The World Health Organisation 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.”
Chiropractors have a base-line minimum of 5 years of university education which primarily focuses on understanding the structure and function of the spine and nervous system.
Chiropractic is a natural and vitalistic healthcare discipline that is centred on two scientific facts:
- Firstly, that your body is self healing, self regulating and self organising 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, and through specific adjustments, correct them to allow you full expression through your nervous system. These adjustments aim to restore better movement to spinal joints improving your proprioception with improved mobility, stability, strength, and posture.
There can be ranges of force that is used. Sometimes we may use the weight and tension in your body to help with the release of tension. Some of these lower force applications do not include an impulse at all. We also use hand held instruments or special adjusting tables to assist in reducing force into your body.