Techniques

Chiropractic Adjustments

The primary course of care will be specific chiropractic adjustments. This is the name given to the corrective care delivered by the Chiropractor at each visit. An adjustment involves specific movements or pressure applied to the spine and other joints, in order to encourage proper movement and appropriate support where required. There are many different ways to adjust the spine and these are modified to suit the specific needs of each patient. Some Doctors use only their hands, while others will also use specialized tables or instruments. Each technique will be explained to you by Dr. Chris during your results session. 

Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint ‘popping’ sound. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluid in the joint. The presence or ‘loudness’ of this sound has little meaning and varies with each patient. Your Doctor may recommend additional procedures or suggest other ways to help reduce inflammation, provide relief, or enhance the healing process. These may include ice, heat, muscle and soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation, nutritional advice, exercises, or other procedures.

 

Traction using Adjusting Blocks

Some patients with low back or buttock pain resulting from sacroiliac joint dysfunction may favour more conservative chiropractic treatment over the traditional spinal manipulation techniques. Padded “blocks” that vary in shape and size are strategically placed underneath the body. With the patient lying face down, the practitioner can gently re-position the sacroiliac joints and other areas, employing gravity from the block instead of relying solely on force. As this technique is very gentle, it is an excellent way of treating patients with severe pain and ladies throughout all stages of their pregnancy. 

 

The Activator Adjusting Tool

The Activator is a specialised spring-loaded instrument that is used during an adjustment to provide a low-force impulse directed at specific locations along the spine and/ or other joints. It is seen as a very effective and conservative method of treatment and is especially useful for very stiff joints, those patients who have reduced bone density and the very young.

Muscle Release Techniques

Fascial Release:
Fascia is made up of tissue fibres, primarily collagen, that form sheets or bands beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles. Not only can muscles can become tight, the fascia that surrounds them can also become tight and restricted too.
The release of fascia is one of the gentlest techniques used but also one of the most effective. 

Trigger Point Therapy:
Trigger Points are localised areas of extreme tightness within a muscle. This technique will greatly reduce the tension within such areas. It is similar to acupuncture, but without the needles!!

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