Dr. Amanda Mullholand, D.C.
Amanda’s Spinal Care
1500 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
Amanda’s Spinal Care is a NUCCA Chiropractic office dedicated to helping parents and their children reach their optimal health.
Dr. Mullholand graduated from Mohawk High School in 2006. She attended the University of Findlay until she transferred to Palmer College of Chiropractic. She graduated from Palmer college of Chiropractic in October 2012 with both a Bachelor of Science degree and her doctorate.
Dr. Mullholand always wanted to be a doctor when she was growing up. After seeing her father who struggled with back pain for years finally have a solution, she knew she had to become a chiropractor. Later she found that her cousin had suffered from colic for the first few months of his life got adjusted finally had relief. While at school, Dr. Mullholand started suffering from daily headaches. One of her friends told her about NUCCA which is a different type of Chiropractic, and she finally had relief.
What is NUCCA Adjustment?
“NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. It is a very gentle, yet very specific, adjustment to the top bone in the neck (the Atlas Bone). There are over 200 different Chiropractic techniques that have been created. This technique does not require any popping or cracking. Even though it may just be an adjustment to the top bone of the neck I see that it will affect the whole body in that when a person comes into the office they will have a short leg and one hip higher than the other. After the adjustment I check to make sure that the legs have evened out and the hips are level. I see that some patients will hold this alignment and may not always need to be adjusted because it is so specific.”
“NUCCA does require x-rays for the technique protocol but because I do not want to expose a baby or even a toddler I will try a few different gentle techniques out first.”
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for babies and children?
“Well, some things that I have been able to help with in babies are colic, breastfeeding/latch issues, constipation, slower development (developmental delays), difficulty sleeping, acid reflux and chronic colds and sickness.”
“I also want you to know my story and why I am so passionate about not just chiropractic care but getting babies and kids under chiropractic care.”
“My journey as a ‘Chiro Mom’ started out with a traumatic birth experience that led us into an emergency cesarean. I had been in labor for quite a long time. When they went to pull her out,, her head was stuck in my pelvis. Originally I had planned on adjusting her right away, but because I couldn’t move I waited. I also wanted to wait until I went home. Well, we were getting to the point where she hadn’t had a bowel movement and they were not going to allow us to go home until she did. So I decided to go ahead and adjust her. Within 30 minutes she had her bowel movement!”
“We also struggled with breastfeeding and latch issues. Now even with adjusting her at first I couldn’t get her to latch comfortably. We found a tongue tie. So I have been patient about helping moms find out why their latch is not working even though I am not a lactation consultant. I had seen a few lactation consultants and didn’t really get the answer I was looking for until the third person I saw.”
“As she grew I noticed she would not lay on her tummy no matter how much I tried to get her to. She also did not want to crawl. Being newer out of school, I decided to look more into adjusting babies and took a continuing education class in pediatrics. After reassessing her and changing the technique that I was using I finally got her to at least try to crawl which then finally led her to walking. I now have a few different gentle techniques that I will use on babies and toddlers to get the desired results.”
Dr. Kathryn Lewis
Findlay Dental Group
12515 County Road 99, Findlay
At Findlay Dental Group, they want to guide their patients along a path of optimal health and wellness for life with an emphasis on dental health.
Dr. Kathryn Lewis received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She graduated with a B.S. in biology from Clemson University in South Carolina. She has been certified in ClearCorrect™ and is a member of the American Dental Association. She is also certified in cosmetic treatments using BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®. Dr. Lewis works hard to treat her patients as if they were family.
Findlay Dental Group offers an In House Dental Plan for patients that might not have affordable dental coverage or finds their coverage has long waiting periods and/or limited coverage.
Using digital scanning they can permanently repair your tooth with a same day crown. This can save you time and appointments.
Dr. Lewis shared some insight on the importance of good dental health, in addition to regular checkups every six months. She also explains how dental hygiene is an essential component in one’s general health.
“Your mouth is a window to the rest of your body. The condition of your gums and teeth can give us a picture of your overall health. There are links between dental health, diabetes and heart disease. Good dental hygiene is important for the whole body.”
How can parents encourage children to take care of their teeth?
“Do it with them and make it fun. Play music for two minutes while they brush their teeth. Try using an electric toothbrush and get siblings involved. Most importantly, model good dental hygiene.”
Dr. Doug D. Hosey, D.C.
2121 Bright Rd., Findlay
The mission at Hosey Chiropractic is to serve their patients and our community with a spirit of total caring, providing quality service to each patient as a unique individual with specific health needs and wants. Their number one overriding purpose is to serve you.
Furthermore, they strive to act as teachers, healers and health caretakers so they may be able to bring the health benefits of Chiropractic within the understanding and availability to all so they, too, may also experience the true “living” and “health” that comes from having a healthy spine and nervous system.
Dr. Doug Hosey was raised in Findlay and is a graduate of Findlay High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition. He then graduated Cum Laude from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Hosey decided to start his private practice after working as an associate for four and a half years with Dr. Thad Schrickel in Wintersville, OH, and founded Hosey Chiropractic in 2001. He constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of chiropractic. He has completed extensive postgraduate study emphasizing the treatment and rehabilitation of whiplash injuries, headaches, neck and back pain.
What is the Activator Method?
“The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. It’s been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, and it brings relief for a variety of health concerns.”
“It incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic exams. It’s a unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis, and the Activator Adjusting Instruments can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.”
“Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely used instrument adjusting technique.”
How does spinal health affect the body? “Every function of the body is under the control of the nervous system. Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by the nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. Nerves make all movement possible. They transmit all sensations to the brain. They make all sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing possible. They maintain balance and keep body temperature regulated. Nerves make bodily function possible. The nervous system is the master system which controls all the other systems of the body.”
“The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, which is the switchboard of the nervous system through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to different parts of the body. For every effect there must have been a cause. If a person is ill, the the condition of pain, regardless of the name applied to it, is an effect for which there must have been a cause. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between movable spinal bones called vertebrae. When vertebrae, through injury or posture problems, become misaligned they interfere with the normal function of the nervous system and is called a subluxation. That then becomes the cause of the pain.”