Chiropractic at Sports Medicine Clinic
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health.
The word chiropractic, from the Greek words praxis and cheir, means practice or treatment by hand.
Similarly, to an Osteopath, Chiropractors believe in the body’s innate healing abilities, meaning the body is self healing and self regulating. This ability that the body has is affected by and integrated through the nervous system. The treatment that they provide is merely the allowing the body to heal itself.
Chiropractic is a growing form of primary health care being the third largest of the doctored health professions behind medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractors are trained in locating and treating vertebral joint stiffness. These are regions of the spine that have changed the function of the spine and the surrounding tissues, most importantly the nervous system. A change to the nervous system at these areas will cause symptoms as common as pain, numbness and tingling.
Chiropractors are trained throughout a five year University course consisting of a three year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic.
What can Chiropractors help with:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain & Headache
- Family Care
- Sports & Athletes
- Exercise & Core Stability