Chiropractors are experts in Biomechanics and Joint Manipulation.
Biomechanics is the science of Posture and Movement. Our Chiropractors study how you sit, how you stand, how efficiently you move, and how well your joints and muscles work together.
If there are areas of your body that are not moving well, our practitioners apply hands-on treatment to your joints and muscles to relieve pain and stiffness, and to get your body working efficiently again.
Chiropractors are known as “back doctors” as our primary focus is on the spine, for some very important reasons:
The spine is the central pillar of your structure, and so your spinal alignment will dictate much of your overall posture.
The spine also plays a critical protective role for the spinal cord, and subtle dysfunctions in the spinal joints can impact on the Nervous System which may then cause other problems in your body. Chiropractors call these subtle dysfunctions Subluxations (see Subluxation article here)
It is widely recognized that conditions such as headaches, migraines, muscle weakness, referred pains to the arms and legs, pins & needles, and numbness can all be caused by irritations to the Nervous System, and Chiropractic care may be helpful.
As the profession that specialises in Joint Manipulation, Chiropractors hone their skills to assess and gently manipulate not only the spinal joints, but also the small joints of the hands, wrists, and feet, as well as the large joints of the hips, knees, and shoulder, and other joints such as ribs and TMJ (jaw joint).
Chiropractors spend 5 years of University-based training mastering the skills to manipulate those joints gently, specifically, and with subtlety.
Our chiropractors also assess your muscle function - determining whether muscles are strong, weak, or out of balance - and then recommend corrective techniques and exercises to restore the muscle function and improve your overall biomechanics.