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About Chiropractic Treatment

A simple plan to reduce pain, recover normal movement and increase strength.

Treatment Stages

Stage 1 

Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain

  • Avoidance of aggravating factors to eliminate the cause.
  • Apply ice to reduce any inflammation, muscle spasm and pain

Stage 2

Normalise joint movement and increase flexibility

  • Specific chiropractic manipulation and mobilisation techniques, to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain

  • Deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy and cross-friction are used to reduce muscle tightness.

Stage 3

Increase joint strength and stability, to help prevent recurrences

  • When appropriate, exercises are introduced to improve strength, endurance and stability.
  • Ongoing treatment is often recommended for long-term or recurring problems. This is usually on a 1-3 monthly basis

Manipulation or "Adjustments"

Adjustments are skilled, quick, comfortable stretches to the involved joints. This technique increases movement in the stiff joints and reduces muscle spasm. This in turn reduces pain.

Soft tissue therapy

e.g. massage, fascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching are used to loosen tightened and shortened muscles, thus reducing pain and increasing movement.

Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)

Acupuncture needles are used to help relieve pain and reduce muscle spasm.

Rehabilitation

Performing specific exercises to increase strength and flexibility is very important to minimise future problems.

Lifestyle advice

Your Chiropractor will give you advice on day to day activities to minimise future problems.

Orthotics

Orthotics are heat moulded insoles, which are used to manage foot and ankle problems. They can also help with knee, hip and low back problems in many people.

Rehabilitation

Once the pain has settled down and you can move more freely, I recommend my patients to undertake a rehabilitation exercise programme. This is especially important for those with long-term or recurring pain.

This will help strengthen and stabilise the injured area and help prevent future reoccurrences. Research has shown that a combination of ‘hands-on’ treatment and rehabilitative exercises give the best long-term results.

As a Chiropractor, I prescribe home exercises to perform as part of my treatment. However, to get the best results I advise one-to-one rehabilitation programmes to maximise the benefit for my patients.

I work with several exercise professionals in the local area. I recommend: