Spinal Adjustments / Manipulation
This is the foundation of our treatment, and the main thing that sets us apart from other health professionals. An adjustment is a therapeutic treatment applied to the spine or other joints. Chiropractors and osteopaths are both trained to perform these sorts of adjustments – the style may vary slightly between practitioners but there are more similarities than differences! There is no other profession trained to perform these sorts of adjustments.
We apply varying amounts of pressure to the spinal or other joints that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Adjustments are performed with our hands or other specifically made instruments.
The objective of this treatment is to increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritation and inflammation and improve function.
Patients are encouraged to perform exercises that are tailor made to their particular condition. Once we have demonstrated and observed the patient performing them in the clinic, we then suggest patients incorporate them into their regular exercise routine; to complement their appointment visits. The exercises are always simple, quick and safe to do without supervision. Studies have shown that patients with a variety of conditions will respond best to a combination of chiropractic and/or osteopathic treatment visits and home rehabilitation exercises. Our patients who perform their exercises regularly will get the most out of their chiropractic care.