What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health.

Chiropractors focus on the relationship between your body’s structure and function and how that in turn affects optimal health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, and everyday wear and tear that happens to us all. Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by a Chiropractor is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment”. A Chiropractic adjustment is a manual procedure that uses highly refined skills developed during the intensive years of chiropractic education. The technique involves the chiropractor applying thrusts of varying speed and forces to joints in the body, particularly the spine in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. A chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort.

Types of treatment we offer:

Chiropractors are well known for their expertise in caring and treating for patients including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and conditions that involve muscles, ligaments and joints.

At your first consultation a case history along with a physical and orthopaedic examination will be taken. We will then explain what treatment protocol will be performed and will explain what the patient could do at home to help with their pain. We will educate the patient on healthy habits, occupational and lifestyle modification and what exercises can be done to help with their pain.

Types of treatments include:

  • Diversified manual adjustments of the spine, jaw and limbs
  • Flexion-Distraction
  • Mechanical Neck Traction
  • Dry Needling
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Electrotherapy (IFC & TENS)
  • Therapeutic Stretching
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Active & Passive Release Techniques
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy for paediatrics
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) - this is used to treat chronic tendinopathies such as tennis and golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, shoulder pain, ITB syndrome and calcified tendons.