Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The important functions of the body are controlled by the nervous system, comprising the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system and its relationship to your body including your muscles, joints and bones. Throughout your spine, areas of spinal stress can occur, causing impairment to the nervous system.
Chiropractors are trained to locate areas where spinal stress occurs, through a thorough examination of the spine. Soft tissue massage and specific spinal adjustments then help to reduce the irritation in the nervous system. This aids your body to heal and regulate itself naturally.
A registered chiropractor in Australia must have studied an accredited 5-year University education program including a Masters degree. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are internationally recognised a considered safe* and effective for all, young and old.
Phases of Chiropractic Care
Initial Intensive Care
Pain and other symptoms bring most patients to the chiropractor and the first thing they want is to feel better. During this phase, your visits are more frequent and aimed at stabilizing and improving the movement of your spine, as we eliminate your symptoms.
After your symptoms have improved we concentrate on restoring the joints, muscles and ligaments to the best possible state so that you gain maximum function and health. Rehabilitative care aims to achieve complete healing, not just pain relief. Your visits will be less frequent and we will introduce exercise and other self care to aid your recovery.
Treatment in this stage is aimed at preventing a chronic condition from reoccurring or the arousal of new symptoms.
*Chiropractic care is generally considered safe but occasionally may cause adverse reactions in some people. For more information regarding the risk of treatment specific to your personal situation, please consult your chiropractor.