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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural way to optimise the most vital organ system in our body - our nervous system. Our nervous system is the master system that drives the myriad processes which we rely on for everyday function both internally (i.e. digestion) and externally (i.e. moving a limb). Our spine protects an important part of that system - our spinal cord and the main nerve roots. When the nervous system is under stress, be it mechanical, chemical or emotional stress, it often expresses as a spinal dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate spinal dysfunction through what we call an ‘adjustment’. This can be through a manual dynamic thrust to reset the nervous system at the appropriate points or more subtle adjustments that help our body to self-regulate, heal and function more optimally.

Benefits of Chiropractic care?

If you think chiropractic care is just about taking pressure off a nerve to ease back or neck pain, you are missing out on all the other positive ‘side effects’ of chiropractic. Chiropractic care has been shown to benefit the whole body. Things you may experience with regular chiropractic care include:

  • More restful sleep

  • Fewer headaches

  • Improved posture

  • Improved concentration & productivity

  • Increased mobility and coordination

  • Better emotional regulation & ability to manage daily stress

  • Better performance in sport and recreational activities

  • May help to slow degeneration in the spine from repetitive activities

How long do I have to keep seeing a chiropractor?

Depending on your goals of care and your starting point, this varies with each individual. Generally, complaints and symptoms do not just happen overnight, they are a result of stressors that have accumulated over a prolonged period of time lasting years or even decades.

 

Our care plan for your healthy journey manifests in 3 phases. 1. Recovery care 2. Corrective Care 3. Wellness care. If you come to us in pain or discomfort then your starting point is Recovery care, which can take a few weeks to a few months to transition to the Corrective phase where we correct the underlying issue. From there on there is really no limit to where you want to take your health optimisation with Wellness care.

 

Keeping in mind just like going to the gym, consistency and regularity is key. Initial frequent visits allow you to experience the most benefit. In the Wellness phase you might only need to come in once every month for a ‘tune up’. 

 

Typically, even when symptoms have resolved, patients choose to stay with us for general well-being or maintenance care because they have become more in-tune with their body and like the way they feel and function following our tailored treatment sessions.

What soft-tissue therapies do you do?

Our soft-tissue therapies includes and is not limited to Cupping, Gua sha, Dry needling and Trigger point therapy. 

Why do you combine soft-tissue therapy with chiropractic?

We are glad you asked. Many chiropractic clinics refer patients to acupuncture and massage as they are complementary modalities that help to relax the muscles, promote healing and increase the body’s receptiveness to adjustments. However these separate therapies involve additional cost and time.

 

We deliver soft-tissue therapy in the same appointment followed by chiropractic adjustments, creating a synergistic healing process that differentiates us from most other chiropractic clinics. 

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive care package, knowing our patients are getting the most return on their investment in health and wellness.

Who can receive Chiropractic care?

Anyone with a spine and a nervous system! 

 

We cater to people of all ages and backgrounds as we have a variety of chiropractic techniques we can choose to use based on your age, condition and comfort levels.

How do I know if my baby / child needs chiropractic care?

Many newborn health problems can be traced to misalignments that occur in utero or during birth.

Get your baby assessed by a chiropractor if they are struggling with any of the following:

  1. Torticollis ( head tilted toward one side more than the other)

  2. Restricted head movement or one shoulder higher than the other

  3. Colic / Irritability

  4. Sleep disturbances

  5. Poor coordination

  6. Breastfeeding problems (difficulties sucking, swallowing or latching on)

  7. Recurrent ear infections

  8. Frequent reflux

What are the popping sounds during an adjustment?

Popping sounds during an adjustment comes from nitrogen gas being released from the synovial (fluid filled) joint when a dynamic adjustment is introduced to ‘gap’ the joint at speed. This is similar to the physics of someone cracking their knuckles. This is not to be mistaken for the sound of ‘bone cracking’. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments with or without a “pop” are just as effective.

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