Dr-Jenelle-Bourgeois Dr. Jenelle Bourgeois-Bell
Hons. Bacc. H.Sc., DC (USA), DACCP
Member of ACCP, ABA, CLCWA, ICPA

Dr. Jenelle is passionate about optimising child health and development. She sees only children, and women who are pregnant or in their postpartum period. She is a strong advocate, support and resource for breastfeeding mothers and their children. She enjoys supporting mothers in experiencing the birth they desire. Her management plans for patients are based on a comprehensive history and exam, evidence-based outcomes and clinical experience. She is looking forward to hosting pregnancy workshops and Mother’s Groups to foster understanding and enhance the community support all mothers need.

Dr. Jenelle has a diversified skill base that may help mothers and children in a variety of ways. She graduated from Palmer College in the USA and she holds a Chiropractic Paediatrics Diplomate from the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (DACCP). She uses a variety of chiropractic techniques, including drop piece, Gonstead/Diversified (manual) and Logan/Webster.

Dr. Jenelle is a director/Regional Representative of the (ACCP), and is an author of its recent publication “Chiropractic Evidence-Based Management of Breastfeeding Difficulty". She is also a tutor for the ChiroPaeds Diplomate programme.Dr. Jenelle is Webster Certified and has trained in Spinning Babies to help optimise baby’s positioning in pregnancy. She has undergone local practitioner support training through Hypnobirthing Australia, in addition to other areas of training in physiological (natural) childbirth.

Originally Canadian but now an Australian citizen, Jenelle has lived across the globe ranging from the snow in Canada, the jungles of Borneo, the cities of Belgium, and the outback of Karratha. Since 2016 Jenelle has been living in Glen Forrest with her husband, daughter, and local identities – her two adopted golden retrievers. Jenelle loves to dance and regularly participates in swing, and more recently she has reached her childhood dream of dancing ballet “en-pointe".

CHILDREN
Children do not simply have smaller versions of adult spines and additional factors need to be taken into consideration. Common conditions managed in infants include breastfeeding difficulty, colic (irritable baby) and torticollis. Limps, learning difficulties and injuries are common in children.

PREGNANCY
Balancing the pelvis and providing evidence-based information regarding birth options and choices are the primary focus of Pregnancy care, as well as addressing any discomfort. Pregnancy is about growing healthy mothers as well as babies.

POSTPARTUM
Support for a new mother is essential to the health and well-being of both mother and baby. Common components of care include normal infant behaviour, spine discomfort with breastfeeding and appropriate referral to other health care practitioners.

SAFETY
Chiropractic care of children in Australia has an exemplary safety record. All adjustments are performed with the minimal required force, with the patient’s age, size and preferences important factors to consider.