Our Techniques are suitable for the whole family.
We use a number of safe, gentle and highly effective techniques to maximise your results. In some instances we may only perform chiropractic adjustments alone, and on other visits you may find that we combine chiropractic corrections with a few other techniques. The assessments that we perform on each visit will allow us to determine the techniques which will give us the best possible results for that visit.
We understand that some of you may have had chiropractic care in the past. And if you do have a preference to a particular technique, please let us know. This will help us to assist you better. By the same token, if you have had a previously bad experience by a chiropractor, we would also like to know. We can cater our treatment sessions in any way that you feel comfortable.
Below you will find the chiropractic techniques we utilise most often in our practice.
This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients.
Once we have assessed your spine and identified the exact area of spinal misalignment, a specific manual thrust is applied to the spinal joint/s involved. The direction, speed and depth that is used is the result of years of experience, practice, and a thorough understanding of spinal biomechanics. A slight ‘popping’ sound may be heard as the correction is applied. This sound is merely the effect of the shifting of gas and fluids in the joints.
By improving spinal biomechanics, Diversified corrections helps to reduce nervous system interference and restore proper range of motion of the spinal joints.
An Applied Kinesiology practitioner uses muscle testing as a guide to assess your nervous system function and find a solution to your health concern. It is based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances, or other organ or gland problems.
At Chiropractic Care, we will analyse your posture, gait, strength and flexibility to develop a complete understanding of the cause of your health concern. Once a diagnosis is made, our treatments will usually involve a combination of the following:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Muscle rehabilitation
- Acupuncture meridian therapy
- Nutritional support
- Visceral corrections
- Cranial techniques
Cranial Therapy is a system of very gentle techniques that work on the cranial and sacral bones as well as all the layers of thick fibrous membranes between them. The “cranium” is another name for your skull and the sacral bones are those that make up the big triangular bone at the base of your spine. They are joined by fibrous membranes which contain your brain and spinal cord and are filled with fluid. The fluid acts as a cushion to protect these delicate structures. There is a pumping effect of this fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) that helps to bring nutrients to the brain and spinal cord and remove waste products. This pump happens about ten to fourteen cycles per minute.
Structural imbalances in the cranium, spine, and sacrum can impede the movement of cerebral spinal fluid throughout the body. One of the most probable reasons for cranial imbalances is trauma from falls, accidents or sporting activities, birth trauma, or even pre-natal stress. Severe psychological and mental anxiety or toxins in the environment may also affect the stability of the cranial bones and related tissues known as the meninges.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to optimise the normal physiological function of the sacrum and pelvis. Chiropractors who adjust pregnant women understand that a sacral imbalance may contribute to a difficult labour. This may be due to inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.
Dr Larry Webster developed the webster technique to balance pelvic muscles and ligaments, as well as to reduce torsion to the uterus. This may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.