Spinal Manipulation is a therapeutic intervention done to restore function to the spine. High velocity, low amplitude; force is applied to the affected spinal segment to restore alignment and function.
Fixations/subluxations or misalignments of the spine can cause interferences in the neuromusculoskeletal system, creating sciatica, muscle soreness, RSI, trigger points etc.
Extremity Adjusting is manipulation and adjusting of the joints beside the spine. It is important to recognise that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Fixation, of any joint in the body, has both mechanical and neurological components.
Many patients suffer repetitive fixations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving primary causes undiscovered and untreated.
Mechanoreceptors are found in tissues embedding all joints in the body. When these tissues get stretched by a misalignment of the joint, it activates an inhibition or weakening of the adjacent muscle. Discovery of these weak muscles and correction of the misaligned joint to restore normal strength is in the field of the CCEP doctor.
Soft Tissue Work is used by the chiropractor to target ligaments, tendons and muscles. The interventions used includes cross friction, active release technique, myofascial release technique and muscle stretches.
Referal to our in house massage therapist is likely in most cases for the best management.