Why Should I Care About Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

Dr. Anne Zauderer is excited to be back in the heartland!  As a native of Wichita, Kansas, she left to pursue a B.A. in psychology from Texas Tech University and graduated with Honors. She spent a year studying naturopathic medicine in Seattle, Washington before finding her calling as a chiropractor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Anne has extensive hours of training and experience in the field of pediatrics and pregnancy through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) as well as being certified in the Webster Technique (turning breech-positioned babies in utero).  She specializes in specific, low force adjustments, which are great for everyone from infants to seniors. She has two children, ages 11 months and 3 years old and a wonderful husband. Dr. Anne’s passion lies in working with moms and families to help raise children with a conscious and healthy lifestyle.  She is also an avid marathoner, having completed 6 marathons, and enjoys working with athletes to help rehabilitate injuries and enhance their performance.

In addition to family care, Dr. Anne also has a passion for research. She worked with the organization Straighten Up America, which is an initiative of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, to design a pilot study on the effects of a daily stretching regimen on the static, upright posture of elementary school children. She is also published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research for a paper entitled, “Resolution of Depression & Quality of Life Improvements in a Patient with Major Depressive Disorder after Hemisphere Specific Stimulation: A Case Study.”

Dr. Anne is excited to join the Riordan Clinic team.  As the daughter of Dr. Ron Hunninghake, Chief Medical Officer at the Riordan Clinic, Dr. Anne has grown up living the vision and mission of the Riordan Clinic. She brings a fresh perspective but yet understands the core values that make the clinic so unique and innovative.

Why Should I Choose Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic deals with the master communication system of the body: the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves going out from the spine. If nothing is blocking this system, then the body works at its fullest potential. However, if a spinal bone moves out of alignment, it interferes with the transmission of neural impulses.  Organ health is disrupted, thus creating an opportunity for illness to emerge.

A chiropractor finds the spinal bones that are not in alignment and gently moves the bone back into alignment.  (Dr. Anne often uses an Activator, a simple hand-held device that lightly “taps” and adjusts the muscle or muscle group that attaches to the misaligned spinal bones.) Thus, communication both from the brain to the body and also the body back to the brain is restored. Proper communication is necessary for the body to work optimally. Therefore, the chiropractor’s job is not just to make you “feel” better, but to remove any interference within the body so that it can function at 100%.

A properly functioning nervous system is necessary at all ages, but especially during childhood. From birth, children are rapidly growing and developing. A child will develop 90% of the connections between the right and left hemispheres of his/her brain by the age of 5. This is before he or she even starts school! This is a vitally important time for kids to be under safe, gentle chiropractic care.

A properly functioning nervous system in children has been shown to help ear infections, colic, reflux, scoliosis, asthma, allergies, cranial malformations, and facial asymmetry.

Dr. Anne utilizes chiropractic neurology, a specialized branch of chiropractic, with children to assess for and treat neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, OCD, and depression. This form of treatment is a drugless approach that combines biochemical assessment with specific exercises to develop weaker areas of the brain.

Chiropractic care is also great for adults because it can slow down or even stop the degenerative process within the spine. Restoring motion to the joints of the body allows for proper biomechanical movement as well as restoring appropriate nerve function. It is very effective for adults who suffer from low back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, restless leg, TMJ issues, and much more.

If you are out at the Riordan Clinic, stop by Dome 4 to meet Dr. Anne!

To learn more or to make an appointment, call us at 316-682-3100 or email patientcare@riordanclinic.org.