Pediatric Referrals

Pediatric Referrals
Pediatric care can be overwhelming with so many different providers + specialists out there. We are here to help you find the right people at the right time! Here is a list of our favorite kiddo specific providers for ALL your pediatric needs: 

Pediatric chiropractic

Pediatric Chiropractors 

Chiropractic care specific to a child's individualized needs is important to support their proper development both structurally and neurologically. Adjusting children [ especially infants ] is very different than adults! We use very gentle pressure [ similar to checking a tomato for ripeness ] as well as instruments like the activator! 
When to see a pediatric chiropractor: 
- after birth for developmental support
- torticollis 
- colic + gassiness + constipation
- reflux 
- nursing / latching issues / tongue + lip tie support  
- sleep issues 
- ear infections / congestion 
Craniosacral Therapy
 ~ our recommendations ~
CHIRO FOR KIDZ  [ of course! ]
Kayla Schumacher, DC
Paige Schwieters, DC 


*** If you are not located within the Twin Cities Metro area please don't hesitate to send us a message and we will help find you a provider closer to you! ***
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Pediatricians are there for all of your child's primary care needs. When trying to find the right one for your family here are some things to keep in mind: 
- location and ease of scheduling 
- do their views on healthcare align with mine 
- is my voice being heard and listened to? 
- am I being provided with options for my child's care? 

 ~ our recommendations ~
New Kingdom - Eden Prairie 
Katie Eagle, DNP 
Stephanie Augustine, NP
 Bob Zajac, MD
Catharine Reed, MD
Wayzata Children's - Delano
Rachel Bies, MD 
 Rachel Johnson, MPAS, PA-C

Pediatric Physical Therapists / Occupational Therapists 

Physical therapy is designed to help children live their best lives. A kiddo should see a physical therapist [ PT ] if they are experiencing or having difficulty with any of the following: 
- gross motor delay 
- orthopedic injury
- coordination / balance
- posture 
- toe walking 
Pediatric Physical Therapy
 ~ our recommendations ~
Minnetonka Pediatric Therapy Center  - Kara Quist, PT


Occupational therapy helps support kiddos as they learn to thrive in the world around them. A big focus is helping them become strong, more connected and self sufficient. Some examples of when a child should see an occupational therapist [ OT] include: 
-  motor skill development + sensory processing
-  nighttime routine + sleep
- attention + focus + play skills
- executive function [ homework ]
- visual and perceptive motor skills 
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
 ~ our recommendations ~
Olea Pediatric Therapy - Aspen Stebbins, MOT
Minnetonka Pediatric Therapy Center  - Kim Dieken, OTR/L


Pediatric Dentists 

 A pediatric dentist is going to be a "go to" provider for full evaluation of an infants tongue + lip + buccal ties. You can ready more about oral ties in our most recent blog post! 
Lip Tie
~ our recommendations ~
Grandview Dentistry - Dr. Lervick
Dental Kidds - Dr. Darcy
Tweet Dental  - Dr. Conrad 
Life Smiles  - Dr. Geisler 
Tooth By the Lake  


Lactation Consultants 

 Lactation consultants are nursing professionals who help mamas in their efforts to breastfeed. They provide support + guidance + techniques to improve babe's latch. 
Things to consider when looking for lactation / nursing help:
- seek a provider outside of the hospital setting
- well versed in tongue + lip + buccal ties
- properly trained as an IBCLC [ international board certified lactation consultant ]
Pediatric tongue tie
~ our recommendations ~
Baby Whisperer Lactation Consultants - Anne Cassens, IBCLC 
Better Beginnings  Hallie Rogers - Better Beginnings 
Twin City Lactation - Erin M Johnson, RN, IBCLC 

Acupuncture / Acupressure 

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This releases natural chemicals into the muscles + spinal cord + brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities promoting physical + emotional well-being.
In young children, needles are not required to stimulate these points - instead we can use sustained pressure known as "acupressure" to achieve the same benefits! 
Benefits of acupuncture / acupressure for kiddos: 
- digestive support
- skin disease 
- insomnia / sleep issues 
- headaches 
Pediatric acupressure
~ our recommendations ~
Acuhaus Acupuncture Medspa   
Angie Weber, DCM, NCCAOM 


East West Acupuncture
  Kerry Hayes, DCM, NCCAOM
Nikki Vanecek, M.Ac.O.M, NCCAOM
~ As always don't hesitate to reach out with questions /// thoughts surrounding this topic! ~
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