Associates in Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Care, P.C.
Pediatric Maternity Chiropractic Norwalk, CT
156 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Call Us Toll Free At: (203) 242-0165
This office serves patients in the following areas:
Bridgeport 06604, 06605, 06606, 06607, 06608, 06610, SoNo, Danbury 06811, Easton 06612, Darien 06820, Wilton 06897, Westport 06880, New Canaan 06840, Fairfield 06430, 06432, Norwalk 06850, 06851, 06853, 06854, 06855, Ridgefield 06877, Weston 06883, Bethel 06801, Brookfield 06804, Greenfield Hill, Monroe 06468, New Fairfield 06812, Newtown 06470, Redding 06896, Georgetown, Shelton 06484, Trumbull 06611, Rowayton, Cranbury, Silvermine, Southport, South Norwalk, Cranberry, East Norwalk, Compo Beach, Fairfield Beach, Stratford 06614, 06615, New Milford 06776, Royaton, Fairfield County, CT 06851
This office can handle the following languages:
Our Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Pediatric and Maternity Chiropractic in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in biology, Dr. Sloves received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic, graduating valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Sloves also has advanced and specialized training for the care of children and pregnant women. She is one of the few Chiropractic Physicians worldwide to have had completed a 3-year post-doctorate degree to obtain Board Certification and a Diplomate (D.I.C.C.P.) in this specialty area. Dr. Sloves is also certified in acupuncture and she has completed certification in Scoliosis Systems for the advanced non-surgical correction and treatment of scoliosis.
Dr. Sloves has had many articles published in local newspapers featuring a variety of health care topics and she has been featured several times on Cablevision's "12 on Health" news program. She has lectured for many organizations and community events on a variety of health topics including chiropractic and pregnancy, backpack safety, and natural treatments for common childhood disorders such as ear infections, asthma and allergies, scoliosis, colic, bedwetting, and Down's Syndrome.
As a chiropractic Physician specializing in maternity and pediatric care, Dr. Sloves believes that chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological functioning of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy and birth. Since our brain and nervous system control the function of every cell, tissue, and organ of our bodies (and our unborn baby's body), it is critically important for our nervous system to operate at 100% for optimal health. Our spine protects our spinal cord and when a spinal bone shifts out of normal alignment it may produce abnormal motion and damaging pressure on spinal nerves. This condition is known as vertebral subluxation and if present, it may interrupt vital nerve flow within our bodies and to the developing baby.
Chiropractic care corrects subluxations which interfere with normal body function. Studies have shown that this approach during pregnancy helps alleviate common discomforts (such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome), decreases pain during labor and delivery and reduces mean labor time. Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include decreased likelihood of breech delivery, reduced cesarean rate, and less labor intervention.
Today we find more parents bringing their children to Doctors of Chiropractic for wellness care as well as the day to day health concerns we're all familiar with; ear infections, asthma, colic, allergies, bedwetting, growing pains, scoliosis, sports injuries, car accidents, etc. It is most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment of disease. Its' purpose is to remove spinal nerve stress to provide increased immune function and optimize healing potential.
Contact Dr. Risa Sloves and her husband, Dr. Mark Joachim to discuss the benefits of chiropractic care for you and your family.