WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC ?
Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world, after medicine and dentistry. Chiropractors are among the most highly trained manipulative therapists in the world today - the Chiropractors at Essential Chiropractic have all successfully completed a five year course in Chiropractic care at world renowned Chiropractic institutions.
Chiropractic is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskletetal disorders. The heart of Chiropractic care is to examine and treat the relationship between joints, muscles and the body’s nervous system.
Chiropractic treatment involves using the hands to apply a specific force to adjust the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine. Treatment may also involve working on muscles and using medical acupuncture. Chiropractors treat people with long standing (chronic) conditions and people with short term (acute) conditions.
Chiropractic care can help to relieve pain and restore normal function in many parts of the human body, including neck, spine, pelvis, hips, sciatic nerve irritation, knees, feet, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and jaw.
The Chiropractic profession takes a holistic approach to the needs of patient, considering physical, psychological and social factors and recognises the value of working with other healthcare practitioners.
All consultations are private and fully confidential.