The word Chiropractic is derived from Greek meaning literally ‘to treat with the hands’. It is a non-invasive, complementary therapy which uses a variety of techniques including manual adjustment of the joints of the spinal vertebrae. The clinical indication for this practice is to improve function and mobility of joints and surrounding soft tissues leading to a reduction in symptoms from specific musculoskeletal issues.
Our Chiropractors have both completed a Master of Chiropractic degree permitting them to use the title DC; Doctor of Chiropractic. For 5 years, Chiropractors learn to treat various musculoskeletal issues supported by the extensive study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, radiology and general health amongst other subjects.
Specifically at Metro Chiropractic clinic, every treatment session starts with a therapeutic massage to reduce muscle tension in the immediate and directly related areas to your condition. Chiropractic adjustments will follow if clinically indicated, as well as joint mobilisations and gentle stretching. You won’t be rushed in or out. Our Chiropractors take time with each patient to provide the information you need to understand and participate in your road to recovery.
As every individual is different, we will treat you accordingly while also considering your health, preferences and symptoms. Appointments are a minimum of 30 minutes long. Our belief is that a treatment is the length of time that we need to help you. We will discuss this with you however if we feel that you would benefit from a longer session (at no extra cost), then this will be your consult duration. As you improve, this may shorten as we simply do not have an as extensive amount of work to do with you. However, you will always receive the care you need.
Treatment methods that we commonly use are:
- Activator Methods
- Active Release Technique
- Cox Flexion-Distraction
- Dry Needling
- Thompson Drop Table
At the end of the session, your movement will be evaluated and compared to your pre-treatment abilities. Stretches and exercises will be demonstrated and the purpose of which explained to help you to manage your complaint in between visits. We will also discuss the next appointment, should it be necessary, to continue getting you back to your normal self.