Dr. Rachel V. Leskosky

Celebrating Healthy Families Through Chiropractic

Meet Dr. Rachel

Dr. Rachel remembers the joy she felt as she dressed as “Dr. Rach the Chiroprator” in kindergarten. Today, she looks back with joy and fond memories of visiting her chiropractor for wellness care as a child. With a desire to share with families the blessing she has experienced with chiropractic care since birth, she graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina. Dr. Rachel is a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience.

As a family chiropractor, Dr. Rachel provides natural family wellness care, with a special focus on pregnancy and children. As a proud member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), she is certified in the Webster Technique which is specific to chiropractic care during pregnancy. She has also studied craniosacral with the Upledger Institute.

Rachel is committed to educating families on the beauty and wonder of the nerve system in the Sugarloaf community and beyond. She frequently speaks at schools, children and parent groups, churches, clubs, and organizations in the community. She also holds regular ongoing family wellness workshops and classes at Life Expression Wellness Center. Rachel enjoys travelling in chiropractic service, and has traveled in chiropractic outreach groups to care for the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Rachel believes when we are connected with our nervous system as the God-given source which directs bodily healing, we experience the best inner healing of our own design. As the foundation of health, vitality and wellness, all children and families love the experience of optimal nerve function from birth to graceful age.

Outside of her love for chiropractic, Rachel enjoys the adventure of the outdoors, the challenge of running and hiking, and the joy of healthy eating and gardening.

What is Vitalistic Chiropractic? And How Do I know if I Need Chiropractic?

We are created with a magnificent ability to heal. At the moment of conception our health was given as a blessing, and our body has a inner intelligence or organization, allowing us the words “self-healing”, “self-regenerating”, and “self-replicating” to be wonderfully descriptive of every process in our bodies. We are dynamic and ever changing. The essence of true health hinges on our body’s ability to continue to change and allow us to thrive.

The focus of Vitalistic Chiropractic is your body’s inherent healing process. Your nerve system is your body’s communication system. This amazing and fascinating system controls all healing in your body! When life circumstances and experiences affect the function of your nerve system (also known as interference or subluxation), your body’s healing ability is dampened. Your body heals less than optimally. Subluxation results in our body using more energy to heal. And so our body uses up more resources to function, and our body works less efficiently. The body heals at a less than optimal rate, ability, and efficiency. Some of this dampened healing ability may appear as symptoms or signs. But the reality is body function is impacted far sooner than this.

And so the goal of vitalistic chiropractic is that your nerve system heal and function at its best according to your body’s design to do so! Chiropractic makes perfect sense, just like it makes perfect sense that plants need abundant sunshine, water, and nutrient-dense soil to grow. Chiropractic captures a glimpse of the Artist’s canvas of what the human body is designed to do, so the body can innately reflect expression of life as it is meant to do.

Tell me About Chiropractic Care with Dr. Rachel

Specific to you, Dr. Rachel’s holistic and non-therapeutic chiropractic approach is gentle enough for all ages and stages, from newborns to seniors. Her approach is respectful of the unique needs of each person. Her type of approach does not involve any twisting of the body or any cracking sounds typically associated with chiropractic adjustments. See below!

Tonal Chiropractic Technique

Tonal chiropractic technique involves minimal pressure and the focus is the specific location, direction and timing which your nerve system needs to balance the protective layers of bone, muscles, ligaments, and inner connective tissue in your spine most effectively. It is found that not a lot of input to the nerve system is necessary for the body to demonstrate phenomenal positive adaptive change. Like the optimal tone found when tuning a guitar, your body works beautifully when in proper tune!
Dr. Rachel will show you what changes are present in your body during your first appointment. Most of our patients are surprised at how relaxed they feel during their adjustment.

The goal of the family chiropractor is simple: to identify and engage with the body to bring about the body's correction of subluxation in the protective structures of the spine and supportive tissues. The body is then more free to restore balance and normal nerve function, protecting the nervous system and promoting optimal health.

While chiropractic technique is unique to each chiropractor and very much an art form, Dr. Rachel combines her knowledge of various techniques with a focus on the tonal model to best suit you. Your care is unique for your needs, and the continued healing process of your nervous system.

Craniosacral Care

The nervous system includes many protective layers. With craniosacral care, attention is given to the protective fluid balance known as cerebrospinal fluid (the brain's cleaning system). This allows the body to ease deeper restrictions which can affect how the body adapts and heals. Dr. Rachel is finishing coursework in Craniosacral care. She uses the skills she has gained in her education, practice, and service of her hands to best suit you and to best meet the needs of your body.

Dedication

Dr. Rachel is dedicated to the health and well-being of families in her community and beyond. She is a lifelong learner, and is continually staying up to date on various seminars and coursework, new research and technology to best focus on the health of you and your family.
A person's a person, no matter how small! A nerve system is important no matter how small! You will find that Dr. Rachel has a passion to care for all people, particularly babies because of the significance and immeasurable gift that a healthy nerve system offers a person no matter how small they may be. Just as a young sapling needs the best rooting to become a tall strong tree one day, a child's nerve system needs the best "rooting" as a fundamental foundation to their brain-body function for their entire lifetime.

What about Chiropractic during pregnancy?

The relationship of mother and child begins in the womb. Their nerve system guides their entire developmental process, so for a child to develop with a nerve system at its best potential is a blessing which all parents treasure. Children love chiropractic care, we find that mothers and fathers who recognize how well their children thrive when a healthy nerve system is core to their foundation place much value in their children’s chiropractic care at our office.

Pregnancy is such an exciting time of life! Our health begins before birth, even before conception when nerve system balance of both of our parents is so important. With family chiropractic care, mothers and fathers experience more ease in expecting and raising their families. With family chiropractic care, mothers with a healthy nerve system have more balance in their pelvis, which allows their body to best facilitate balanced space for growth of baby. The natural birth process benefits too with family chiropractic care as the wisdom of her body allows for baby to move into proper position with ease. Chiropractic care is recommended during pregnancy by the American Pregnancy Association. Did you know studies show that women who choose family chiropractic care before achieving and during their pregnancy often experience decreased labor times, decreased need for pain medication, and decreased emergency c-section See the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic here. Family chiropractic care helps mothers to have better awareness during pregnancy, during the birth process, during their fourth trimester and for the changes they will experience during motherhood. Dr. Rachel is certified in the Webster Technique, which is specific to women during pregnancy. She is also a proud member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

You don’t need a referral to begin chiropractic care. Email or call Dr. Rachel at 570-359-3888 and she will help better ease your curiosity of how chiropractic care can help you during this exciting time!

Chiropractic Care for Children?

One of the truest honors as a chiropractor is the privilege to care for your children. It is an honor we take very seriously. Child chiropractic care is so important!

As far as the health of children is concerned, it was once believed that our children’s health was determined by the presence or absence of symptoms. Yet today we know so much more about health and the origins of disease. In fact, so much so that we know it is dangerous and costly to think of health as the absence of symptoms or disease. We now know that the health and quality of life of your children is better determined by their ability to take in, integrate and appropriately respond to environmental stimulus and experiences. We know that healthy, whole foods, clean air, and proper rest help build a strong foundation for them during childhood, which is fundamental to a healthy adulthood. Physically, chemically, emotionally, and spiritually, we know that injuries or experiences do affect a child’s ability to grow and mature into stable adults. The master control system of their bodies responsible for this foundation is the nerve system. We find many of our parents discover that when the focus of chiropractic is improving the function of the nerve system, the rest of the story makes sense. All stages of a child’s development: pregnancy, birth, and childhood benefit greatly when children experience this time with greater health and well-being.

The nerve system is the master control system of their body. Their brain is connected to every cell, tissue, and every organ through the nerves that run through their spine. This system is responsible for all growth and repair processes in their body. It also is responsible for hormone, gland, chemical, and emotional balance within their brain and body. With children, any interference or hindrance to the way this system communicates can go undetected, and does not often manifest until years later.

Symptoms are the body’s natural way of communicating that something is not right, but symptoms do not need to be and are often not present when a child’s nerve system growth and repair processes are directly impacted. Nerve imbalance can manifest later in life as physical problems, emotional issues, or behavioral issues if not addressed early in life.

Some parents initially seek chiropractic because they have heard that health concerns such as colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, breastfeeding difficulty, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, and stomach-aches may be related to their child’s nerve system function. And many parents also seek chiropractic care for their children because they have learned how great the great lifelong investment a healthy nerve system offers their children. Parents often report their children experience healthier immune systems, with better resistance to disease and better overall body function. A healthy nerve system positively influences the health of the immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system, all systems in the body. Children’s bodies are more connected to their healing system of the body, and so their bodies work with better efficiency.

Vitalistic chiropractic care for children is a lifestyle choice parents make which enables their children to be fully empowered to actively be connected to their source of life, and pursue the expression of the unique gifts they have been given.

Why is Chiropractic Care important for newborns?

Chiropractic care for newborns is so gentle, safe, and doesn’t involve any twisting or cracking sounds. Our best recommendation is that children be checked for subluxation soon after birth because of the potential damaging effects of the birth process itself. Even the gentlest and most natural of birth processes may leave the delicate nerve system of babies with unprocessed stress from the experience. This may be due to physical stress (pulling on their delicate neck and spine, forceps use or suction use, or c-section), chemical stress (medications during labor), and emotional stress (hey, it’s a brand new world out there!). One of the most dangerous and costly misconceptions held by people today is that the absence of symptoms indicates optimal health. But we know this is not the case. In the case of subluxation, interference patterns will cause a negative change in the nerve (healing) system, predisposing your baby to future symptoms, sickness or nerve dis-ease that may manifest months or even years later.

Early detection and correction of this nerve interference by a chiropractor is important especially in children because of their growth and development. They are laying down the foundation now for how well their body functions for the rest of their lives. Sixty-five percent of a child’s neurological development happens within her first year of life. It cannot be stressed enough how influential a balanced nerve system is for a child for his development the rest of his life.

Have questions you’d like us to answer? We appreciate the opportunity to field questions, clear up concerns and put prospective patients at ease before their first visit.  Email Dr. Rachel, or call our office at 570-359-3888 and she will help answer any questions you may have about chiropractic care for you and your family.

Our objective is to serve You!

Family Chiropractic does not replace or substitute for medical care; nor serve as treatment or cure for pathology or disease states, including physical, mental or emotional ailments. Any improvements in conditions reported to the chiropractor by the practice member are considered a good effect or benefit of body function improvement with chiropractic care, yet not the goal of chiropractic care. The goal of chiropractic care is a balanced, optimally connected nerve system. With a balanced nerve system you are better able to reach your full potential and to express more life.

Every man, woman, and child loves and deserves the opportunity to optimal healing. The surest way for this to be possible is through a balanced spine and nervous system. If you want Chiropractic to be part of your health journey and to allow yourself to experience a higher quality of life and dynamic health, we encourage you to have this experience firsthand. It is simple to get started, and we look forward to caring for you!

Dr. Rachel’s Office hours

9:00-3:00 Monday

9:00-6:00 Wednesday

12:00-6:00 Thursday

9:00-12:00 Saturday

& by Appointment

Dr. Rachel is currently accepting new patients!
Call our office today for individual or family appointments.

(570) 359-3888

We are excited to see you soon!

 

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