How we treat
Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints, especially those of the spine, and their effects on the nervous system. Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and other areas of the body where signs of restrictions in movement are found. On first meeting you, the chiropractor will take a detailed history of your health, your reasons for seeking a consultation and a full examination will then be undertaken.
Chiropractic care involves treatment by manipulation to the joints of the spine or other areas of the body. Most often this involves a short impulse to the joint, resulting in an audible ‘crack’ as the joint is released, bringing relief of symptoms. The crack is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released. This is known as an ‘adjustment.’ Generally, chiropractic treatment does not hurt although there may be some minor short-term discomfort, which quickly passes for most patients. This helps to get the body moving correctly which frees and releases nerves trapped, allowing the body to heal itself.
Massage and deep tissue treatments aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, speed up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles, tissues and joints and prevents future muscle and tendon injuries. It removes tension in the muscles and fascia and relaxes body.
Rehabilitation and exercise
We use specific exercises scientifically proven to strengthen muscles and fascia needed to support areas to stop pain and improve performance. We will demonstrate the exercises and then make sure you know how to do them.
Posture and ergonomic advice
We will show you how to stand, sit, move, walk and lift. By doing these correctly it stops you stressing areas of your body that causes physical stress, pain and allowing the area to heal and stop re injury..
Acupuncture and dry needling
Western medical acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points in the body stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body.
This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endomorphism. It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.