Why People See Us
At Annerley Chiropractic, people come to see us for a variety of reasons…
- For relief from symptoms (aches, pains or dysfunction)
- To rehabilitate or correct long term spinal problems
- As one component of their healthcare plan
Chiropractic Care in Annerley
Here are some facts about chiropractic care
More and more people are turning to natural alternative healthcare methods to improve their health. Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive and ‘hands-on’ form of primary health care which addresses commonly musculoskeletal problems.
What is a Chiropractor?
In Australia, chiropractors are a nationally registered and a regulated health care profession. Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free form of health treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of musculoskeletal and mechanical disorders. Chiropractic often also addresses problems in nervous system function and general health.
Chiropractic has an extensive history, originating from the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates which were further developed by Palmer. It operates under the belief that the human body can respond appropriately to its environment provided that the nervous system is free of interference. It also is heavily focused on the spinal column and its functioning.
Chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of aberrant spinal function and its potential effects on the body’s nervous system and coordination.
In order to practise chiropractic care in Australia, chiropractors are educated in the University sector at an under-graduate and postgraduate level for five years. Chiropractors must also be recognised under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and be legally registered as a practising chiropractor.
What do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors provide patient-centred health care and work in partnership with patients to provide them with physical and mental support.
Through shared decision making and an informed consent process, chiropractors are skilled in using communication strategies tailored to the needs and preferences of their patients. Good clinical decision-making takes into account patients’ preferences and values.
Chiropractors rely on their experience and skills to address their patients’ musculoskeletal concerns using chiropractic techniques and adjustments.
In the case that a chiropractor finds that their patients may not benefit from chiropractic care, they will also refer their patient to another appropriate treatment method.
What do Chiropractors Treat?
Most people know chiropractic as a way to address back pain. However, that is not the only health condition chiropractic treats.
In fact, chiropractic addresses a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders in addition to back pain, including:
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Injuries sustained from sports
- Postural complaints
- Aches and pains
- Problems with flexibility and muscle tightness
What is an Adjustment?
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Chiropractors may use their hands; or have the aid of special adjusting tables; or have you lie on pelvic blocks; or use specialised hand held instruments. Which technique is chosen is dependent on your individual circumstances – an elderly women, an elite footballer and a baby will obviously require very different approaches.
After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.
We’ve prepared a great downloadable PDF called ‘A Healthy Back for Life – Essential Everyday Tips.”
This is the most commonly used chiropractic technique, and is one that is most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment).
As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many different joints in the body.
For any specific technique related enquiries, please feel free to contact the team at Annerley Chiropractic today.
22 Juliette St, Annerley