About: Dr. Michelle Pietrantone
Dr. Michelle was first inspired to become a chiropractor at the age of sixteen, while working at a local chiropractic office. This opportunity revealed a new model of health care and helped Dr. Michelle see there is more to heath than taking medication.
After 8 years of general practice, Dr. Michelle completed advanced training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), focusing her practice to exclusively treat women through their pregnancy, as well as infants and children. Over the last 6 years she has helped hundreds of women through their pregnancies. Dr. Michelle has had the privilege of attending many of her patients’ births, both at home and in the hospital setting. Dr. Michelle delivered both of her children at home with a caring and devoted midwife in Ashburn, Virginia. Since the births of her children, Dr. Michelle has continued to be active in the birth community, working closely with midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and OBs. She has helped give women the knowledge they need to have the peaceful birth and post-partum experience they desire.
Dr. Michelle is an active member of the ICPA and is certified in the Webster technique. Webster technique is a method of assessment used to determine function of the sacrum and pelvic muscles/ligaments. Sacral misalignment may contribute to pain during pregnancy as well as create tension in the pelvic and uterine muscles and ligaments. Left uncorrected, these restrictions may result in difficult and/or longer than average labor, as the baby is unable to get in to optimal birthing position. This technique can help alleviate the tension and restrictions, allowing normal movement of the uterus. With proper care throughout pregnancy the pelvis is able to function optimally, often allowing for a shorter and less painful birth experience.
Dr. Michelle’s Chiropractic mission is to assist her patients in finding a natural, all-encompassing approach to health for their families. With the wealth of information available, it is hard to decipher what is truth and what is myth when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Michelle guides her patients to find confidence in trusting their intuition, helps them learn to listen to their bodies, and offers new choices and options in their health care decisions.