The World Health Organisation defines chiropractic as "A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment 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. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.”
Chiropractic is based on the paradigm that:
Our bodies are self-regulating, self-healing and self-developing.
The nervous system is the master control system of our bodies.
Chiropractic adjustments remove interference to the nervous system, which helps people regulate, heal and develop better.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
While chiropractic is generally considered safe, just like most other forms of healthcare it can cause adverse reactions in some people. Our chiropractors will discuss your specific risks with you clearly before commencing care.
Chiropractic Training and Registration
Chiropractors have a minimum of 5 years of university education which focuses on understanding the function of the spine and nervous system. In Australia, Chiropractors are registered through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and are required to adhere to strict and extensive continuing educational requirements and standards to be registered health professionals.
How does Chiropractic work?
After a thorough discussion of any issues you may be seeking care for and your health goals, we will conduct a thorough examination. From that we will develop a plan to help you achieve your health goals. The most common approaches we use are chiropractic adjustments which aim to restore better movement to spinal joints, enhancing communication between your brain and body, and exercises to help improve your strength, mobility and posture. We use a range of techniques matched to your needs. Firmer adjustments are perfect for some people, while lower force adjustments are better suited to others. Adjustments can be done by hand, using hand held instruments or with special adjusting tables.
Chiropractic and Kids
Our chiropractors have a special interest in, and are experienced in the unique needs of kids. Our chiropractors have attended many post graduate seminars on chiropractic and kids, and use the latest assessment tools and systems to provide you with the best care possible.
Here at Inborn Vitality we use the Well Kids Program and its detailed examination process to help identify the areas of your child’s spine and nervous system that may require attention.
The feedback from our families is that they really appreciate the detailed Well Kids Reports.
The reports help you to understand your child's;
Spinal function - how well the spine is moving
Range of Motion - how well they can move the body
Posture - how well posture is developing and its symmetry
If any red flags (highlighted areas of concern) are present
How well they are coping and adapting to their environment and the challenges that come up (falls, injuries etc)
If your child has been able to transition through the primitive (baby) reflexes into the more complex postural reflexes, gross motor co-ordination, balance and motor function.
Chiropractic and Pregnancy Many women experience, back pain, neck pain, headaches and other spine related issues while they are pregnant. Our chiropractors have a special interest in, experience with, and post graduate training in the unique needs of pregnant women.
Don’t try to sit up from a lying position using your abdominal muscles. Instead, bend your knees, turn onto your side and push yourself up with your arms.
Remember to unlock your knees when standing and refrain from wearing high-heels.
Avoid standing with your hands on your hips and pushing your tummy forward.
Let others lift heavy items for you and avoid carrying toddlers.
Avoid twisting your spine on top of your pelvis, instead try moving your whole body with your feet. For example, when getting out of the car, turn your whole body towards the open door as you place your feet on the ground.
Avoid remaining in one position for too long.
Keep your pelvic floor strong.
Breathe deeply into your lower abdomen, especially when stressed.
Gently stretch your body daily.
Understanding Pain: A Short Video
In this animation we look at what chronic pain is, and what you can do about getting rid of it. Why staying active is important, and how chiropractic may be able to help you with this.
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