Chiropractic methods of treatment
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles), and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustments and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
Chiropractors have a specialist interest in neck and back pain but when they assess their patient they take their entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account.
A range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, with an emphasis on hands-on manipulation of the spine.
They can also offer advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and rehabilitation programmes that involve exercises to do in the patients own time.
There are many different approaches and techniques used by chiropractors, because of this, the treatment approach taken by one chiropractor might be significantly different from that of another. However, all chiropractors will take a detailed patient history and assessment of the condition the patient is visiting
SOFT TISSUE TREATMENT
This is performed using various soft tissue techniques, which may include forms of massage, stretching etc to in addition to the Chiropractic adjustment assists in creating mobilization of restricted areas of the body.
EXERCISE AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES
Each patient will be given an exercise programme tailored to each individual and their condition/injury. This will take the form of stretching to help with increased mobility/movement and then following on with strength exercises to create the all important stability. Stability is important looking into the future to help prevent re-occurrence and in addition removing stress on other surrounding structures in the form of compensation.
There maybe some conditions which can benefit from additional support not just in the sporting arena also but also in some general rehabilitation programmes to give the body extra support when commencing strengthening exercises to create stability.
We are continuing to expand the range of services and will soon be offering Acupuncture!