Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, however when they assess patients, they take their entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including deep tissue acupressure (up to ½ an hour if needed and over time reduced in line with symptoms), ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions.
Since a career change was in sight, for the next 7 years I held the Field Engineer title for a leading microchip company. I was responsible for several robotic systems which need calibrating and repair. which leads to the 2nd major back issue... while setting up one of our robots I spent to long twisted in the crawl space while rewiring. Without any back pain, I had heart & chest pain!! Test results were negative, however, my GP referred me to a chiropractor. He said a few spinal bones feel miss-aligned and a pinched nerve from your spine controls heart and ALL ORGANS!!. Again, the symptoms were relieved in 4 to 6 weeks after dedicated followup treatments.
As another career change, this brought chiropractic and mechanics together for me. I completed my medical and specialized in body balancing using the only mechanical/automatic flexion/distraction table in the region. This system allows gentle stretching of the spine set at your comfort levels.
Disc bulges... Discs can slip back into their proper position using this very effective table.
With our 1st encounter at chiropractic school, my wife and I have a dedication towards relieving pain symptoms and achieving a better lifestyle.
After working in New Plymouth, my wife Lisa and I found the weather to be more pleasant here in the Bay.
My 3rd major chiropractic involvement soon challenged us as I performed Gentle techniques used on our newborn daughter. She was born with her neck a bit tilted on one side and did not feed well from both sides. This was indicated from being stuck in mum'' pelvis.. She also came right within just a few weeks.
Since here in the Bay, we have endured office traffic on Grey st. In the city, as well as the mt; now we are located just near the Tweed, marine parade Oceanbeach roundabout.
To go that extra k, we are pleased to give newborn thru to teen Free Treatments!!!
We also have reduced rates for pensioners.
Going even farther......
We get the job done right, this may take more Deep Tissue Acupressure to relax the muscles that are keeping misaligned spinal bones jammed together.