What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between your spine (structure) and your nervous system (function).
You may have heard the phrase ‘structure governs function’. This refers to the premise that if the structure of your body is not optimal, the functioning of your body may also not be optimal.
A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to treat and rehabilitate health conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints. These are also called musculoskeletal health disorders. Common musculoskeletal health disorders that chiropractors commonly help with include:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Some types of headaches and migraines
- Joint pain and muscular tension
- Sciatica (nerve pain)
- Postural problems
- Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck, arms or legs
- Sports injuries, and more
You can read more about the conditions we address on our Conditions page here.
Chiropractic Techniques and Methods
The origin of the word Chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praktikos (done) i.e. done by hand.
Chiropractors use a range of different methods to diagnose health problems, including:
- Clinical examination and postural assessments
- Diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or MRIs
- Nerve scans
They also use a range of different treatment methods, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments (manipulations and mobilisations)
Soft tissue work
Stretches, exercises and traction
When it comes to Chiropractic care, we use a range of different techniques and methods to suit your needs. This includes Gonstead, SOT, Diversified, Thompson Drop, Activator, cranial and extremity (arm and leg) techniques.
Depending on the outcome of your assessment, if Chiropractic care is not appropriate in your case, we are happy to refer you to the appropriate health practitioner.