Gentle, effective, evidence-based treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal and spinal conditions.
Chiropractors are university trained health care providers, having completed a 5-year double degree. Their expertise lie in the field of diagnosis and conservative treatment of spinal pain and dysfunction.
Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include:
low back pain
Shoulder pain (eg. rotator cuff tears, bursitis)
Hip pain (eg. arthritis, hip bursitis, hip impingement)
Some of the commonly utilised treatments for spinal and musculoskeletal pain include:
spinal manipulative therapy
soft tissue therapies
rehabilitation and movement-based exercises
advice on activity modification and return to sport/work
postural and ergonomics assessment and advice
advice on lifestyle factors
What is Spinal Manipulation?
Most people associate chiropractic with spinal manipulation/spinal adjustments/back cracking. Although chiropractors provide a variety of treatment options, spinal manipulation has been shown to be effective in the treatment of spinal pain. Spinal manipulation involves the chiropractor applying a fast but low amplitude thrust into a restricted joint, resulting in improvement in the joints range of motion and pain levels. Manipulation is generally painless, but does often result in an audible pop sound.