Chiropractic is a non-surgical musculoskeletal specialty with a focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of biomechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors receive 5 years full time of combined University Undergraduate and Postgraduate training, ensuring that their methods are delivered in the safest possible manner. And as with other Medical Professionals further postgraduate studies and research are completed every year.
Chiropractors treat the whole individual in light of their particular condition, considering how this diagnosis will affect the function of the person, their nervous system and general health.
These approaches are applied to injury management in the form, of acute, subacute and chronic injury as well as in the prevention of injury and the optimisation of athletic performance through the pursuit of the highest efficiency in neuromusculoskeletal functioning.
Treatments emphasize spinal adjustments, extremity adjustments and soft-tissue manipulation. We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience. We use both manual methods and low force techniques, always involving you in the treatment, explaining what your condition is, and how it can be managed with a combined approach of patient comfort, evidence based practice and practitioner recommendations.
In addition soft tissue techniques are utilized to inhibit overly active muscles. These may include Trigger Point Therapy, muscle releases and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Management (IASTM) techniques such as Graston® and FAKTR®.
IASTM is particularly effective at breaking down adhesions in fascia and realigning scar tissue, so that healthy healing can now take place. We may therefore treat you and your condition while you perform certain functional movements such as squatting, lunging or using a tennis racquet or holding a cricket ball. Treatments therefore always include rehabilitation and motor reprogramming; they tend to be dynamic and fun; and are always individualized to the patient’s sports specific or functional needs.
Depending on your condition, we may also choose to utilize rigid or kinesio taping, ice or heat therapy, nutritional advice, exercise prescription and/or referral or co-management with one of the other healthcare providers.