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Welcome to the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast!

Jan 23, 2020


Drs. James Thompson and Sarah Hogan, chiropractors practicing as a team in Meaford, Ontario who specialize in family care and optimizing early childhood neurological development.

In this episode, we will cover:

  • What Primitive Reflexes are and what they are important to your baby’s brain development
  • A timetable of when primitive reflexes are supposed to be there and when they are supposed to go away (or be “integrated”)
  • What happens if a reflex isn’t there in your baby and what you can do about it

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About Dr. James Thompson:

Dr. James Thompson’s journey in chiropractic service began in 1975 when he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He has operated a family wellness practice in Meaford Ontario since that time.

His approach to chiropractic service in terms of both philosophy and technique has been influenced by two giants of the chiropractic profession with whom he worked closely.

The first was Dr. J. Clay Thompson who developed a special type of adjusting able which made spinal correction easier on both the doctor and the patient. Clay Thompson also created a system of spinal analysis whereby by observing where in the human body misalignments of the spine were causing nervous system irritation the chiropractor could know how to correct the spine most efficiently.

The second influence was Dr. Larry Webster, who is said to be the grandfather of chiropractic pediatrics. James Thompson taught with Dr. Webster for many years and from him learned many special methods of adjusting baby’s spines. During those years he also many children recover from seemingly impossible conditions.

Dr. Thompson is married with two children of his own and he cherishes the time he spends teaching other chiropractors as he serves as one of the teaching team for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

About Dr. Sarah Hogan:

Dr. Sarah Hogan is a 2013 graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. 

While attending Dr. Thompson’s ICPA module, she found a great mentor. Dr. Thompson has helped shape her to become the chiropractor she is today. Since then, Dr. Sarah and Dr. Thompson have worked side by side in practice in Ontario and in teaching together around the world. 

As a team, they have also created, developed and launched the new SalutoMetric program, helping chiropractors confidently examine infants.

Personally she enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle where fitness and healthy eating are high priorities for her.