Chiropractic

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Call us on 1300 1REMED to book a chiropractic appointment.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a safe, effective and scientifically based therapy. During your First Consultation with the Doctor of Chiropractic a thorough history is taken including a postural analysis, neurological and orthopaedic examination, along with hands on palpation and following treatment. The Chiropractor will then discuss all results in your Report Of Findings Consultation and will give you a specific diagnosis through the use of these tests, further motion palpation and radiographs if deemed necessary. A specific treatment plan is then tailored to you following an anatomical structured discussion to make sure you understand what exactly is going on in your body, allowing the time to ask the questions you need answered about your heath. Through specific spinal and/or extremity adjustments the Chiropractor is able to remove the misalignment/ interference in the vertebra and/or joint(s), which can be the cause of numerous disorders including pain, stiffness, tension, numbness and changes in sensation from the affected nerves, muscles, and organs. When the interference or misalignment is removed, the body is then able heal itself.

What do Doctors of Chiropractors treat?

When most people think of Chiropractic they immediately think, Spine – however this important structure is only a fraction of what can be treated by the wide spectrum that encompasses chiropractic care. Ribs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, knees, ankles, feet and the jaw/ temperomandibular joint (TMJ) can all be treated by Chiropractors. The big picture of Chiropractic focuses around the Central Nervous System (C.N.S) as this is what controls every single function in the human body; think of the brain as your powerhouse and the spine and nerves as the electric wires flowing with electricity, if there is any interference in this system such as when the motion of the spinal joints are restricted or misaligned it can lead to muscle tightness, pain, dysfunction and dis-ease in the body. Initially people seek chiropractic care for many different reasons. Some have a specific injury(s) or condition(s), which they need diagnosed and treated, while others such as athletes are exploring how they can perform optimally and improve their future health thus wishing to prevent injuries occurring.

Common Conditions

Common conditions that we see in ReMed are:

  • Neck pain and headaches/Migraines
  • Thoracic outlet syndromes, carpel tunnel syndrome, golfers/ tennis elbow
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ ) Dysfunction
  • DISC injuries, Low Back Pain, Sciatica/Nerve entrapments
  • Whiplash from car accidents, Torticolis/wry neck
  • Shoulder injuries/tendinitis/bursitis/frozen shoulder
  • Lower extremity injuries such as osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease), meniscus, ligament/ tendon injuries, ankle sprains, planta fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis (DJD)

Other symptoms

  • Digestive dysfunction like IBS, food intolerances and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Low immunity, frequent colds, flue and sinus infections
  • Sleep troubles, dizziness, vertigo and concentration issues

Pregnancy:

  • Painful conditions like low back pain/groin pain, pelvic instability, nerve impingements and headaches/migraines
  • Digestive issues like constipation, reflux/heartburn and morning sickness
  • Baby positioning or post due date induction

Children:

  • ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural issues and developmental delays
  • Constipation, food allergies and bed wetting
  • Frequent ear and throat infections
  • Scoliosis (including school bag/poor posture)

Techniques

In chiropractic there are several techniques used, so we can cater to your specific needs and preferences whether it be manual (hands on) or activator device. Our Doctor of Chiropractic utilizes Diversified Manual Adjusting, Low force technique including Blocks, Drop Piece and Activator Methods, Sacro Occipital Technique, Cranial and Dural Techniques, Muscle Testing and a number of Soft Tissue (muscle and ligament) Techniques. Chiropractic is a safe and efficient treatment for all ages, ranging from children, adolescents, pregnant women, to the middle-aged, the elderly and the very frail. If you are interested in finding out more about Chiropractic and how it may help you, our chiropractor is happy to answer any questions you may have before your initial consultation. Call us on 1300 1REMED to book a chiropractic appointment.

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