Physical manipulation is used to gently restore movement to joints. Chiropractors have a profound understanding of the anatomy and neurology of the body. We train for four years on a full-time degree course to learn how to treat safely.
Soft tissue techniques restore comfort and normal function to muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Dry Needling is used by chiropractors trained in the skill. Dry needling is an effective way of relaxing tight muscles.
The Activator is a precision instrument. It is a small accurate rubber-tipped punch which gently nudges a joint to restore movement to the joint.
Therapeutic Ultrasound uses sound waves to create movement within tissues. It is used to reduce swelling and to promote healing.
Postural advice is given to all our patients to help you understand how to function as comfortably as possible. We can show you how to sit, stand and walk so your body is working at it's optimum. We can show you how to lift and carry with less effort and less risk of injury. We can show you how to slightly alter your posture when performing your sport to achieve better results whether it's golf, cycling or running.
For Rehabilitation we provide personalised exercise programs to strengthen and stabilise your joints.
Stretching exercises are given so you can work on the muscles to get maximum benefit from the treatment you are receiving. Core stabilisation is a series of exercises to strengthen the small muscles which support and move the spine. Making these muscles work better makes your back stronger and safer. So core stabilisation is taught to reduce the risk of re-injury.
Cranial work is a very gentle technique used to balance the jaw and to relieve tension around the head and face.
Touch and hold and cranial work are used on babies and infants because they are very gentle and effective. Touch and hold is exactly that. A finger is placed gently over a stiff joint and held there until the joint releases. Cranial work balances the motion of the spine from the head to the sacrum at the bottom of the spine. Babies usually find the treatment very relaxing and will often fall asleep during the treatment sessions. They certainly sleep better afterwards.