Chiropractic is a hands-on treatment that is safe for people of all ages.
What Conditions May Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractic has been found to help many conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Back injuries including herniated discs
- Neck spasm
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sports Injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Pre and Post Natal Pain
How Do Chiropractors Work?
Our Chiropractor specializes in manual adjustment of the spine and other joints, however, this is just a small part of what they can offer.
They use soft tissue techniques such as Trigger Point Release, Graston Technique (using a small metal tool) and Massage techniques. This can be combined with gait and posture analysis and ergonomic advice for the workplace.
Our Chiropractor is also trained in Acupuncture and Custom Orthotics.
In addition, they have training in pregnancy and childbirth, including the Webster technique which can help to turn a mal-positioned fetus (breach baby).
Our Chiropractic care team may also prescribe remedial exercise, give nutritional advice, and suggest rehabilitation and injury prevention guidance.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
The underlying principle of Chiropractic is that the body's health is linked to the function of the spine and body. A spine that is not moving will affect the nerves and nervous system and have adverse effects on the body’s ability to function optimally. Chiropractic care is designed to increase function and movement in the spine and other joints thus allowing normal function to be restored.
What Can I Anticipate During Appointments?
The first appointment is 45 - 60min long. During this visit our chiropractor will take a full case history and conduct a thorough physical exam. They will give an explanation of their findings and recommend a treatment plan. This initial visit will also consist of a chiropractic treatment.
Follow-up visits are 15 - 30min long and start with a review of how you have been feeling since the previous appointment, what has changed and a short exam to assess your body's current state.
You will then receive chiropractic treatment and, if indicated, some remedial exercise advice.
How Many Treatments Will I need
The number of treatments depends on your condition.
Our Chiropractic care team do not believe in signing you up for extended periods of treatment. They will assess you regularly and modify the treatment plan on an ongoing basis.
Much of this depends on how your body responds to treatment, what happens in your life between treatments, whether you are able to do any prescribed exercises at home and the condition for which you originally sought help.
Their aim is for you to reach a point where only maintenance treatments are required on an as needed basis, and only if you feel maintenance treatment is necessary for you.
Can I Pay For Chiropractic Treatments Using My Health Insurance?
Most Government and and other private health insurance plans do cover Chiropractic visits. You will need to check with your insurance company that your policy covers chiropractic. Some insurance plans require a medical note/prescription from a medical doctor to be covered.