Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) loves supporting women throughout their pregnancies. She enjoys helping women comfortably manage changes in their body as they progress through their pregnancy and help them prepare for birth.

Postpartum rehabilitation is just as an exciting time! Every woman’s body has had a unique experience throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal. 

Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) loves designing unique treatment and rehabilitation plans for all her patients to ensure they can get back to their busy, active lives – pain free and stronger than ever!

As a GrowCo practitioner, Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) has undergone extensive training to conduct treatment aimed at preventing, reducing, and/or resolving symptoms women have been made to think are an inevitable consequence of childbirth. 

Common concerns include:

    • Recurrent lower back pain
    • Persistent separation of your abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
    • Pain with intercourse
    • Inability to control your bladder
    • Incontinence
    • History of pelvic organ prolapse
    • Leakage with activities such as running, jumping, lifting, coughing, sneezing, laughing 
    • Headaches, neck and shoulder pain
    • Wrist and hand pain

If you are unsure if this consult would be appropriate for you, please contact us for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A postpartum check up starts with a comprehensive intake form discussing your history with pregnancy, labour and birth experience, early motherhood, a brief infant history, discussion of your daily routine, occupation and physical activity. 

You then will have a one on one discussion with Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) where she will go into more detailed questions based on the answers on your consultation form, your concerns and goals.

Once she has an idea of your goals and concerns she will conduct a physical examination. 

This will consist of:

    • Diastasis recti check
    • Range of motion
    • Muscle strength testing
    • Functional movement testing
    • Neurological examination
    • Exclusion of red flags which may require referral to another healthcare professional

After your exam Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) will sit down with you to explain her findings, discuss the best course of action for you and answer your questions. 

If you are comfortable with your treatment plan, treatment will always start on the first visit to help you start feeling your best.

This is up to you and when you feel ready! Being a new mom can be busy and overwhelming. 

For pain and discomfort impacting your quality of life we recommend coming in as soon as possible.

For example: neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, wrist pain, low back pain.

For starting your rehabilitation journey we typically recommend starting the program no earlier than 6 weeks after birth. This will give your body and tissues time to rest and recover from birth. 

No. All moms should continue care with their birth practitioner. This consultation is to help bridge the gap postpartum AFTER your 6 week check up.

This consultation is for helping moms with:

  • Musculoskeletal pain, weakness or dysfunction.
  • Return to sport or activity they enjoy.
  • Return to work.
  • Play with and care for their families pain free.

Postpartum check ups can be performed at any time – once postpartum, always postpartum. 

Whether you are 6 weeks or 16 years postpartum, it is never too late to start your recovery.

We hear all the time:

“My body hasn’t been the same since I had kids” 

“I can’t jump or run without peeing myself since I had my kids” 

“My back has ached constantly since I had kids”

This is common but NOT normal.

If you noticed changes in your body after kids, whether that be 1 year or 10 years ago – a postpartum consultation is for YOU.

Throughout pregnancy, mom’s are surrounded by an army of medical professionals working tirelessly to support your health and treat your body with the upmost respect. But when it came to postpartum care, the majority of mothers were sent home with instructions to “rest.” Left to navigate your recovery entirely on their own, without any insight into how pregnancy and delivery will impact their health in the future. 

The traditional healthcare system provides better rehab protocols for sprained ankles than mothers after birth. This is no longer acceptable.

GrowCo is company founded by Chiropractor Dr. Alli Cain who has identified this gap in women’s healthcare. 

A GrowCo Ambassador, believes moms deserve more than just a 6-week checkup when it comes to recovery after childbirth. 

GrowCo experts like Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor), have undergone extensive training to fill that gap by providing a comprehensive postpartum checkup and progressive healing through exercise targeting the core, pelvic floor and total body.

Our methodology is aimed at preventing, reducing, and/or resolving symptoms women have been made to think are an inevitable consequence of childbirth.

Our aim is to educate and empower women to become the strongest mom they can be.

Dr. Kristin (Chiropractor) is currently the only GrowCo ambassador in Australia.

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