Ask a Chiropractor

Hi there, I’m Dr. Shaila Callaghan. I am a family wellness chiropractor with a special focus in prenatal care and pediatrics, particularly children’s brain development. I completed my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011, where I was the proud recipient of the Vern Welsh Memorial Award for excellence in Radiology. Previously, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University, specializing in the fields of Botany and Histology. In my practice at the Vita Integrative Health Clinic at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto, I am proud to care for hundreds of pregnant ladies, kids of all ages (including newborns), and families alike. Outside of the clinic, I maintain a healthy and active lifestyle which I integrate into my daily practice. I enjoy hiking, boating, puzzles and I love to exercise and explore my surroundings! To book an appointment with Dr. Shaila, please call (416) 962-2000. Check out Dr. Shaila online at and

Q & A: Forceps Birth

Question: My baby was delivered vaginally with the help of forceps. His head looks normal, save for a small red mark on his temple, does he need to see a chiropractor? Will he have problems in the future directly related to being born with the help of forceps? As new parents, you do everything in your power to make sure your baby is healthy. You went through 9 months of pregnancy taking in good nutrients and supplements and avoided the...

August 15, 2014 Read Blog

Q & A: I have Pubis Symphysis Disorder

Question: I am eight months pregnant and have started to have pain and difficulty walking due to what I’ve been told is pubis symphysis disorder. Will a chiropractor help me? The quality of life for women with Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD) can be greatly diminished and can make pregnancy difficult and stressful. Although it is not life-threatening, it can be life-limiting! The symptoms of SPD vary amongst women, but almost all women who...

July 9, 2014 Read Blog

A bun in the oven AND a pain in your buns!

Expecting a baby can be an exciting time, but it can also be full of new aches and pains for the mommy to be! Back pain is one of the most common side effects of pregnancy, and up to 80% of pregnant women complain of moderate to debilitating back and leg pain. Today’s blog post is going to cover why back and posterior pelvic pain occurs in pregnancy and how the expectant mother can manage this pain and keep herself active throughout her entire...

January 24, 2012 Read Blog

Ear Infections and Chiropractic Care

Otitis media (middle ear infection) is very common among infants and toddlers. In fact, 60-85% of children will be affected within the first year of life alone! A middle ear infection is the second-most common reason for a child to visit their pediatrician and the most common reason for antibiotic prescription, costing the Canadian medical system over 600 million dollars per year (not including work time lost due to parents staying home to care...

January 10, 2012 Read Blog

WAAAAHHHHHy Won’t My Baby Stop Crying?!

What is Colic? Colic is described as an unexplained, extreme fussiness, not related to eating, that occurs within the first 3 months of life. Typically, it begins at about 2-3 weeks of age and gradually declines by the third month. Episodes are more common in the late afternoon and evening hours. Colic is known to occur in 20-30% of infants and can be quite distressing for new parents. Common characteristics: -sudden onset of intense...

December 12, 2011 Read Blog

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