Baby Chiropractor in Walnut Creek

Elon Bartlett is a chiropractor for babies in Walnut Creek, CA who takes the time to explain to parents what is being evaluated, and what the treatment options are before beginning care. Chiropractic care for babies at Acorn Wellness Center includes sessions that are long enough to answer all questions that parents might have, and to evaluate what changes have been made since the last visit, and then address what remains.

The goal of chiropractic care for babies is to support your little one in being more comfortable in their body, and to remove stress from the nervous system so that all the other systems can function at their best. Acorn Wellness Center serves the East Bay with locations in Walnut Creek & Oakland.

Dr Bartlett is one of Walnut Creek’s top-rated chiropractors, and has been specializing in chiropractic care for babies since 2001, making him one of the Bay Area’s most experienced baby chiropractors as well.

chiropractic session for a baby in walnut creek, ca

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Babies

Even the gentlest births are traumatic for the baby. We specialize in addressing physical and/or emotional stress that may affect a baby’s spine or connective tissue. This can make the baby’s transition to living outside the womb much easier.

We use CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which is a subtle, profound, and painless bodywork technique that releases restrictions of the connective tissue throughout the body. If babies have spinal/nervous system interference, they can be treated with a gentle pediatric adjusting tool.

Meet Our Chiropractor

Walnut Creek Chiropractor Elon BartlettAcorn Wellness Center in Walnut Creek, CA is run by Chiropractor Elon Bartlett. Dr Bartlett is one of Walnut Creek’s top-rated chiropractors, and has been specializing in prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care since 2001, making him one of the Bay Area’s most experienced chiropractors as well.

Dr. Bartlett has always had a passion for optimal body mechanics and bodywork which can be seen in his background as a massage therapist and advanced student of Tai Chi Chuan. Another passion of his, empowering birth, began as a child upon seeing images of his own, peaceful home birth. Once he made the progression from massage therapist to chiropractor, he combined his passions by specializing in prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care.

From both Walnut Creek & Oakland, CA locations, Dr. Bartlett practices Diversified chiropractic, incorporating Activator, Drop, NeuroMuscular Re-education (NMR), and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) into his treatments. His treatment style is gentle and precise, meaning he only uses as much force as is required to achieve the desired result. What sets him apart as a chiropractor is that he begins every treatment with NMR, a therapeutic form of massage, to soften muscle tension first and then uses manual palpation to assess what treatment is needed, only relying on X-Ray when required.

Dr. Bartlett is known as a sciatica chiropractor, a migraine chiropractor as well as a TMJ chiropractor in Walnut Creek. Click “Schedule Now” to start your personalized care plan with Walnut Creek Chiropractor Dr. Bartlett.

When Can I See a Baby Chiropractor?

Since all treatments are tailored to the individual patient, it’s possible to have your baby treated right away, including on their first day of life! Dr Bartlett has been called to attend births and worked on babies who are only minutes or hours old. Since infants are brand new without much history of accumulated muscle tension, they usually don’t have stuck patterns of muscle tension, so they respond well to very gentle treatments, such as CranioSacral Therapy, or light taps on the spine with a pediatric adjusting tool.

What is the Training for a Chiropractor for Babies?

Dr Bartlett has taken a year-long postgraduate course of study in pediatric care through the ICPA – International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr Bartlett’s CranioSacral Therapy education is through The Upledger Institute and includes their CranioSacral for Pediatrics course.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Babies in Walnut Creek

Birth can be traumatic for babies, especially if there is the use of forceps delivery, vacuum extraction, or Cesarean surgery. Some early medical treatments can be impactful to the baby, such as vaccination, or circumcision or other surgery. Babies may respond by displaying difficulty with breastfeeding, having digestive issues, and displaying poor sleep patterns. Chiropractic care for babies can relieve stress from the nervous system, helping to provide comfort and ease at this critical time.

  • Colic
  • Torticollis
  • Difficulty nursing (diminished suck reflex)
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Seizures
  • Irritable Infant Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Ear Infections
  • Anxiety
  • Attention issues, such as ADD or ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Special needs

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby. One such change is the production of the pregnancy hormone relaxin which makes ligaments soft, allowing the pelvis to be more flexible during birth. The effect of relaxin, along with other postural adaptations such as increased weight and a protruding belly, make pregnancy ...

Breech Presentation

Dr Bartlett does not perform any medical techniques to turn breech babies. He has, however, been trained in the Webster Technique to address pelvic alignment. Dr Bartlett became certified in the Webster Technique in 2001 and has been focusing his practice on pre- and post-natal care ever since. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified ...

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

After delivery, the hormone relaxin keeps making ligaments soft for 6 months. This increases your vulnerability to lower back and pelvic joint misalignment and pain. In addition, baby holding and breastfeeding put tremendous stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. Many new moms suffer from headaches, neck and shoulder aches as well as wrist and ...

Baby Care

Even the gentlest births are considered traumatic by the baby. We specialize in caring for newborns to release birth trauma, or to treat common complaints such as colic, digestive issues, sleeping problems or difficulty with nursing. We use CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which is a subtle, profound, and painless bodywork technique that releases restrictions of the connective tissue throughout the body.

I am a birthworker and chiropractic care often comes up as a remedy for a lot of things related to pregnancy so I am so glad I found Dr Bartlett. He is passionate about what he does and has a great knowledge about pregnancy and babies. He is my “go to” for craniosacral therapy which is amazing for babies. When babies are having a hard time breastfeeding, sleeping, or with their bowels, craniosacral works wonders and he is super good at it and explains things very well to parents.

Renata P.

Oakland, CA

Acorn Wellness Center is great. I started going to see Dr. Bartlett in my second trimester of pregnancy, which was very hard on my body. Going in was a relief every time while I was pregnant, so I recommend chiropractic appointments as prevention. Once postpartum, I was also able to bring my little one in for adjustments, making sure to start her off happy and healthy!

Lauren B

Walnut Creek, CA

I started going to Acorn Wellness when I was 7 months pregnant. I just went for my first postpartum visit and brought my baby. As a new mom who’s juggling a stroller, diaper bag, and newborn, it was the first time I truly appreciated how baby-friendly Dr. Bartlett’s office is. I could nurse my baby in the lobby while waiting for my appointment, the restroom has a changing table, and his baby craniosacral treatment is so effective – she was so calm and sleepy afterward.

Karen M.

Piedmont, CA