Why We Exist
Our journey to build the top Pediatric Chiropractic practice in the area began with a strong foundation in scientific and clinical knowledge. However, we quickly discovered that most chiropractic training focuses on treating adults with musculoskeletal problems, leaving many chiropractors feeling uncertain when it comes to caring for infants and children. But not us! Today, we have developed clinical protocols and advanced training under some of the most renowned Pediatric Chiropractors in the world. At Foundations Chiropractic, we are obsessive about creating unique and personalized care plans for each child – no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach like you see in other areas of healthcare. Our team of Docs work alongside you, with a goal to help your child overcome health challenges and achieve their fullest potential for life. Get ready to be amazed!
Our Mission – Expect Miracles
Our mission stems from our faith that kids are designed to be healthy. When we noticed the percentage of children with chronic health conditions like asthma, allergies, autism and epilepsy has been skyrocketing to 40% and continues to grow, our mission also became fueled by need. We know these children won’t simply “grow out of it” like we hear from many pediatricians, but they’ll “grow into” bigger, deeper problems as they grow up. We’re here to change that trajectory. This is a BIG mission, we know! But we also see BIG miracles on a daily basis and we’re big fans of defying the odds.
Meet The Docs
DR. SAMANTHA GRIMES
When I was first introduced to chiropractic care as a competitive gymnast, I utilized it solely for pain management and performance. It didn’t take long for my understanding of what chiropractic truly was to evolve as I studied my way through chiropractic school. I was mind blown by the interconnectedness of the body and the power within the nervous system. This is the point in my life when I first witnessed (and began to trust in) the perfection of the human body as designed by God – without drugs and without surgeries.
I met Dr. Kyle at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and snagged him as my husband right before graduation. We opened our first practice (Foundations) in 2014 and have since brought 2 exceptional human beings into this world. It was the births of our children that spurred our passion for Pediatric and Perinatal care.
Both of my birth experiences were…rough. The first was a breech homebirth attempt that ended in an emergency c-section and the second required vacuum assistance. These
experiences were absolutely devastating as a mom with a 100% natural birth plan, but I firmly believe they were part of my experience so I could better equip mothers with the care, support and empathy needed to best support them on their birth journeys. Not only did I learn what was broken within today’s pregnancy and pediatric care models, but I was forced to dive head first into preventing these birth outcomes AND how to care for the babies that are born with the assistance of these overtly “hands-on” procedures.
It was during this deep dive that we met world-renowned Pediatric Chiropractor, Dr. Tony Ebel, and learned about the effects of birth trauma on pediatric development and wellbeing. A Perfect Storm of colic → ear infections → asthma and allergies → sensory processing issues all can stem from damage to the nervous system from birth interventions and high stress pregnancies. We were committed to prevent this from becoming a reality for our kids, or anyone else’s kids for that matter!
Now you’ll hear us loud and proud, obsessively preaching the powers of neurologically-based chiropractic care for kiddos. We’re on fire to bring pediatric chiropractic to our community and to help you raise a generation of drug-free, healthy and happy kiddos!
DR. KYLE GRIMES
My introduction to chiropractic was necessitated from a nasty period of Mono. I was 16 years old and was having an absolute miserable summer. I couldn’t get enough sleep. My throat was so sore and swollen that I could barely breathe, let alone drink or eat. And nothing I tried helped. My parents took me down the traditional medical route and after 3 rounds of Prednisone (anti-inflammatory steroids) and 2 rounds of strong antibiotics, nothing changed. Luckily one of my dad’s best friends was a chiropractor and had enough of seeing me suffer. He explained to me how the nervous system works and its intricate relationship with the immune system. It sounded logical so I started to receive care in his office. I was adjusted twice a day for about a week, and within 5-6 days I was a new kid! And even after, the more I saw him, the more chiropractic I received, the healthier I became. It was at that point that I knew chiropractic was something special and I wanted to make it my life.
Much like my brilliant and beautiful wife, my passion for pediatric, perinatal, and family wellness chiropractic care was spurred by the births of our two children. I won’t make you re-live the details again (you can read her bio for that), but know this…IT WAS ROUGH. However, this challenge that was placed in front of us set us off on the greatest path we’ve traveled yet. It forced us to expand our minds, seek different teachers and mentors, and ultimately take a deep dive into pediatric chiropractic and neurology.
We were always on fire for drug free, surgery free, natural healing. But now we’re on fire for PEDIATRIC drug free, surgery free, natural healing. And we’re not afraid to make it known that our mission is to bring that to the world as not only A choice, but the FIRST choice for pediatric health!
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