The World Health Organization defines chiropractic as “A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.”
Chiropractic is a natural and vitalistic healthcare discipline that is centered on two scientific facts:
- Firstly, that your body is self healing, self regulating and self organizing in its ability to create and maintain homeostasis.
- Secondly, that this maintenance of normal homeostasis depends upon a healthy nervous system communicating to the brain and changing output to ALL the systems in your body.
Chiropractors aim to locate subluxations (dysfunctional movement segments) and through specific adjustments, correct them to allow you full expression through your nervous system. These adjustments aim to restore better movement to the segments and thus improving your proprioception with improved mobility, stability, strength, and posture.