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Testimonials

 

Through the years I have learned to listen even when a child had no voice, as there was something they always had to tell me. Whole Child Wellness was founded to bring a voice to all children, especially those that can’t speak or express their discomfort. Our mission is to bring together the pieces for happy parents and healthy children. This is a place of love, understanding and healing both for parents and children. We welcome you to our home and wish you future wellness! These are the stories of our children told by their parents about the struggles and triumphs…

“At my daughter’s 6 month pediatrician visit I was informed she had Torticollis. I began to research and found Dr. Brooks. We had our first visit and on that visit Dr. Brooks informed me of her other delays I had not been notified about including her inability to roll over, sit up, hold objects like her bottle, reach above her head, and hold up her head. In addition upon exam she noticed Emma’s eyes were not even and she was spitting up her food while feeding. Of course we began CST immediately and by the 2nd week of care Emma was rolling over and holding her head up, she was not lagging her head as much and seemed more active. By the 4th week her torticollis was gone, she was holding her own bottle, sitting up alone, holding her head straight up and her eyes were looking more even. We are thrilled and although we are not done with care she has made such large strides on a short period of time. I am so thankful we found her and fixed this problem before she continued to get worse.” Emma, Age 6 months

“We were struggling with Ryan’s delays, poor appetite, bowel movements and poor sleep to name a few. My son is now doing awesome; he is a totally different kid. Ryan is now speaking in 7-8 word sentences where there were no sentences prior. He loves to sing and is now asking “why” questions which lets me know he is engaged with our family. He is eating better with the diet changes, which we continue to see a huge benefit. Ryan now has a desire to be social and wants to play with other kids. Our potty accidents are a distant memory as he is now potty trained and asks to wear his underwear. His poor sleep has now been converted to 12 hours per night without waking and he is overall so much happier. This is the start of our great journey and with more work we are confident he will continue to surprise us.” Ryan, Age 4

“Jace is doing incredibly well!!!! He is off ALL medications and is a completely different child. He is sleeping better, he is calmer, he allergy free, he is potty trained again and his vocabulary has exploded. We are following the recommendations that Dr. Brooks set out for him regarding diet and supplements. We have him on a diet that is gluten, casein, dye, preservative free and he is thriving. I am thankful for Dr. Brooks and for the time she spent with us explaining what we could do to help Jace get healthier!” Jace, Age 3

Local parents reached out to DFWChild magazine and recommended Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP. Whether it is her bedside manner, flexibility or professional acumen, moms love her and want to recommend her to other moms!

“I was one of those tired mothers that was sick of hearing the same old thing and getting no answers. So, like most people I searched for an answer and I found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP. My daughter and her hit it off from the start and I felt as if someone was finally listening to me, not patting me on the back as they pushed me out the door. Lauren had some behavior issues which the school made me aware of all to often, picky eating, bed wetting, complaints of stomach pain, poor immune system, eczema on her legs, arms and back as well as back pain. The logical choice for me was to find a chiropractor for this pain she kept complaining about and of course I wanted someone who saw children, THEN I realized she could help us with everything. I did urine, stool and blood work immediately and I was shocked to find out she had IgE allergies to milk and wheat making this change to a gluten free, casein free diet a life-saver. Do you think in her 6 years of all those appointments anyone made food a correlation for me or even suggested it? NOPE. Lauren is doing fantastic and we still have some minor things to work on but I have every confidence we will get through this and all of this will be a distant memory.” Lauren, Age 6

“My husband and I have a 4 month old son and he had torticollis and plagiocephaly, as first time parents we did not even notice it until one of our mother’s pointed it out and then I leaped into action to figure out what could be done, I found WCW’s website and we went to see her. I always thought he just preferred right rotation but did not realize left rotation was lacking, painful and even if he would turn it was very limited. His torticollis of course lead to the plagiocephaly due to positioning from what I have now learned from Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP. Anyways, much to our surprise and amazement after ONLY 1 appointment he was able to turn his head and extend it for the first time and if distracted with a toy would attempt to look left, my mother-in-law was equally thrilled. My husband and I are so thankful and of course one treatment doesn’t “cure” anyone but his progress was amazing and we feel thankful for having found a resource not just for this problem now but for his future health” Elliott, Age 4 months

“My daughter was just 3 years old when her vaginal infections (yeast) began occurring about twice monthly and of course we tried all the topical creams, powders, and instructions given to us by our pediatrician who said this was normal and she “saw it all the time” so of course I trusted it would go away. Fast forward 3 years and she is a vivacious 6 year old still having infections but now she cries in pain, will not leave our home without the arsenal of creams and things she depends on to keep her discomfort at bay which, has obviously interfered with her wanting to attend events and blossom socially. She was also diagnosed with SPD and I got her name from my mom group and decided we would try to go see her for any recommendations. It soon became obvious that her picky eating, SPD, stomach aches and occasional attention issues were all related to this yeast infection brewing inside her entire body. She wasted no time, we did testing and within about 2 weeks she began to have a lessening of pain. Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP had us keep a chart of her bowel movements, when she used cream and her pain overall. This was tough for me as a mom because having all these changes although they help is just frustrating but we kept the course and she helped us through every step. I am elated to report we went to Disney World which would have NEVER happened and she is as close to perfect as she can be. We stay the course with some supplements and diet changes but now that she is 7 she understands how all this affects her body. We are thankful someone finally listened and figured out what was happening inside her body.” Sydney, Age 7

“Our son Londen was only 1 when we started to notice some abnormal things. He was a picky eater, had abnormal stool with undigested food particles, was non-social and covering of his ears with certain noises. Although he was our only child we knew something was not right but nobody but us seemed to be concerned. We found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and she listened and agreed we had something to be concerned about, we wasted no time and did testing. What we found on testing was alarming and relieving to finally see there was problems and we could fix it. We did a few months of care for all his abnormal labs and when it was all done we were amazed at how he was doing. His language was amazing for his age, he was socializing, happy and all our original complaints had vanished. We are both so thankful we found someone to listen and in turn help us before we got “diagnosed” with something. My advice to parents out there is do NOT wait, its never too early.” Londen, Age 2

“From the start I had trouble breastfeeding Alexis, she was a very small baby so I knew how important it was for her to get breast milk. Unfortunately, I was only able to pump for a month and we had to go to formula. Once we began the formula she had gas, belly pain as evident by her discomfort and pulling of her knees to her chest. I also struggled with reflux, which is why at 16 weeks I brought her to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP. By the 3rd visit I was seeing improvement, she suggested some diet changes together with Craniosacral therapy and she was perfectly comfortable, sleeping great and reflux was gone. Having guidance as a first time mom has been very helpful.” Alexis, 4 months

“My son Kaid is one of 5 and at age 2 I began to get worried. He was sick with sinus and allergy issues all the time, had dark circles under his eyes, seemed sliggish, and was a poor eater to the point where he was not gaining weight and falling off the growth chart. I knew his stomach bothered him because he would rub it. He also woke up every night and I would never have guessed she would “fix” that but she did! I found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and we began seeing her and in just a few short weeks I was noticing changes in him and others were too. Kaid looks alert, seems happier and stopped rubbing his tummy not to mention the fact that everyone got sick in the house and he was the only one that got over it on his own, no antibiotics required! She used Craniosacral Therapy, did some lab testing, modified his diet and added supplements. The therapy must feel good because he actually runs to her adjusting table! My oldest two kids are fighting about who gets to come into see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP next, I am thankful we have someone who listens to us and understands the body enough to feel out and correct what we don’t even know to ask for help with.” Kaid, Age 2

“Carter would wake up screaming in pain at night and would pull on his stomach. He also had eczema, fatigue, aggressive behavior, no language and excessive earwax for no apparent reason. We tried taking him to the hospital and all the tests they ran were normal and nobody could explain why he had so much earwax. He struggled with feeding problems that began at 18 months and we had to have a G-tube put in because it was so severe. Carter has had many illnesses, antibiotics and surgeries. We knew it was time to find an answer and get help, we found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP. In less than 8 weeks we saw an increase in his energy, he was imitating videos and us, his behavior was improving and he was sleeping for 11 hours every night, eye contact improved, no more waxy ears, attention was better, babbling much more and not waking screaming in pain. Its also exciting that we have started moving him to eating whole foods and we know he will continue to blossom.” Carter, Age 4

“Dawson has had a tough road and I decided after seeing extreme pain behaviors that it was time to get help. I found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and we began our journey. He was born with Down Syndrome and also has hypothyroid, insomnia, bowel accidents, aggressive behavior, poor immune function and craved gluten. His immune system was so bad I was taking him for injections every 3 months to help boost his system. I never realized how all this was connected and once she ran some tests it was clear most of these things could be fixed. I have seen his sleep normalize, bowel movements are normal, no immune shots needed since we came and his behavior is amazing in comparison to when we began care thanks to the integrative approach and Craniosacral Therapy. I have seen a huge difference in him since we met Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and its great to see him healthy and happy too.” Dawson, Age 9

“My son Dalton came to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP after seeing her speak last year, I knew I needed to have time to dedicate to his care so we have spent the summer focusing on his issues. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 but is in the talented and gifted program at school, he is very animated and articulate but has his struggles. We came to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP for CranioSacral Therapy to help with his anxiety, sleep and attention. I also decided after speaking with her to do lab testing and care as he was struggling with eczema, appetite and bowel movements. Dalton has only been seeing her for 8 weeks and his anxiety, sleep, no bellyaches and appetite have all improved. He is doing great and were not even through with our treatment plan yet, it has been a relief to see him do so well and be able to be calm.” Dalton, Age 8

“Our son had not been formerly diagnosed but as parents of 4 children we knew something was not right. He preferred to play alone, stack his toys, would rock for long periods of time, bite himself, had 1 or 2 words, would wake screaming at night, only had 2 bowel movements weekly, chronic ear infections, reflux and food texture issues. We had our hands full but decided to seek out care, we found Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and so began our path. In 7 short weeks he was having daily bowel movements, sleeping great, reflux was gone and eating was going great. Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP did Craniosacral Therapy on him and that night he slept the whole night through which he had never done before, he also started talking. The most amazing thing as a mom was hearing him say “mama” and “I love you” for the first time. He is wanting affection now and I have never been able to have that with him. It has been a tremendous experience for us all and we are still in the beginning stages of his journey. We think he is doing great and look forward to more improvement and guidance from Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP”. Micah, Age 18 months

“Our autistic son began his care with Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP having diarrhea, behavior problems, allergies and chronic infections. After 2 weeks we noticed his diarrhea was gone, his sleep was improved, he went from being sick every other week to healthy, socialization is great and he began singing. Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP made things easier by recommeding a vitamin we could GET IN HIM! We have continued to see improvements in his behavior and the removal of his daily allergy medication. We are happy to report he is talking a ton!” Max, Age 3

“I first went to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP late in my pregnancy when I was suffering from headaches and pressure in my head. I knew about the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy and chose to have her help me. I was able to get in only a few adjustments before giving birth yet experienced tremendous relief from the pain and more restful sleep, plus I had a gentle and easy birth.” Cynthia, Mom

“I sought the help of Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP for my 3 year old daughter, her diagnosis given was PDD-NOS. Her symptoms included headaches, stomach aches, rashes, didn’t sleep through the night, poor appetite and mushy, foul bowel movements. She would have these screaming fits with no explanation and I was determined to help her out of her obvious pain. We began care with some easy take home testing and began to make changes to her diet, added supplements and did Craniosacral Therapy. The first week I noticed the screaming fits stopped and all we did was give her some digestive support, by the 3rd week she was sleeping the entire night and using more words. I am also happy to report NO headaches since we started seeing her and I attribute that to the Craniosacral Therapy. She now has more regular bowel movements and is eating well. I am hopeful that she will continue to improve now that Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP is addressing her whole body”. Emily, Age 3

“After seeing Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP myself I decided to take my newborn daughter to see her as she was struggling with reflux, gas, colic, limited neck movement. She cried for hours on end and did not sleep for more than 2-3 hours at a time. After her first CST treatment she slept 5 hours straight that night! The colic and reflux have disappeared, she naps easily, and sleeps well at night. I attribute these changes to the few CST treatments she had with Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP” Elayna, Age 6 weeks

“Our son Chris is on the spectrum and he never really spoke, was sick often, had food texture issues and refused to eat, he would lay awake for hours each night unable to sleep and refused to potty train. He’s now totally potty trained, starting junior kindergarten next Monday and he is talking up a storm with everyone he meets!! It has been wonderful to see Chris improving with the guidance of Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP, everyone is noticing a difference and Chris seems much happier, which is priceless. The changes since we have been working with her have been incredible. We are thankful to Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP for setting us on the right path.” Chris, Age 4

“Nicholas is on the spectrum and was suffering with reflux, insomnia, sinus infections, yeast, ear infections, Pettit mal seizures and constipation. He was also non-verbal and non-responsive, as well as violent at times. After meeting Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP I decided to take him to see her to find out what was really going on inside his body. It has been a tough road for us and I am happy to report he is healthy, sleeping better, more attentive, more focused, having normal bowel movements 2-3 daily, no reflux, having less seizures, singing and talking!!! This summer he attended a 9-week swim class successfully. Last week he walked into see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP and said “hi”, we both were so thrilled.” Nicholas, Age 3

“We struggled with our daughters immune system for a long time, she was sick for months at a time not to mention the dozens of ear infections. I am happy to say since seeing Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP she has not had an infection for almost a year now. Thank you for being so loving to Taylor and believing in her, with our awesome team our child is blooming.” Taylor, Age 10

“I took my son to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP for help with his delayed speech, constipation, picky eating/poor nutrition to name a few. He has not been diagnosed on the spectrum but I noticed he lost engagement in November 2009. After running tests, doing some diet changes and adding supplements he has had gains in language, normal bowel movements and has been able to focus and stay still. Also, he is eating and sleeping well and our school has reported he seems clearer.” Travis, Age 2

“My son was diagnosed PDD-NOS at 2yoa. He was also struggling with sleep, speech, eczema, constipation, self-stimulatory behaviors and was compulsively eating and vomiting for no reason. We have been to several doctors and I decided to do research and went to a meeting where I heard Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP speak. We have seen great success and it started early. After a month he began talking up a storm and slept in his own bed for the first time ever! He was dialoguing with me, asking me questions and having conversation. Now, he is very bright and I knew he was capable but his reading and language are incredible. His compulsive eating also stopped after about 6 weeks in care with her as well as improvements socially. His bowel movements normalized and he was not having the large volume, explosive episodes anymore. I remember when he began to be interested in foods he would have NEVER eaten previous and I soon realized his picky eating days were over. We went to camp this summer for the first time and he had a great time. I continue to see improvements all around and I am thankful to have him. This whole experience ha s made me a better parent and person. I tell any and everyone who will listen about the possibilities and hope that Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP provides. Parents often speak of doing “whatever it takes” to make a child whole and happy. Comments about my son’s social and behavioral improvements at home and at school really make me feel like I am doing everything I can to make his life more enjoyable.” Decatur, Age 5

“We went to see Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP when she was 3 months old for reflux and abnormal bowel movements but after the visit we realized we had to address some digestive issues as well. Some minor changes were made to her formula for her comfort. she did Craniosacral Therapy which helped with her reflux, sleep and overall mood. I was a bit apprehensive about the Cranioscaral Therapy but when I saw the results and how gentle it was my fears vanished. She is now a comfortable happy baby.” Lillie, Age 3 months

“I brought my daughter into Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP to address her constipation, right sided muscle weakness and reflux. Lexi was born very premature and has struggled with reflux due to some developmental things. I soon learned after seeing her that Lexi had Torticollis. I saw improvements almost immediately after her first CST treatment, her range of motion is now normal, she has daily bowel movements and her reflux improved greatly. We were so thrilled!” Lexi, Age 9 months

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