Chiropractic is a form of physical therapy that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. The most common conditions a chiropractor would treat would be neck and back pain, headaches and poor posture. Chiropractors treat patients with a hands-on, drug-free approach to improve the patient’s health and overall function.
Chiropractors are professional health care providers who have undertaken at least 5 years of university training. The curriculum at university has a heavy focus on anatomy, biomechanics, orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, injury rehabilitation and radiology.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
- A chiropractic adjustment comprises of a gentle force applied to a region of the spine with a specific purpose to increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability and improve function.
- Specific adjustments are performed, depending on the practitioner’s findings.
- The procedure is usually painless and commonly referred to as relieving.
At Dee Why Chiropractic Care:
Our chiropractors use an evidence-based approach to treating disorders such as neck and back pain, headaches and poor posture. We utilise orthopaedic, neurological and functional testing to accurately diagnose the source of your pain.
Treatments involve soft tissue techniques such as muscle releases, dry needling and stretches to relieve areas of muscle spasm and tension followed by a chiropractic adjustment.
We educate every patient on why they are experiencing pain, as we believe understanding what has happened is the first step to an effective treatment. When you understand why these injuries occur, you will have a greater awareness of what activities to avoid and what preventive measures to take to minimise the chance of a relapse.
Personalised rehabilitation exercises will be prescribed to you; they involve strengthening, stretching and mobility exercises that can be completed at home to restore normal function, reduce pain and prevent a relapse.
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