Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Dr. Jen Hasilo

Dr. Hasilo received her chiropractic education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and her bachelor of science, honours specialization, in food & nutrition from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Hasilo is a family chiropractor, providing care to individuals in all stages of life, with specialization in PRENATAL chiropractic care. She received her training through the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association and holds certification in the Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique specifically tailored towards the needs of pregnant individuals. Dr. Hasilo treats a variety of ailments including: acute, chronic, and overuse injuries, where individualized care is the foundation of her practice, utilizing spinal manipulation, myofascial release, acupuncture and kinesiotaping. We are excited to have her join our Sport Medicine team!

To book an appointment with Dr. Hasilo or to learn more, please contact our Victoria Village location, 72 Ross St. at 705.722.9981.


How can a chiropractor help during pregnancy?

It is very common to experience discomfort during pregnancy, which can be attributed to two things. The first is your growing baby. This additional weight places more stress through your joints and changes your gait and posture; which leads to discomfort. The second is the increased levels of relaxin. This hormone has increased quantities during pregnancy to help prepare the body for labour, which causes the loosening of pelvicligaments. As these loosen, the stability of your pelvis is compromised, leading to dysfunction and quite commonly pain.

Chiropractic care can reduce pelvic and low back pain, pubic symphysis discomfort, rib pain, numbness, minimize intra-uterine constraint by balancing the pelvis and removing the torsion of pelvic ligaments and ease labour pains.

When should a pregnant woman seek chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is beneficial throughout the entire pregnancy. Having chiropractic care early on in your pregnancy minimizes the risk of discomfort, dysfunction and complications that could occur during pregnancy, especially when you reach the third trimester.

Is it safe for baby?

Yes, absolutely. It is actually beneficial for the baby as well. The chiropractic adjustments, specifically to the pelvis, help optimize the baby’s position, allowing more space for the baby to move and grow.

What is the Webster technique?

It is a chiropractic technique tailored towards pregnant individuals to create balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. It is safe and gentle for mom and baby. With the use of a chiropractic pregnancy pillow, my pregnant patients are able to lie on their stomach comfortably to provide a safe and effective treatment for mom and baby. Treatment focuses on the joints, muscles and ligaments that are commonly affected as hormone levels change, baby develops and as your centre of gravity shifts forward. The goal is to reduce the effects of joint restrictions, specifically in the pelvis, remove torsion of pelvic ligaments, allowing more space for baby and to loosen up tight musculatures.

Do you have special training to work with pregnant women?

Yes, through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), I have completed numerous courses and seminars to acquire the skills required to work with pregnant women. I also hold certification in the Webster technique.