What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession specialising in the diagnosis, correction and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
We live through our nervous system
Our brain and nervous system regulates and controls every cell, tissue, organ and muscle in our body. It determines how we respond to any kind of stress – be it physical, chemical or emotional. When our system gets overloaded, the nervous system can develop blockages or compensatory patterns. Chiropractors call these subluxations.
Chiropractic care is all about removing these blockages through highly specific and skilled adjustments, thus restoring full function of our nervous system. When our nervous system is free, it can finally adapt to stress better, allowing us to heal and Thrive!
Service that is Professional & Safe
As chiropractors we are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. To be a chiropractor it requires a minimum of 4 years of full-time study in addition to 30 hours of annual continuing professional development. We undergo rigorous training into all aspects of health, meaning that by the time we graduate our knowledge and ability to diagnose conditions is similar to that of a junior doctor.
What to expect
Your visit will be focused on getting to know you and your story, giving you the time and space to voice your health concerns and also your health goals. We will then perform a series of assessments and tests focused on your nerve, muscle and joint function. From here we will be able to establish a clear diagnosis and how much care will be necessary to reach your goals.
Follow up appointments will be focused on making specific adjustments to your spine and nervous system, and checking in with how your health journey is going. Often diet and lifestyle advice will be given along the way to empower you to know yourself and your body better.
Once you’ve reached your goals, you have the option to get checked and adjusted periodically (just like getting your teeth checked at the dentist). This wellness approach is aimed at optimising your health and function, and preventing the return of old patterns.
What is an Adjustment?
The chiropractic adjustment removes blockages in your nervous system. There are many ways to do this, all of which are safe, respectful and in tune with your body. Some adjustments are very gentle, allowing stored tension to unwind by itself (suitable for babies, young children, and elderly patients) whilst traditional or ‘diversified’ adjustments are more dynamic and are aimed at releasing stuck spinal segments (sometimes associated with a ‘clicking’ which is safe and just gas bubbles releasing!). Every human being is unique, so every adjustment will be unique and tailored to their specific needs.
Our Chiropractor Amy has trained in many low-impact, gentle techniques, as well as traditional techniques, so that she can offer a tailored approach. Read more about her techniques here.