Get to know the members of the Tampa Bay Birth Network!
What is your mission and purpose?
I believe in creating an empowered and healthy community. My passion is supporting a natural, active, and pain-free lifestyle. Everything I do is driven by these principles. In regards to expecting mothers, I believe you should have the best pregnancy possible, plain and simple.
How did you get into this line of work?
My great-grandfather was one of the first few hundred chiropractors at the turn of the century when the profession began, so it is in my family heritage.
Tell us about your practice?
I practice with Florida Orthopaedic Institute, one of the largest orthopedic groups in the area. This creates many benefits in terms of insurance acceptance, scheduling, etc. However, I primarily practice out of a more intimate satellite clinic in Brandon, FL. I believe this offers my patients the best of both worlds; the advantages of a large practice, yet the personality of a smaller independent practice.
What benefits or services do you offer for adults, children and families?
Great question; as a chiropractor I am in the fortunate position to be able to care for entire families. So whether you are an expecting mother looking for the Webster Technique or sciatic relief, a child, or a dad with back pain; I can help. I have treated infants who are less than 1 day old up to patients nearing 95 years old. If you are seeking pain relief, looking to stay active, or interested in wellness care, then my office may be the right choice for you.
Tell us about the benefits of chiropractic care. Why is it important, what does it prevent?
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is an important reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. It can provide many benefits including: the reduction of back, neck, or joint pain, while allowing great mobility in the pelvis.
The American Pregnancy Association explains the potential benefits as:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
A detailed explanation regarding my care of pregnant patients can be found here.
You mentioned the Websters Technique for expecting mothers. Can you tell us more about that?
Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic technique for the pelvis. The technique is used to balance the pelvis and reduce stress on the musculoskeletal system. While chiropractors do not "turn babies", the Webster Technique has been shown to allow the baby to get into the most comfortable position possible. For many babies which are malpositioned, or considered breech, the Webster Technique has been a beneficial component to allowing these babies to regain optimal birth position. Pelvic balance and fluid pelvic motion is an essential part of a having the best, and most comfortable pregnancy possible. Also, there are a variety of chiropractic techniques that address pregnancy related low back pain and sciatica. This can be extremely important for expecting mothers who are "on the go" and desire the ability to stay active throughout their pregnancy.
What locations do you service?
My primary practice location is in Brandon, FL at 1586 Bloomingdale Avenue. However, on occasion I hold clinic hours at our South Tampa office.
Are there any interesting statistics you want to share about your services that parents might want to know?
I was a founding member of the Rhode Island Birth Network and I am a current member of and board advisor for the Tampa Bay Birth Network. While I work with many local doulas, mid-wives, and OB/GYN groups, there are still many women who have practitioners who still may not be familiar with chiropractic care. The Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health has noted an average of 4.5 days to clinically significant pain relief for pregnant patients undergoing chiropractic care. The Chiropractic Journal of Australia concluded that “pregnant patients present for chiropractic care for musculoskeletal complaints in addition to wellness care with high-perceived effectiveness”. Additionally they state “the effectiveness of chiropractic…and its overall popularity….make chiropractic an attractive option for the pregnant woman.”
Anything else you want to share with the community?
I invite everyone to join our free online health community at www.Facebook.com/DrJeffLangmaid where we post daily inspirational and motivational health tips. Additionally, you can keep up with my blog at www.DrJeffLangmaid.com or at many of the local PATCH sites which syndicate it!
Whether helping a patient through pain and discomfort, facilitating greater health in children, or the satisfaction of treating an expecting mother with a breech baby that turns; I always appreciate the trust that my patients place with me.
To connect with Dr. Langmaid you can check out his website here or call his office at (813) 978-9797 to make an appointment.