What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic has been added to the services provided at Movement Healing Health, alongside CranioSacral Therapy.
I often get asked the question “So what is chiropractic?”, or “So what is the difference between a chiropractor, an osteopath and a physiotherapist?”
Daniel David Palmer is recognised as the founder of chiropractic, over a hundred years ago. Chiropractors provide support for an array of conditions and injuries which affect the joints, muscles, fascia, ligaments and nerves. At this practice the treatment plan is decided by the patient and practitioner together, encouraging the patient to be actively involved in the management of their own care. And whats more you can receive a combination of Chiropractic and CranioSacral therapy at this practice... heaven!
Here we treat everyone from new born babies and pregnant ladies, to the elderly and the athlete.
Principally Chiropractors are sought after to consult on:
Low back and neck pain
Tennis elbow and knee pain
Arthritic pain of the hip and knee
Migraines, headaches and dizziness
Muscle spasms and cramps…and many more.
To answer the question of what makes chiropractic different- chiropractic treatment is mainly identified by the use of high velocity, low amplitude thrusts called 'Chiropractic adjustments' in the treatment of joint restriction and dysfunction called 'subluxations', primarily within the spine but can be found and adjusted at any joint. This scientific jargon just means it’s a bit like ‘undoing a kink in a hose’. The kink being the subluxation, the hose being the spine or joint.
The year 2009 was a turning point for the chiropractic profession, when Bronfort, et al. consolidated considerable previous research into the most concise research review to date, which deemed chiropractic treatment safe and effective for a number of conditions including:
Low back pain
Hip and knee osteoarthritis
Whiplash associated disorders
At present chiropractic treatment is primarily sought privately, however, guidelines allow for direct referral to chiropractors by general practitioners. What’s more, many insurance companies cover chiropractic care.
If you'd like to hear more about the combination of Chiropractic and CranioSacral care or our family plans please get in touch with Dr Charlotte at 0487451999.