Chiropractic is the most effective method of detecting loss of function in the spine and joints, which, if left untreated can interfere with the healthy working of your nervous system.
The central nervous system is the great controlling system of the body, formed by the brain and spinal cord.
While the brain is encased by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, protected by 24 moving vertebrae.
When the joints between each vertebrae lose their normal range of motion, they can irritate the delicate nerves that exit from the spinal cord. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control and may affect the body’s natural ability to recover from injury, decrease resistance to disease and lower your performance level.
Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal dysfunction and the art of correcting them to enhance the body’s innate healing mechanism. Once the condition is stable and you are able to return to your normal activities, regular check ups with your chiropractor will reduce the risk of recurrence and improve your general well being.
Our Chiropractors use a variety of techniques including:
- Sacro-Occipital Technique
- Dry Needling
Your Chiropractor will modify your treatment to suit your personal needs, taking into account your history, current circumstance and examination findings.
What to Expect?
Your first visit will last between 40 minutes to an hour and will include a full consultation and examination by one of our Chiropractors. During the consultation your chiropractor will take an in depth history of the events surrounding your presenting complaint. Lifestyle factors will also be taken into account, as well as your past health history.
We will endeavour to keep all our patients details strictly confidential, and ensure that your medical history is kept between you and your chiropractor.
Following the consultation your chiropractor will perform a thorough physical examination, including a postural assessment, orthopaedic, neurological and medical tests. Your Chiropractor may require you to undress to your underwear for your examination, but a gown will be provided.
Before treatment starts your chiropractor will explain your examination findings, diagnosis and treatment plan. Your Chiropractor will also go through the basic anatomy of the spine and how your condition can affect your nervous system and overall well being.