn by the fabulous and local winifred babies
throughout the month of movember, i have seen many a moustache…the good, the bad and the so glad you won’t be doing that again for another year; however, it did inspire me to create a moustache themed playroom for a little man, complete with a world map made of moustaches and an oh so handy know before you grow guide.
a little girl’s room inspired by the cute and stylish hedgehogs in this michael miller fabric. hedgehogs are starting to pop up more and more lately, and could probably give owls a run for their money as the cute nursery/kids room creature of choice. we love these win green hanging tents of course, and will have a real nest reveal of an urban chickadee room with a tent coming up over the next while.