What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions (problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles). Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, a chiropractor is trained and qualified to assess and treat all the joints of the body, not only those relating to the spine. Chiropractic care is concerned with the assessment and correction of abnormal joint movement and position.

Many people are looking for a more natural approach to their healthcare. Chiropractic uses no drugs or surgery and is extremely safe. Published research is now validating the positive results that chiropractic patients have experienced over the last 100 years. Chiropractic is a highly cost-effective health strategy for both patients and third-party payers.

At an appointment, after thorough medical history and exam the practitioners’ findings will be explained to you and the treatment options given. Treatment at the Chiropractor is case dependant i.e. taylored to the individual, and may involve a range of techniques. These include:

Specific Joint Manipulation, Joint Mobilisation, Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling, Neuromuscular Therapy, Activator, Massage, Exercise and Kinesiology Taping

Each patient is an individual, and the application of any treatment is decided upon on this basis. This is consistent with all aspects of your care. The options will be discussed with you by your Chiropractor.