Our clinic is different – to help you achieve your goals our Chiropractors have continued to expand their knowledge and are skilled in a wide range of therapies such as dry needling, massage, cupping, stretching and exercise rehabilitation.
We are equipped with a range of health care porfessionals such as massage therapists, myotherapists and psychologists (New View Psychology) to provide you with care throughout all stages of recovery.
We understand that fixing your problem isnt just about getting rid of the pain, but going beyond being simply “pain free”. We focus on fixing the underlying issues that led to your injury in the first place.
Our Chiropractic patients greatly benefit from our approach which involves more than one type of therapy preformed in a single session.
Chiropractic Adjustment/ Spinal Manipulation
This specialized technique performed by our Chiropractors is utilised to restore motion to a joint that has lost its normal movement and has become fixated (what your chiropractor calls a “subluxation”).
A fixated and stressed joint interferes with communication between the brain and the joint/muscle complex, further affecting the motion of the joint and the spinal region. Another point that cannot be overlooked is that joints require nourishment through movement – a fixated joint is therefore lacking nourishment and will heal poorly.
The adjustment is performed by the chiropractor using his or her hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint, pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. You may hear popping or cracking sounds as your chiropractor moves your joints.
Repeated adjustments over time will reteach the brain to control the affected joint and improve the movement and allow the area to heal.
There are several circumstances for the use of gentle chiropractic techniques:
- Patient preference: Some patients do not feel comfortable with traditional spinal manipulation based on past experience or concern with not being able relax.
- Chiropractor’s experience: Our chiropractors determine the most effective technique to get the best results and will adapt several techniques to suit the patient’s needs for healing.
- Contraindications: Some patients may not be able to tolerate the traditional chiropractic adjustment. These include cases of prior injury, spinal instability, osteoporosis and inflammatory conditions.
It is common for a combination of methods to be utilized, in addition to adjunctive therapy such as exercise and heat/cold therapies, for chiropractic management of cervical spine pain.
Three examples of commonly employed techniques include the ‘Drop-piece’, ‘Activator’ and ‘Blocks’.
The drop-piece table utilizes the motion of a small calibrated drop mechanism from the table allowing the Chiropractor to manipulate the fixated joint- whether it be spinal or limb joint
The activator is a hand held instrument that provides a quick gentle impulse to the fixated joints.
The blocks (biomechanical wedges) are utilized for lumbar and pelvic complaints. With specific placement of the blocks under your pelvis whilst laying down on the Chiropractic table we are able to help remove torsion and re-align the pelvis.
Dry Needling is a treatment technique used to decrease pain and release muscular trigger points (knots in the muscle). It is also utilised to stimulate your body’s natural inflammatory response and fast track the healing process.
Dry needling is performed with a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) inserted into the contracted muscle.