The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between correct body alignment and proper function of the body. The primary focus is on the alignment and function of the spine, however chiropractic care commonly involves working on muscular, ligament or other “soft tissue” problems in addition to underlying skeletal or joint issues.
Chiropractic specifically specialises in how alterations to alignment, especially spinal alignment, can interfere with normal nerve function. Chiropractic is based on the understanding that the nervous system and correct nerve messages control and co-ordinate the many functions of the body that restore and maintain good health. Focusing on function rather that just on symptoms or pain can help to uncover the true underlying cause of the problem.
Chiropractors effectively correct spinal and joint problems with gentle spinal adjustments performed by hand or by specialised instruments. These specific corrective procedures help to realign the body and enhance muscular balance, thus promoting proper nervous system function and contributing to optimal whole body health.
A full history and examination is conducted and options are provided for optimal personalised care. Patient-centered, evidence based family care is the primary focus. Chiropractic care may also involve other natural forms of health care including stretching and exercise programs, nutritional advice, home care, ergonomic and postural advice, lifestyle and health education information.
Doctors of Chiropractic recognise the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners to get the best outcome for the patient.
Chiropractors enhance your body’s natural ability to repair itself without the use of drugs or surgery, wherever possible.