A Chiropractor is an allied health professional that focuses on treating musculoskeletal conditions that involve muscles and joints through manual techniques and strengthening exercises, along with dietary, nutritional and lifestyle advice. They work alongside Physiotherapists, Remedial Massage Therapists and other allied health practitioners to deliver well-rounded patient care.
During a Chiropractic consult, we will ask you a series of specific questions relating to your overall health, pain and injury. After performing special tests and movements to assess your condition, a tailored treatment plan will be developed for you.
Dry needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s natural ability to lengthen and shorten by releasing myofascial trigger points.
Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy involving hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia in order to break adhesions and optimize your muscle function.
Exercise rehabilitation is a personally prescribed set of exercises that range from active movement through to strengthening exercises using therabands, body weight and resistance machines or free weights.
The most popular therapeutic treatment performed by Chiropractors is spinal manipulation. This technique creates stretch and torque through a joint, resulting in a release of muscle and joint tension, restoring movement.
Joint mobilisation is a technique chiropractors use to restore the small, involuntary movements that assist joints to perform to their optimum. Joint mobilisation involves performing a back and forth oscillation of the joint in order to restore motion.