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Category: Health & Wellness

April 25th

Exercises for Expecting Mothers

There have been some studies done on pregnant women that have actually demonstrated that your gait motion remains relatively unchanged during pregnancy.  However, there is an increased demand on certain muscles of the hip/pelvic region along with the ankle as well.  This increase in demand is a contributor to the increased discomfort many pregnant women experience in the low back, hip, and pelvic region.  For these reasons, it is even more important to incorporate some form of exercise and conditioning during your pregnancy to help with the stability of your pelvis, and to help with the aches and pains in low back/pelvic region.
Many women are familiar with Kegels and Pelvic Rocks.  Some additional exercises I personally like for myself are Clams and Wall Squats.
April 22nd

Pregnancy & Chiropractic

It is common for a pregnant mother to have back and hip pain.  We treat many mothers for this.  Part
of the reason for the pain is due to the postural changes the mother’s body goes through as the
baby grows.  The body also releases a hormone relaxin that “relaxes” all of her ligaments, causing
more instability.  Treatments can help with this discomfort, and they also can help with the baby’s
development and position.

I use the Webster Technique to adjust during pregnancy.  It is a specific adjustment to the mother’s
pelvis that benefits both mother and baby.  This technique takes additional training and certification
which I have accomplished. Many of our patients have had success in their pregnancy and delivery with these treatments.

To read up more on this awesome chiropractic technique, check out and look for the Webster Technique.

Dr. Kelly Garber

April 18th

Chiropractic for the Whole Family

Chiropractic care is good for the whole family. We treat grandparents all the way down to newborns.

The Chiropractic Physicians at CCWC are trained in multiple treatment techniques depending on the patient’s age and problem.

You’re probably thinking, “Babies? You treat babies!?”
Yes! Infants make up 25% of our practice. Chiropractic treatments help with cranial molding or shaping. Treatments of infants also has found to be helpful with colic, bowels, earaches, wry neck, and a host of other things.

Growing years- we treat a lot of kids in their youth for injury. However, one of the most common is poor posture. We treat the spine and also give instruction on posture changes, posture exercises, and sometimes include bracing to help with more difficult cases. The spine grows mostly between the ages of 9-15, so we recommend at least two spinal checks a year for our school-aged patients.

Adulthood brings education with a lot of sitting and also entering into the workforce. Depending on the patient, we treat once a month to help maintain spinal alignment all the way to allowing the patient to call when they need a “tune-up”.

Remember you only have one spine for a lifetime! So treat it right! A lot of people take better care of their teeth than their spine. You can replace your teeth. You can’t replace your spine!

Take care of that spine
Your CCWC Chiropractic treating team!

April 15th

Infants & Chiropractic

“How early can I get my baby a treatment?”  This is a question we get asked by many patients.

Chiropractors have been treating babies as soon as they are born for many years.  I personally treated both of my children as infants; even just a few hours old.  So, I guess the answer to the question is…Once the baby is born, it is ready anytime to have its first chiropractic adjustment.  Just make sure you take them to a licensed chiropractor who specializes in pediatrics and infants.

Your wellness is our goal!

Dr. Garber

April 10th

Allergy in the Ears

Each year 30 million children in the US are treated for middle ear
infections.  Middle ear infection is the number one condition for
doctor visits by children under the age of 15.  The conventional method of
treatment involves antibiotic treatment or a surgical procedure to
implant ear tubes.  The problem with these solutions is that, though
relief may be provided, it is usually a temporary fix.

In our office we see a significant amount of childhood ear conditions,
and have had success working with them.  What seems to be ignored in
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April 3rd

Busy Busy Busy

Why is Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center (CCWC) so busy?

We have a unique philosophy when it comes to health and wellness.

We promote a healthy combination of passive and active care.

You may ask, “What is active and passive care?”

Passive care is the treatment we give to you while you are in our office.  Chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture, decompression, EDS, biofeedback, taping, foot baths, electric stimulation, and ultrasound are all a form of passive Continue Reading »

March 28th


Can you believe it!?  Dr. Waggoner has already lost 35 pounds in only three months’ time!  In case you have forgotten, he started the year at 285, and now he is officially at 249 (ok, so 36 pounds, but we didn’t have a 36 pound weight sitting around).  It’s important to note that there are many ways in which you can lose weight (diet pills, shakes, fasting, etc…), but Doc is doing it the right way; eating right and exercising.

I mean come on!  Look how happy he is with his weight loss!  Keep it up Doc!  You are doing great!  Only 54 more pounds to go (and 9 months to do it).  35lbshappy 003

March 21st

Stress Much?

Dean 001It seems like people are always mentioning how much stress they are under, or how much they worry about everything that’s going on in their lives.  The busier our lives get, the more stressed we become.  Stress can take a tremendous toll on our bodies.  According to WebMD, 75% –  90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

Fortunately, we have good news for you!  We are happy to welcome Dean Bontrager to the CCWC family!  He specializes in Biofeedback Therapy.  He will be in the office on Mondays beginning in April.  Essentially, he can use instruments to help you learn how to control the stress your body is under, and learn how to relax.  Instead of writing all about it though, why don’t we just let Dean do the talking!  Just click on the video below to watch!


March 15th

Is Cracking Your Knuckles and/or Neck Bad for Your Joints?

It’s something we all have done; voluntarily or not. It could just be from habit or to relieve some pressure we feel in our hands or back. People have wondered for a while now if this can be damaging to our joints and bones.

First, we have to understand what happens when we personally crack our knuckles or spine. The big CRACK sound that feels so good is gas leaving a joint. It’s not bone directly being affected. At a joint, where two bones meet, there is a covering of articular cartilage. The bones are held together by other connective tissues, like ligaments. The joint capsule surrounds the joint containing the lubrication to help move the joint. This lubrication is called sinovial fluid, and it is Continue Reading »

February 28th

2 Months Down…10 to Go!!!

I am the sole member of my entire family that roots for the University of Michigan.  Granted, I grew up in northwest Ohio, but my home was closer to Ann Arbor than Columbus, so cut me some slack.  Doc blames my father (his oldest brother) for failing to raise me up as a Buckeye fan.  Either way, here we are in 2013, and I am still a diehard Michigan fan.  Michigan Vs. Ohio State football is arguably the best rivalry in sports.  Check that!  It IS the best rivalry in sports.  It was late in January that I made the comment to Doc that we should put something on the line here with his weight-loss goal.  I made the comment that he should have to get all decked out in Michigan gear if he doesn’t reach his goal.  He agreed, as long as I would do the same with OSU gear if he did reach his goal.  Then, he took it a step further, and said that the loser would have to wear the “enemy’s” clothes AT THE BIG GAME!  After the shock wore off of actually being Continue Reading »

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