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Vision Therapy, Sensory Support, & Concussion Rehab – Overview from an inservice with Dr Paul Rollett

Dr Anna Marie and I crashed an in-service that my husband (Ben Stevens) organized for Valeo Health Clinic and Aspire Health & Performance.  We couldn’t help ourselves.  We were too excited about the opportunity to learn more about vision therapy, concussion rehab, and how to better support our patients through sensory awareness. Plus I knew […]

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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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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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Growing a Snack Garden … with kids!

There is nothing that kids love more than to dig in the dirt, so why not use those extra little hands to help you in the garden. Children enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow, and harvesting what they have grown. The experience can help them to develop a love of nature and can have a […]

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Probiotics Aren’t Just For Pooping

The microbial revolution has begun!  After teams of brilliant scientists completely mapped out the human genome, they were shocked at what they DID NOT find.  The expectation was that once we decoded our DNA, we would be able to identify and treat specific genes to solve an abundance of diseases. What they found was not […]

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