What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive health care profession that assesses and effectively treats disorders of both the musculoskeletal and nervous system, with a focus on spinal health and function. Just to list a few, chiropractic care is commonly used for treating these complaints:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Poor balance & movement
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.
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Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions
“Spinal manipulation” or “chiropractic adjustment” is a gentle and controlled force that is manually applied to a restricted joint and is known to exhibit many benefits. These not only include the restoration of joint mobility and the alleviation of pain but also a positive impact on our nervous system and the control centre in our brain to restore control and function, thereby allowing our body to heal.
During pregnancy your body can sustain significant stress as it goes through many different changes. These stressors can present in the form of lower back pain and general aches or discomfort. Thankfully, chiropractic has historically shown positive effects on such presentations during pregnancy as well as improving the labour experience and recovery.
Similarly, such positive effects have been known to be true in the extremes of the demographic. The vast range of problems that are often associated with babies (birth trauma and nursing difficulties) and in the elderly population (poor balance, stiff and achy joints) can often profit from chiropractic care.
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the use of very thin needles that are inserted into the body at precise points. This process is used to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into a healthier pattern and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions such as:
- Diffused musculoskeletal pain
- Joint aches
- Sports injuries
- Digestion disorders
- Seasonal allergies
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Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions
ACC recommends a range of complaints that Acupuncture can help with. Click on the following website for more information on this:
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues. It consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
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Massage Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure or friction directed across the grain of the muscles. It is applied with greater pressure and to deeper layers of muscle than Swedish, which is why it is called deep tissue and is effective for chronic muscular tension.
Sports massage uses techniques that are similar to Swedish and deep tissue, but are specially adapted to deal with the effects of athletic performance on the body and the needs of athletes regarding training, performing and recovery from injury.
Neuromuscular massage is a form of deep massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is used primarily to release trigger points (intense knots of muscle tension that refer pain to other parts of the body) and also to increase blood flow. It is often used to reduce pain. Trigger point massage and myotherapy are similar forms.
Acupressure is a basic form of therapy that applies finger or thumb pressure to specific points located on the acupuncture meridians in order to release blocked energy along these meridians that cause physical discomforts, and re-balance the energy flow.
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