Common Childhood Ailments: Cutting Family Ties

So, my common childhood ailments series is going a little slower than expected (silly baby being born and everything), but here in our next installment I will be discussing something that I have been seeing more and more of lately: lip and tongue ties. This is an issue that strikes close to home with my wife and I. Our oldest son Luke had both a lip and tongue tie that put his nursing … [Read more...]

Valley Babywearing Library: A Year in Review

Growing a family chiropractic office is a fantastically challenging and rewarding job, but one of the coolest things we've been able to do this year is help families all over the Shenandoah Valley gain more knowledge and a broader tool set to achieve their parenting goals! We are asked all the time, "What IS Valley Babywearing Library?" It is simple: it is a collection of about 25 ergonomically … [Read more...]

1st Birthday Bash Participants

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank some awesome local businesses who have donated door prizes to make our 1st Birthday Bash even more fun for you all! Be sure to show them support and say "thank you" next time you are out and about! Door Prizes All's Well Massage Studio Cool Breeze Stables Crafted in Grace Cranberry's Grocery & Eatery Dandelion Reflections Diaper Parties by … [Read more...]

From a Dad, to a Dad

Over the past few years that I have been a chiropractic neurologist I have noticed that husbands and fathers can be either a barrier to their wives and children receiving natural health care or their #1 supporter.  I wanted to write this blog to both introduce who I am, Dad to Dad, and to give you an explanation of what I view as my responsibilities as a natural health care practitioner. Being … [Read more...]

Where Should I Buy My Supplements?

I'm taking a short break from common childhood conditions to address something that I have seen a lot lately.  The questions of 1) where to get supplements and 2) if there is a difference in quality between brands are questions that I hear on a daily basis.  I will try to clarify things a little with this post. There are three main “classes” of supplements: the ones you can get at big box … [Read more...]

Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic Announces 1st Birthday Bash!

We want to thank you all for helping to make our first year in the Valley such a success! We are helping people live more holistic, drug-free lives daily, and it is thanks to all of our VFW&C families! So come on out for a FREE morning of fun for the entire family! Activities include: Live music from Davie Sayre (http://davesayremusic.com/) Car seat inspection station with the … [Read more...]

The Quest for a Healthier Family: Deodorant

Yes, we are devoting an entire blog post to the stuff you put under your arm pits! Several years ago Dr. Andrew came home from chiropractic school and decided we needed to throw away all of our deodorant and replace it with healthier options. I couldn't understand what was wrong with my Dove deodorant! I smelled good, so it must be working. So my sweet husband explained to me that my Dove … [Read more...]

thechiropracticfamily’s Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe

This recipe was originally posted last fall on thechiropracticwife's blog, but we felt it was worth a share here after we used the recipe again at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! For a mom's look at holistic family living, be sure to check out www.thechiropracticwife.wordpress.com. After the Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic open house this weekend, I got a lot of requests for my chicken … [Read more...]

Summer Fun in the Valley: Baseball Ticket Giveaway!

Are you looking for something fun (and free!) to do with your family this summer? We are excited to take our son to some Valley Baseball League games (how cool that we share their initials with Valley Babywearing Library?!). So why not take a minute to register to win one of two sets of 4 tickets to the Waynesboro Generals vs. Staunton Braves baseball game happening on Friday, July 12, 2013 at … [Read more...]

Summer Physical Special!

Is your child in need of a physical for summer camp? Perhaps you missed end of the year physicals for fall sports or school entrance? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic's Summer Special on physicals! From now through the end of August, physicals are just $20! We will just need you to bring your camp/school/sports physical form with you to your … [Read more...]