What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic health care is based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, skull and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
Chiropractors use a specific type of manipulation called an adjustment to improve many health problems that are related to the skeletal and muscular system.
Depending on what best suits your personal needs, history and current circumstances, our Chiropractors can apply a variety of techniques, including:
- Manual Adjustments
- Low Force Adjustments
- Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
- Dry Needling
When Should I see a Chiropractor?Conditions treated by a Chiropractor
- Back Injuries
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Period Pain
- Problems with Posture
- Upper Limb Joint Problems (including shoulder, elbow and wrist)
- Lower Limb Joint Problems (including knee, hip, ankle and feet)
- Problems with Sleep
What to expect when visiting our clinic?
On arrival at the clinic you will be greeted by a friendly smile from our reception staff. Our staff will take down some simple details and confirm what assessment and treatment you may be receiving in your session.
Once ready for your first session, your Chiropractor will discuss your health issues with you and learn why you have sought chiropractic treatment. They may ask questions about your medical history and/or lifestyle choices to determine the most suitable treatment for you.
Your Chiropractor will then perform a complete chiropractic examination testing reflexes and flexibility. This examination may also include postural analysis, orthopedic testing, neurological testing, joint and muscle palpation with your consent.If required, you may be sent for x-rays to help determine the most effective treatment for you before going ahead with an adjustment. Depending on your examination results, the next step would be your first chiropractic adjustment.
Your Chiropractor will always ensure that you feel comfortable and confident with their decisions. They happy to answer any of your questions and will fully explain any treatment you are to receive beforehand.
An initial consultation should take approximately 30 minutes.
The second time you visit our clinic we would have received a written report explaining the findings of any tests or x-rays you may have been sent for. Your Chiropractor will clearly explain the results and answer any questions you may have about the findings.
A re-examination will then take place to test how you are progressing. Your Chiropractor will then discuss what the most suitable ongoing treatment should be, including any required ongoing chiropractic treatment and any activities you can do
We recommend that you complete your treatment plan discussed with your Chiropractor to achieve your optimal health.
Patients sometimes make the mistake of receiving their treatment once and then fail to follow up with their Chiropractor for recommended treatments. This can significantly limit the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment as patients usually still feel pain after their initial adjustment, with noticeable improvement often coming with extended treatment.
Chirohealth does not believe that shortcuts are in the best interests of our clients and our focus is not on just resolving your health and fitness issues today, but educating, treating and preparing you for tomorrow and beyond. We regularly review your case and monitor your progress against your goals. As we reach your desired outcomes, you decide when to cease care at which time we close your file until you need us again. Many people opt for a maintenance plan of regular check-ups for continued good health and for prevention of a recurrence of symptoms. It’s all up to you!
Phases of Chiropractic CareThere are three phases of Chiropractic care: Relief Care, Corrective / Restorative Care and Wellness Care.
Phase 1: Relief Care
Unfortunately, pain isn’t always an indicator of health and usually only appear after a condition has advanced. So after phase one when relief is achieved and pain subsides, underlying conditions still remain and further treatment is necessary.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During this stage your symptoms may mildly flare-up occasionally. This is an indication that your body has not fully healed yet and that the underlying problem is healing slowly.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Routine chiropractic care helps to ensure you avoid future problems, long term damages and many of the back conditions people suffer from to ensure the life of your joints.
The Chiropractor will give you a schedule of recommended care but it is always your decision as to how long you wish to benefit from chiropractic care.