Understanding your health history is important to us because we want to understand your health journey to date. At your first consultation we will take the time to write down a detailed history of your health. We also undertake a thorough examination of your body and do an initial adjustment if appropriate on the day. We may require x-rays to understand your concerns further.
Ongoing consultations will consist of further understanding of your requirements, adjustments and any tests pertaining to your needs. Our main goal is to provide adjustment to your body to allow the nervous system to function properly, relieving pain and allowing the joint to work more freely. All our practitioners will treat the body as a whole and aim to find the cause of original dysfunction and treat it accordingly. All our chiropractors will take time to ensure that your body is ready and relaxed for adjustment. This may be done in a variety of ways including muscle testing, stretches, muscle releases, trigger point therapy and/or soft tissue work.
An adjustment is the technique chiropractors use to manipulate your body, primarily the head, neck, spine and pelvis, with their hands. There are a number of different methods of adjustments that use various degrees of hand pressure and specialised equipment, including:
Using the hands to press or push
Positioning the body to use gravity and the body’s own weight
Using mechanical instruments
Placing wedges under the body and using the body’s own weight
Using specialised adjusting tables to assist adjustments
Using slow and sustained hand pressure or swifter movements.
You may be adjusted while standing, sitting, lying down or in combination – it depends on your symptoms and our best practice advice. Sometimes you can hear a clicking or clunking sound as the spinal joints are adjusted, but this is usually painless.
It is the releasing of ‘gas’ in the fluids around your joints. There are air bubbles in the fluids and as the joint is manipulated the joint opens and the gas is released. It is completely normal and natural to hear the noise.
When a manual chiropractic adjustment is performed there is a separation of the surfaces within the joint. This creates low pressure in the joint (aka suction) and some of the naturally occurring gases dissolved in the fluid produce a bubble which makes the ‘pop’ sound.
As long as you wish. You may decide to stop your visits once your treatment is successful and only return if the pain flares up. Alternatively you may decide to continue with regular visits to maintain regular observation and chiropractic care.
NET is an amalgamation of many chiropractic principles and uses manual muscle testing, the physiology of emotions, Pavlovian response, acupuncture meridian correlations, repetition compulsion, and memory and physiological response.
The primary goal of NET is to resolve mind-body stress either via spinal correction or active pulse points found through advanced diagnosis.
If you have specific health conditions or other issues, we take them into account when deciding on your treatment. These assessments help us evaluate any special needs you may have to ensure your safety and comfort during treatment.
Issues may include:
Previous traumas such as bone breaks/fractures, whiplash and sprains
Any medical conditions such as circulation problems, cancer, arthritis, auto immune diseases, hereditary diseases
Whether you are, or have recently been, pregnant
Your body size
Your age – whether you are young, elderly or frail