Prenatal Chiropractor in Walnut Creek

Elon Bartlett is a prenatal chiropractor in Walnut Creek, CA who customizes every visit to suit your particular needs. At the beginning of care he’ll examine your condition and will really take the time to listen to you. Dr Bartlett will explain his approach, and what he can do to help you. Chiropractic treatments at Acorn Wellness Center are long enough to always include soft tissue work which addresses the muscle tension patterns that cause joint restrictions, and then end with chiropractic adjustments to reset your nervous system so that you’re healthier. Prenatal chiropractic sessions may also include instruction on stretching and strengthening exercises and ways to alter your lifestyle, all with the goal of preventing your issue from returning. 

The goal of pregnancy chiropractic services is to help you get out of pain so that you can take the best care possible of your newborn. Acorn Wellness Center’s prenatal chiropractor in Walnut Creek, Elon Bartlett, serves the East Bay with locations in Walnut Creek & Oakland.

pregnant woman receiving chiropractic treatment in Walnut Creek, ca

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

Why See a Pregnancy Chiropractor?

  • Eliminate aches and pains naturally
  • Reduce back pain, sciatica, and hip pain, an Piriformis Syndrome
  • Promote relaxation, reduce stress & improve sleep
  • Improve mood & cardiovascular health

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

  • Feel more comfortable, even with the additional weight
  • Feel more relaxed and at ease about your pregnancy
  • Feel confident in what your body can do

Strengthen your body with therapeutic exercises to prepare for birth, or to speed up recovery afterward.
During pregnancy there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for growing the 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 an especially vulnerable time. Pregnant women are more likely than the general population to have back pain, pubic symphysitis dysfunction (SPD), sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and hip and leg pain.

Prenatal chiropractic care is very safe because the treatment only involves the use of the pregnancy chiropractor’s hands. An experienced and well-trained prenatal chiropractor in Walnut Creek is able to massage the tension out of the muscles that are tight, and then comfortably manipulate any joints that are restricted. This restores function and leaves the body feeling pain-free.

Establishing pelvic joint balance and alignment is another reason to obtain prenatal chiropractic care in Walnut Creek or Oakland, California. When the pelvis is out-of-balance it will make labor more difficult, more painful and last longer. This can also lead to a twisting of the uterus, known as intrauterine constraint, which can make it difficult for a baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Making the pelvis more mobile and symmetrical will make labor faster and easier, and will help ensure that the baby is in the optimum position for birth.

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Chiropractic care is very safe during pregnancy because the treatment only involves the use of the chiropractor’s hands. An experienced and well-trained chiropractor is able to massage the tension out of the muscles that are tight, and then comfortably manipulate any joints that are restricted. This restores function and leaves the body feeling pain-free.

 

Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is out-of-balance it will make labor more difficult, more painful and last longer. This can also lead to a twisting of the uterus, known as intrauterine constraint, which can make it difficult for a baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Making the pelvis more mobile and symmetrical will make labor faster and easier, and will help ensure that the baby is in the optimum position for birth.

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.

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.

Dr. Bartlett was highly recommended by my doula as an expert in prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care. He took the time to explain what was happening in my body and offered simple exercises and massage techniques that I could help myself with at home. After his treatment I immediately felt better. In addition to his care, Dr. Bartlett’s office was very welcoming and especially catered for infants.

 
Valencia J.

Walnut Creek, CA

After my first delivery, I suffered from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) and was confined to crutches for 3 months. So when I was pregnant for the 2nd time, I found Dr Bartlett online and was reassured that he specializes in prenatal care. I was very impressed with my first session as Dr. Bartlett had so much knowledge around prenatal care and I continued to see him throughout my pregnancy and had a wonderful experience delivering my second baby without any issues (no SPD & no crutches)

Shamina B.

Oakland, CA

My prenatal visits have eased pregnancy aches and pains and helped me remain a mobile and active 9 month pregnant mom – despite also having a heavy toddler who jumps on my back, hangs from my neck and begs to be carried. Visits at Acorn Wellness Center truly have allowed me to achieve and maintain a comfortable pregnancy. I wish I had done this during my first pregnancy!

Ausra P.

Piedmont, CA