Pediatric Services

    Here at Whole Life Health Care we know the kids are not just mini- adults.
    Children’s needs are vastly different than grown-ups.
    We offer a variety of services geared specifically for our pediatric population.

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Primary Care

Our Nurse Practitioners (APRNs) encourage yearly well- child check-ups, sport/camp physicals and offer parental guidance on topics from infant needs to young adult development. We focus on education an preventive care specific to your child. We offer traditional treatments and immunizations as well as holistic herbal remedies for kids. We do also see our fair share of acute sick visits!!

Acupuncture

Pediatric acupuncture is focused on relaxation and stress reduction. Catherine Markovsky, LA helps children with symptoms related to behavior disorders, headaches, insomnia, and other chronic pediatric ailments and uses non- invasive methods for children under the age of 12. Essential oils and herbs are terrific as well.

Bowenwork

Bowenwork helps children perform better academically, excel in sports, improve social skills, and to be happier and more productive. Ainslee Farrington, ABP assists with relaxation and recovery for many conditions such as structural misalignments, overuse injuries, stress, fatigue, ear/ throat problems, insomnia, ADHD and developmental delays by promoting the body’s process for self- healing.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a beneficial to kids as it is for adults and helps to endure spine health. Often times spinal issues adults experience start as children due to poor posture, playground accidents, or possibly even a traumatic childbirth. Dr. Ryan Khalsa, DC treats kids with spinal issues, ear infections, poor posture, and has successfully treated motion sickness.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy addresses restrictions between the skull and cervical vertebra with a gentle light touch approach that provides the body an opportunity to relax and heal. It is effective for any age from newborn to the elderly. Peggy Zola, PT/CST, a licensed pediatric Physical Therapist, focuses on trauma as well as physical or emotional dysfunction stemming from trauma. CranioSacral helps return the body to a state of balance. Areas of pain and dysfunction are located addressing the source to get the child back on the road to recovery.

Hypnotherapy/ Life Coaching

As a board Certified Wellness Life Coach, Gi Indoccio guides her youth patients to empower themselves by shifting the focus on the problem to focusing on the solution. Working collaboratively in a safe and nurturing environment, Gi holds the flashlight along a path of self- discovery, inter- personal growth and zest of life. She helps with issues related to bed wetting, study habits, anxiety and grief/ depression.

Massage Therapy

Massage for kids helps with relaxation and regulating sleep. This can be a big issue for adolescents having hormonal shifts, heavy school work loads, social stress, and a busy external environment. Massage improves circulation, focus, and helps with inflammation during post- operative care. Sessions can help postural alignment and reduce muscle tension for children playing sports or musical instruments. Both Jessica Kennon, LMT and Elisabeth Robinson, APRN are certified in infant massage. This helps promote a stronger connection with your baby and enhances physical and emotional well- being.

Naturopathic Medicine

Our Naturopaths (NDs) offer homeopathy, herbal medicine, holistic lifestyle counseling, therapeutic bodywork, and hydrotherapy. Focus is on the child’s journey of what lead them to become ill and the root of the illness. Children can be evaluated for toxicities, neurotransmitter imbalance, and overall function for individualized treatments. Common conditions that respond well to naturopathic care include: digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, headaches and disorders that have preciously not responded to conventional treatment.

Nutrition

Melissa Snow, RD and Ranan Cohen, RD can help you and your child identify problems areas causing undesirable eating behaviors and explore solutions for your child to become a confident healthy eater. They are passionate about teaching families how to have a healthy relationship with food and dialoguing with kids to unlock resistance to new foods. Both nutritionists address food allergies, eating disorders, specialty diets, herbs, spices and supplements for health and immunity.

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Our therapists Ozgur Akbas, LMFT , Kay Patch, PMHCNS, and Lisa Spurling, LCMHC work in many areas of child psychology addressing behavioral disorders that may be environmental or biological in origin. Individual therapy can benefit children by giving them a safe place to dialog and manage stress. Our therapists specialize in trauma, ADHD, behavior disorders, family conflict, co-parenting issues post divorce, depression, anxiety and also provide parenting support.

Physical Therapy

Chris Campbell, DPT of Sport and Spine Physical Therapy provides care for pediatric patients suffering from orthopedic ailments such as post- fracture and joint injuries, basic sprains and strains, growing pains such as Severs and Osgood Schlatters as well as sports injury rehab and management.

Natural Health

Intuition and Reiki

Hilary Crowley, NHI/EMP promotes healing through energy balance and body wisdom in a gentle setting. Hilary helps children and teens benefits from deep relaxation, less stress, clarity and an understanding of wellness. Health Intuition is not a substitute for medial care but can assist in identifying the root of an issue at the physical, chemical, emotional and spiritual level. It is an appropriate complement to both conventional and alternative care.

Yoga

Lets’ Get Moving’! Yoga by Alicia Rossmann, RD, RYT builds a sense of community and helps children learn a relaxation of the mind and body combined with wellness education. Our program integrates movement, music, singing, and dancing while stretching and strengthening the body. Breathing techniques are taught to help with anxiety, stress, focus and relaxation. Athletic children will benefit from the stretching of muscles that are used to play sports, Children who experience anxiety will benefit from the breathing techniques that calm the body.