We use various techniques to help treat back pain such as soft tissue therapy, stretching, manipulation, mobilisations, and exercise therapy to alleviate pain and improve function.
Stiff and tight joints and muscles in the neck can cause pain and headaches, and gently getting them moving again can help. Our Chiros can use gentle stretches and give satisfying cracks.
Clicking and painful jaws are often a sign of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and these can be managed with special treatment at the jaw and muscles around it by our Chiropractors.
Our Chiros can screen and monitor for any developing scoliosis in children, and help provide treatment and exercises to limit further progression. For any extreme cases, we can refer you for special bracing and surgery.
Our Chiros are all trained to manage a wide range of other musculoskeletal conditions that affect the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot joints too. This almost always involves some hands on treatment and exercises.
To help maintain any gains and prevent recurrences, exercise programs are vital. Our Chiros can help teach you simple stretches, spinal control exercises, and even heavy resistance training with weights and bands.
It all starts with our Chiros sitting down and getting to know you. We'll ask things like how your health condition first started, what makes it better or worse, what treatments you've tried, and how it impacts your life. This helps us figure out what is going on and how we can best help. Many people bring along any previous scans they have, so we can explain in detail what they mean and if they actually matter or not.
People often want different things out of seeing a Chiropractor, and it is important for us to know what matters to you. This could be as simple as getting rid of pain, to getting stronger, more flexible, being able to pick up the kids easier, or complete their first running marathon. With different goals comes different treatments and we try tailor our assessment and treatment to achieving your goals.
Next is a detailed assessment of how your body moves, where we measure your range of motion, the strength of the muscles, how controlled the movements are, and feel for any tightness or stiffness. We can also do some special physical tests to help rule in or rule out certain conditions so we can be sure of what we are dealing with. Sometimes we might send you off for some x-rays or MRI scans so we can have all the information we need.
Understanding what is actually going on with their body is a common question people ask our staff. Our Chiros take the time to really explain your health condition using pictures, diagrams, and our anatomy software. This often includes how the condition might have developed, the examination findings, any X-rays or MRI scans you have, what treatments are available, and how effective they all are.
We know everyone is unique and respond to different treatments, so we make sure we have a wide variety of treatments options for people to try. If you've found hands on techniques like releasing tight muscles, joint mobilisations, joint manipulations, and dry needling acupuncture, we can offer this as part of our treatment plan. We also have access to shockwave therapy for stubborn tendon conditions. For exercise options, we take your preference into consideration, and can design you a program that you can do at home, in the office, or at the gym.
The goal of our management is to not see you again. Once any symptoms have settled and you're getting back to the things you want to be doing, the goal is now to maintain and prevent and future problems. This usually involves a strength and conditioning program, such as simple exercises you can do at home to keep you strong and flexible.