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At Chiropractor in Petaluma - Redwood Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Petaluma office.

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Joel Taatjes has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.


Infants Care

Even the normal birth process can cause damage to the spine. In a normal delivery, a doctor exerts and average of 30-40lbs of force on the neonates skull and neck. Which is equivalent to an adult lying on the floor, and being lifted up by their head! And of course if you’ve witnessed a delivery, it’s not simply a straight pull and the baby comes out. The process involves twisting and torquing of a very elastic and shapeable infant spine. And if there are any complications, the use of vacuum extraction or forceps can add to the damage.


Pregnancy Care

Chiropractic during pregnancy pays specific attention to the enhancement of both the woman's nervous system and musculoskeletal system, thus lessening the pain and discomfort often associated with pregnancy and labor. Chiropractic utilizes techniques specific to the pregnant woman to address the hormonal changes, laxity of connective ligaments and shifts in weight-bearing structures during pregnancy.


Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.


Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.


Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Joel Taatjes can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.


Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.