What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a conservative form of health care concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
It is often believed that Chiropractic care only involves the use of spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care however, has a patient focused approach incorporating a range of manual therapies. Treatment may include muscle and soft tissue release techniques, gentle joint mobilisation, stretching, dry needling, spinal manipulation or adjustments, exercise prescription, postural and ergonomic advice, and nutritional advice.
Acute Chiropractic Care
This phase of care is focused on relieving symptoms, and often requires more frequent treatment. This initial intensive phase of care aims to reduce mechanical strain on joints, muscles , and nerves creating pain and other symptoms.
The rehabilitation phase aims to target the cause of your condition and restore long term function once symptoms have reduced. The frequency of treatment is reduced as the body moves towards longer term changes.
This phase of care is aimed at preventing recurrence of a condition. This can be particularly important if the cause of a condition cannot be avoided, such as strains resulting from every day work practices, previous injuries, or daily activities.