Author Archive | Amanda Stevens

Touch as an Essential Nutrient – Preparation Notes for Pathways Connect Kelowna (most of which we did not actually end up talking about)

What first comes to mind when you think of touch? As a mother? Memories as a kid? Positive or negative emotions or experiences? It is such a pervasive input system that it is easily overlooked, but touch is important.  I’m sure you’ve seen posts or studies about how when babies are not held, they don’t […]

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Conscious Parenting – Ramblings from our first Pathways Connect Kelowna gathering of 2018

We had out first Pathways Connect Kelowna gathering of 2018 on January 30th. Here are some ramblings put together during my preparations for the event and from reflections afterwards. Pathways Connect Kelowna is part of a bigger movement organized by Pathways to Family Wellness. The focus is to elevate and educate families as they explore […]

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Paediatric Concussion Update

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) invited Dr Tommy Gerschman from Fortius Sport & Health to present an update on pediatric concussions for their members.  It was one of the better webinars I have attended in a while and Dr Gerschman – a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist with multiple certifications and designations in pediatric sports medicine – […]

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Sleep Support: Chiropractic Connection

The magic of chiropractic care for children and infants rests in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).  The ANS is split into 2 primary divisions: Sympathetic and Parasympathetic. The Sympathetic division is your SURVIVAL mode – Fight or Flight, go-go-go.  The Parasympathetic division is your THRIVE mode – Rest and Digest, eating-sleeping-pooping. We want both systems […]

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Webster Technique Overview

WEBSTER CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE & THE WONDERFUL IMPLICATIONS FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR BABIES-TO-BE Pregnant women and the babes growing inside them face unique physical challenges during their nine month journey together. The Webster Chiropractic Technique is a safe and effective therapy that is used by many moms to help them accommodate for the changing demands […]

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10 Ways to Have Sensory Fun in the Sun

Summer break is the perfect time to invest in your sensory system.  Neurosensory and sensorimotor integration (big fancy terms for the talk that goes on in your nervous system and between your brain and body) are absolutely critical for learning, focus, attention, and emotional regulation.  You can help feed these hungry sensory systems by… well… […]

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Kinesiology Tape During Pregnancy

What’s with that cool tape? Kinesiology Tape (KT) has been making headlines since athletes have been highlighting their brightly-coloured sport supports during the Olympics and other major games.  What could possibly be a more impressive physical feat than taking 9 months to completely overhaul your physique and prepare for “the main event”?  That “main event” […]

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