Chiropractic is a unique, holistic therapy that provides a non-invasive, drug-free and non-surgical approach to healthcare. Chiropractors are proficient at diagnosing, treating and preventing dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and nervous system.
When the vertebrae of the spinal column move out of alignment it is termed a “subluxation”. This will cause interference to the nervous system, resulting in dysfunction of the tissues and organs of the body.
Chiropractors are trained to detect and remove these subluxations, through gentle spinal adjustments. This restores nervous system function by removing interference and allows the body to perform at its optimum capacity, improving health and preventing disease.
Vertebral subluxations usually occur through excessive stress on the spine through physical trauma; such as birth trauma, childhood falls, sports injuries, repetitive motions, and bad postural habits. Mental stress, lack of exercise and inadequate nutrition can also affect spinal and nervous system health.
Chiropractors do not just treat spinal conditions; patients are treated on a holistic level. Doctors of chiropractic are also qualified to provide advice to patients regarding exercise, nutrition, posture and lifestyle in order to manage symptoms and prevent future problems. Chiropractic is effective at eliminating the cause, not just the symptoms of a complaint.
Regular Chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:
– Increased mobility and range of motion
– Decreased stiffness and muscular spasm
– Improved joint and nervous system health
– Increased performance and energy
– Improved sense of well-being
– Increased balance and coordination
Everyone that has a spine should be assessed by a Chiropractor. People of all ages; from newborns to the elderly can enjoy healthier living through Chiropractic care.
Although pain is a good indicator that your body is not working at its peak, you don’t have to be in any pain to be checked by a Chiropractor. We work to detect and correct aberrant spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body in response to its environment.
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or drugs. In relation to the treatment of back and neck pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia. Australian Chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and regulated health professionals.
A Chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, all CAA Chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.