Dr. Cantwell’s first introduction to chiropractic care came when she was 26 years old and suffered second degree burns in a kitchen accident. After acute care in the emergency room, a friend recommended she see a chiropractor. “But I don’t have back pain,”she said. Her friend told her that her body had been through a trauma, and it holds onto that reaction and won’t be able to fully heal until the flight or fight response is released. The chiropractor’s adjustment method were gentle touches at the base of Dr. Cantwell’s skull, and as her nervous system let go, she felt an instant flood of energy flow into her body. After a few more gentle touches, she was able to take a deep breath and felt her spinal muscles relax for the first time since the accident.
This was a powerful feeling. It inspired her, and made her realize that regaining physical well-being also changes one’s mental and emotional perspective and outlook on life, and is the first step to thriving in all aspects of life. She decided to make chiropractic care her life’s work, and it quickly became her life’s passion.
Dr. Cantwell studied chiropractic at Life Chiropractic West and soon opened the Thriving Life Wellness Center, affirming her own mission that everyone has the innate ability to thrive. Her approach is holistic, helping the body help itself, to achieve balance and sustainable healing. It’s called Bio Geometric Integration (BGI), a way for releasing stored potential energy in the body, via a combination of lighter touches and deeper adjustments to release tension patterns that have accumulated over time in your body. BGI focuses on locating your body’s inherent strengths and reconnecting the whole through breath and subtle movements. This approach builds energy and potential for release, rather than focusing only on the painful or out of balance area, which has developed “dis-ease”or "dis-harmony".
Dr. Cantwell also has a passion for working with mothers and babies, specializing in pre and postnatal care. She wants to ensure your baby has the greatest chance for a safe birth without complications. Her approach brings a connection to your pregnant body as a whole, while specifically assessing and aligning your pelvis so your pelvic bones are balanced and freely moving, releasing pulling torsion on the uterus, and giving space for gravity to help your baby to move into the ideal position for birth.
I have been seeing Christine regularly for about a year for a variety of issues related to repetitive strain and postural issues from my work. Her work is gentle and profound, and she is a thorough, thoughtful, and very gifted practitioner. Highly recommend!
Threw my back out this morning putting my dog into my car, they were able to get me in same day and now I have a plan moving forward to fix some lingering issues. Dr. Kate Russell was amazing and I cannot recommend this place enough
Great treatment and service! Dr. Kate truly listened to my medical history with my hip issue so she could better understand how to treat me. She recommended that I do decompression therapy and will see how this helps. So far, after the first session, I can feel an improve in my mobility and pain is less.
After one session I am fully back in alignment, no pain and I'm feeling just so much happier. So grateful. High recommends!
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I saw Dr. Christine during my second pregnancy, I was struggling with horrible hip pain and back pain. She helped me get back into alignment and helped my posture. I had a wonderful birthing experience which I know would have been different if my hips were not as they should have been.
Towards the end of my pregnancy, my little guy was sunny side up and I started *having back pain (back labor) *which was excruciating. I made an appointment with her when I was 36 weeks and she helped relieve all the pain and pressure in my back and hips. I instantly felt better. Now, post baby, she’s helping me with back pain from breastfeeding and carrying around a little munchkin all day. Every time I leave her office I feel like I went to the spa! If you’re pregnant or postpartum, I’d highly recommend her.
Dr Ameneh was a miracle worker for me during pregnancy. I had back issues that my Dr said there was no solution for. I went to Dr Ameneh for 2 weeks and my back was completely better. I continued to see her throughout my pregnancy and continued to be very active and healthy. I'm so grateful to her. I was nervous about seeing a chiropractor as I'd never been to one before but I can't recommend Dr Ameneh highly enough!!
I came to Dr. Ameneh with severe sciatica pains that only came up during pregnancy. My only regret is not coming to see her earlier in my pregnancy after suffering for months in pain. It was only after two visits that I immediately began to feel relief. I also appreciate that Dr. Ameneh walks through each adjustment with me, making sure I am aware of what she's doing, and provide helpful stretches to do on my own at home. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Ameneh to any mama to be! It honestly is such a little treat for our growing bodies during pregnancy.