Chiropractic specialises in manual therapy or joint/spinal manipulation. It takes 5 years to learn this art, which is specific to Chiropractors. Our belief is that particular joints in the spine and periphery can become dysfunctional and decreased in movement, resulting in inflammation, spasm and pain. We believe that if we restore motion in these joints, inflammation settles and thus muscular spasm which can result in sometimes instant pain relief.
Chiropractic manipulation can be achieve through special techniques using the hands or by using adjusting tools called an Activator.
There are many stories of Chiropractic manipulation being dangerous and causing damage to the joint however this is not true. In the skilled practitioner, the spinal adjustment is gentle and highly specific.
For those nervous of chiropractic manipulation, we also offer activator methods.