It's a pretty accepted general rule that parents tend to run a bit closer to empty on the old gas tank. Then take that whole parenting thing, and apply the Perfect Storm layers of added stress to it where parents of children with autism, sensory challenges, anxiety, ADHD, chronic immune challenges, and special needs are flat out exhausted 24/7 trying to keep up.
There are so many doctors, specialists, and therapy appointments... mixed in with all the special diets, detoxes, and 294 supplements you're supposed to give your child each day.
We get it parents - you’re exhausted.
And you're also confused . Where does someone even start with 783 options and recommendations from one post in one Facebook Group?
We see it on your faces, in your posture, and on your HRV scans in the office.
We get you. We feel you. We got you. And, we have a plan!
Out of all the things you've researched , read , and...
Ok, everyone knows how to fill in the blank, right?
Move it or LOSE it…
But lose what? I remember as a kid, my parents used to use this line when I was sitting in front of my Xbox playing hours of NCAA Football dynasty mode. I always had a vision of my feet just shriveling up and falling off if I didn’t get up.
Now, that’s a quick pro-tip of how to get your kids off screens! But we all know scare tactics rarely work!
But seriously, what if you really did lose a powerful tool by not moving enough. Truth is, this is partially true. Your Brain is 100% fueled through your body's movement when the body is moving smoothly and efficiently.
Remember sitting through that zoom meeting, computer work, or long car ride? The first thing (after your leg falls asleep) that happens is that you start to feel distracted, get brain fog and you start to get physically tired out. Tired out without doing...
Hi PWC Family!
Some of you may have already caught what’s going on with our Facebook posts the last 24 hours, but we wanted to make sure everyone is in the know about this amazing kiddo Levi who’s healing journey has led him to PWC this week!
Levi and his twin sister, Lainey, suffered a drowning accident on November 28th of last year. His incredible family has been on a healing journey ever since. Lainey has made a full and miraculous recovery, but Levi still is struggling through a “neurostorm” challenges… which is led him to PWC, which is our specialty as many of you know.
There is so much to this incredible story, and since PWC is such a supportive, empowering, and strong community… we’d love for you to catch up, keep track, and most importantly add Levi to your prayers !
One other reason we wanted to get this message out to you via our email, blog, text, and social media is to let...
Earlier this week, we provided the first adjustment to a young man who for years had struggled with constant neck and shoulder pain, sinus and respiratory issues , as well as sleep and focus challenges.
After just 1 adjustment, he had way less tension in his neck, greatly improved mobility, could breathe easier, and felt his brain "kick on" again! The smile on this young man's face was truly priceless - he was just so happy to feel better instantly like that!
It took me (Dr. T) back nearly 20 years ago to my first adjustment, that immediately began to clear all the same challenges I was having at that age already... chronic neck and shoulder issues that PT, Aleve, and Tylenol couldn't touch, along with serious sleep, sensory, and focus challenges that had built up over the years. I too had a big, crazy on my face after that first adjustment as a young college kid, because I just knew it had set me on a new path to a far better life!!!...
Every year in January most of us take a fresh look and a fresh run at our health, but after the hot mess that was 2020... let's really rock it this year and get our health to the best it's ever been in 2021!
To help you with that process, our PWC Team has committed to DOUBLING the amount of helpful educational content we share with you in all forms! We're going to be sending twice the amount of helpful emails and texts, doubling our Facebook and Instagram content, starting our YouTube channel and Podcast, and also offering 2X the amount of in-person Health Workshops at PWC on Thursday nights all year long!
We got you, you got this! Your stress doesn't stand a chance in 2021 with us on your team!
To kick us off, let's start with where we all need to start, diving right into the most important aspect of our health and wellness - the Central Nervous System .
The focus of this email is the quote that is the foundation of our Perfect Storm workshop,...
The first few weeks of this Stay at Home order made me feel like I was pretty awesome. I'm a homebody so the chance to not leave, no activities to rush to and the chance to wear my fav elastic pants all day. I was a little excited for it! I had an organized schedule with great time blocks for work stuff and then e-learning stuff. I was organizing closets on the side and keeping up with three meals a day with some sweet snack breaks.
And then pretty quick things turned into not so awesome...
My balanced work times started to bleed into the scheduled school times. Meals turned into fend for yourself in the pantry, just no talking to me so I can finish up an important work task. Checking off school lessons as we go, turned into papers all over the place, not knowing what day it even is, and no idea if I'm even helping anyone or harming their learning at this point.
One week I'm giving advice on how to balance working from home and e-learning. The...
The kids are sad and we are sad but at this time, we have removed all the toys and fruit from PWC. We hope this helps even more with going directly into rooms, getting that powerful immune boosting adjustment and then heading right out. We ask that you keep your kiddos in the room with you and head out after your adjustment too. It’s so opposite from our usual vibe at PWC but it’s important that each and every person coming in feels safe and comfortable being here. We can't wait for the days of kiddos snacking on fruit, and playing, great conversation with you, and lots of lingering to return!
We know that the best thing to do right now is to make sure we’re all taking great care of each other and ourselves. Most importantly, taking care of our immune systems so that if you do come in contact with the virus, your body can quickly can fight it!
Here’s a list of changes we are doing at PWC:
1. We are consistently wiping down all...
The Gift of Health is here! From now until January 31st, we’re offering $47 exams at PWC. The coolest part about the $47 scans is that of it is being donated towards pediatric chiropractic research! We’ve partnered with the brilliant minds already started with some amazing research at New Zealand Chiropractic College, as well as the National Family Wellness Alliance. At our Epic Impact event in San Diego, $100,000 was already donated and Epic Pediatric offices across the country are committed to raising lots more!
If you yourself have been watching our page and still haven’t called in yet, now is your chance to get started for only a $47 donation to an amazing cause! If someone in your family still hasn’t started, let’s do this (we see you Dad )! If you know a neighbor, friend, or parent that needs us, let them know about the Gift of Health.
Current peeps, grab a stack of Gift of Health coupons at PWC and keep them with you...
‘Tis the season
We just finished the gauntlet that is “the holiday season," we rounded the corner on Thanksgiving and ran headstrong into the Christmas season. Schedules were packed full kiddo’s Christmas programs, office holiday parties are here, and for a lot of families some creative and crazy travel schedule to make sure you can fit in all of the events you had. Then it’s over in one fell swoop and we are staring at all of the “New Year, New You” posts.
Are you going to be a new you? Or is it time to give ourselves some grace, realize our year was filled with mistakes, not good enough moments and we still crushed it? I may have volunteered for a snack I forgot about at my kid's school party but I also remembered 900 other things I volunteered for. Also, note to self, no one likes frosting free, food dye free cookies at a class party so save your money and don't volunteer for cookies next year.
After 12 years of caring for sensory and spectrum kiddos, and about 20 years of constantly reading and learning everything there is to know about them, I can tell you that they really struggle with three main elements of life that all start with the letter C.
In turn, when the right forms of care are applied, the right protocols and methods used, these “3C’s” drastically improve, thus greatly increasing the child’s quality of life. And we all know that when the child gets better with these 3 elements, life for the whole family gets better!
This article is not one meant to spell out the entire scientific mechanisms behind sensory and spectrum disorders (that’s what the Perfect Storm workshop does), but to sum that all up what we know is that these kids are very much locked into and “stuck” in a state of Sustained Sympathetic Dominance (SDS). The sympathetic system is the “gas pedal” side of the Autonomic Nervous...