What Do You Actually Do?
Most often we are asked ‘What do you actually do?’ To be honest it is very difficult to explain until you experience it. To give you an idea, we have listed below some of the many techniques we use to help you heal and stay well. Firstly, there are some things you should know:
We are 100% dedicated to helping you understand what is wrong and what can be done to help.
We use many techniques, but mainly our hands to gently move joints into their correct position to reduce nerve
irritation from inflammation caused by joint problems.
We help muscles and joints to work at their optimum.
We offer a full body approach which means we don’t just focus on the area that hurts.
The Diversified Technique, this involves a gentle movement of a restricted vertebrae to enable healthy joint movement. The pop is air being released in the joint capsule which is painless.
The activator is a tool used to gently adjust vertebrae and relax muscles. It is ideal for elderly patients, children, nervous patients, and patient’s post-surgery.
This involves using blocks and gravity to gently traction joints to relieve tension on nerves and muscles. Brilliant for muscle spasm and lower back pain.
Dry needling is a western form of acupuncture used alongside Chiropractic Care to relax muscles and reduce muscle spasm.
This technique makes use of specialised drop piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along the table support each area of the spine until a gentle thrust is given. Each drop piece then gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Trigger Point Therapy
The primary purpose of trigger point therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal by-product of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle as a result of physical, chemical or emotional stress.