Chiropractic is the art and science concerned with the balance of structure and function in the spine and nervous system. Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system; this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Australian chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who study at university for a minimum of five years, and there is growing research and evidence base not only in Australia but through international federations (CAA)
The underlying principle of Chiropractic is that good health requires good nervous system function. Irritation or loss of movement along the 24 mobile segments of the spine can impair or interfere with the proper function of the nervous system. Chiropractors aim to improve the function of the spine and nervous system through Chiropractic adjustments. There are many different types of adjustments; some are quick, others use slow steady pressure, and tools such as specialised tables or an "activator" may be used.
Who can have Chiropractic care?
Anyone! And all ages! Everyone can enjoy better function and health through Chiropractic.
For seniors, improved spinal function can mean better mobility, endurance. Researchers in New Zealand have shown improved reaction times in seniors under Chiropractic care- this can help reduce falls and injuries.
For athletes Chiropractic reduces the wear and tear on the body, improves function, and is a drug and surgery way of reducing pain and managing injuries. Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential.
Children and even infants can also benefit, because spinal trauma can occur at birth, and later during childhood activities. There is also a growing body of evidence to suggest that Chiropractic is helpful in reducing crying in collicy babies. Dr Jennifer and Dr Heather utilise the Well Kids program to help Children function at their best
What can chiropractors treat?
Chiropracors seek to improve the function and mobility of the spine and body, so any dysfunction in the musculo-skeletal system can be aided by our treatment. That includes
lower back pain
Wait did you say kids and chiropractic?
From the moment we are born the spine and nervous system is continually facing challenges. Babies need to learn and adapt very quickly to amazing new skill sets- from feeding to holding their head against gravity to look around. Not to mention the great strength and coordination it takes learning to crawl and walk, and that is without all the knocks, bumps and falls they take along the way. Ensuring a great functioning spine helps babies and toddlers reach these exciting milestones.
As children embark on their journey at school they are required to sit for great lengths of time along with the increasing use of technology. These too can place a great deal of stress on the growing spine causing tension and postural issues.
The way chiropractors work with kids often differs greatly to how we treat adult spines. Often only a light touch or stretch is needed to help their spine function at its best
What should I expect?
Our chiropractors take a full history of your health and perform a detailed exam to fully understand the areas of your spine that may not be functioning at their best. We will explain our findings and offer treatment options we think will best help you to achieve your health goals.
If X-ray images are needed we refer to a specialist radiology clinic, and take a closer look at the structure of your spine and any areas of concern.
Our Chiropractors have a range of techniques that can be adapted and suited to any body.
What is Remedial massage?
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
Our therapists will look specifically at the areas causing you concern and are able to work with the body and muscles to help increase function and reduce discomfort.
They are able to use multiple techniques, and can vary pressure to suit your needs.