Chiropractic is a primary health care profession which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of musculoskeletal complaints including back, neck and joint pain. Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment, which primarily works by restoring normal function to joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments, allowing them to function at their optimum, which therefore promotes healing and helps to prevent injury.
The most common form of treatment is a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation, which involves your chiropractor using their hands to perform precise, quick and small movements into joints, more often than not within the spine, to try and restore their normal function. You may hear a ‘click’ or a ‘pop’ during the manipulation; this is a normal response to the manipulation.
Other techniques that chiropractors use to treat joints include mobilisations, activator technique, flexion-distraction and drops.
Our chiropractors will also use a variation of soft tissue techniques within their treatments in order to resolve their patients problems, however if they feel you need a more in depth soft tissue assessment/treatment they may decide that you need an appointment with our Soft Tissue Therapist Ash, after which they will work closely together, and co-manage your health-care in order to give you the best possible outcome.