We're so glad you're here and are honored that you have chosen the Thrive team to support you on your health journey. We hope you find your experience here different. Our doctors are highly trained in identifying and adjusting areas of the nervous system that are not functioning properly. When the root of the problem is addressed, the in-born ability for your body to heal is unleashed. And when healing and normal function is supported, a body may finally be able to achieve a state of health.

While Thrive was founded in extraordinary chiropractic care, this year has brought huge changes as it has matured and blossomed from Thrive Chiropractic Center to Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center. With this change, we have added more space and as well as professionals to provide new services to you. We are excited for this growth because we feel that health is best achieved beginning with a well-adjusted and properly functioning nervous system while also being supported by physical activity, proper nutrition, reduction of toxin exposure, and mental and emotional clarity.

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT: BABIES/KIDS

Damage to the spine and surrounding joints can occur within the womb.  If baby is not head down, abnormal forces are put on the joints of the spine and other joints.  Birth can also be traumatic: 

  • The head and neck of the infant have been pulled and twisted during the birth process
  • The birth process is prolonged
  • The delivery process is prolonged
  • Forceps, vacuum, or other aids are used during delivery
  • C-section

Then, imagine if our adult bodies went through what the body of a child goes through on a daily basis. Falling down numerous times a day while learning to walk, rough-housing with brothers and sisters, getting injured while playing sports, or even sleeping in odd positions. We, as adults, would be in serious pain!

Chiropractic adjustments for children are SAFE, get results, and offers kids unexpected health benefits! The three most common health benefits were: a stronger immune system, better sleep, and improved moods! Let's keep our children healthy and THRIVING as they are constantly growing and changing!

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT: PREGNANCY

Chiropractic adjustments can relieve and even prevent discomfort during pregnancy and aid in a more comfortable journey for the expecting mom! The mom's nervous system is extremely important during pregnancy, because it is responsible for the baby's development. When mom takes care of her nervous system, through chiropractic adjustments, the baby can develop at his/her full potential and both mom and baby benefit! If there is a spinal misalignment, the uterus may not perform at 100% which will slow labor; however, research shows that chiropractic care does reduce labor time!

Chiropractic Care for Mom:

  • Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments

  • Removes tension on the ligaments that support the uterus thus reducing torsion of the uterus (See Webster Technique)

  • Reduces interference to the mom’s nerve system which controls and coordinates all of her body’s functions

  • Allows for a safer, easier birth by decreasing the potential for interventions (C-Section, Forceps, Induction, etc.)

Chiropractic Care for Baby:

  • Removes interference to the mom’s nerve system allowing for BETTER BABY DEVELOPMENT

  • Allows the baby room to develop without restrictions (See Webster Technique)

  • Offers the baby room to move into the best possible POSITION for birth (See Webster Technique)

  • With proper fetal positioning, there is significant decrease in pain and birth trauma caused by intervention

Webster Technique

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The mother has ligaments that attach from the uterus to the pelvis. If her pelvis is out of balance, these ligaments have increased tension causing imbalance to the uterus. This decreased space the baby has to grow in, limits the baby's potential for optimal development and sometimes causes posterior or breech births. In addition, the constrained uterus may slow labor and add pain and distress to both mom and baby. Chiropractic adjustments (specifically the Webster Technique) create an environment for an easier and safer delivery!

Dr. Nicole and Dr. Becca are certified in the Webster Technique, a technique that reduces interference to the nervous system, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, and allows the baby to get into the best position possible for birth.

Pregnant Moms Love To Get Adjusted!

Our touch is gentle, and our pregnant mom's always love being able to lay face down. In order to accommodate for the baby, our table lowers at the belly, and we have special pregnancy pillows that are hollow for the belly to lay in as well!

MASSAGE THERAPY

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Massage therapy is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.

Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.

Massage therapy has proven to aid in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.

 Holistic Health Care

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Natural healthy care consultations and sessions that are dedicated to bringing your WHOLE BODY into balance. Wellness plans that utilize healthy nutrition, optimal weight management,herbs, supplements, and recommended lifestyle choices are designed uniquely for you to help you feel empowered and be in-control of your health & goals.

 Reiki

Reiki means "universal life force energy" and was founded in the early 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan. The principle behind Reiki is that our bodies are electromagnetic and energetic in nature, and this energy can be influenced in a healthy, positive way to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is a subtle energy therapy that promotes relaxation and healing through the use of gentle touch. Some benefits include:

  • Promotes physical and emotional healing

  • Promotes deep relaxation and balance

  • Increases energy

  • Releases blocked and suppressed feelings

craniosacral Therapy (cst)

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.  

CranioSacral Therapy is performed by Richard Holshoe.

https://www.facebook.com/Richard-Holshoe-CranioSacral-Therapy-187550442140625/

 west michigan Midwifery

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Family-centered care for the childbearing years. Out of Hospital midwifery services throughout Grand Rapids, the Lakeshore and surrounding areas.

http://westmichiganmidwifery.com/

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Homeopathy with Homeoville

Homeopathy is a holistic, natural, safe and individualized approach of healing. It considers the person as a whole and takes into account one’s physical, mental, and emotional planes, while also looking into areas of the body that need attention.

https://homeoville.com/

naet

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NAET® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983. Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.

One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens.

Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAET can successfully alleviate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.