Modern Chiropractic is widely practised and accepted in Australia, the UK, the USA and many other countries. It is regarded as the third largest primary health care profession behind medicine and dentistry.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a profession which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints, and their effects on the nervous system.
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and other parts of the body where signs of restriction of movement are found. This improves mobility and relieves pain. The treatment is known as an 'adjustment' or manipulation.
Modern Chiropractic is evidence based and and uses a variety of tested diagnostic and treatment methods on a wide range of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system including those of the extremities (knees, shoulders, elbows, feet). Proactively aiming for the cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms, modern Chiropractic looks at dysfunction in the neuromuscularskeletal system, how this affects the overall health of the body, and how this dysfunction can be addressed to restore optimal function.
What to Expect
On your first visit, your chiropractor will take your details, and then take a complete medical history together with information about your current condition in order to establish an overall picture of your health. A comprehensive examination then will be done, concentrating on the neuro-muscular system. The examination will incorporate a postural analysis, standard orthopaedic and neurological tests and biomechanical assessment of individual joints.
You will then be given a report of findings, where you will be told what the problem is, and how we can help you. You will be told about any exercise or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be beneficial. In most cases you will then be offered treatment immediately, although in some cases when appropriate, x-rays or other tests may be required, and we will make the relevant arrangements.
If we cannot help you, we will advise you on the most appropriate alternative.