For over 100 years, chiropractors have been diagnosing, treating and working preventatively with conditions that affect the neuromusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments) systems, with particular interest in the spinal joints. Chiropractic is suitable for all ages and stages of life, (from expectant mums, to those over 70s), with care tailored to the needs of the individual. Our hands-on approach includes a wide range of therapies, including manipulation (adjustments), mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercise. The aim is to restore and maintain improved function of joints and soft tissues, thus relieving symptoms and improving the health of the body.
Chiropractic care can help people with:
- Back pain / Sciatica
- Neck / Shoulder Pain
- Arthritic pain
- Hip / Knee / Ankle problems
- Conditions caused by sports injuries
- Work related strain
- Postural related conditions
Sports massage is a form of massage that aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, speed up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles, tissues and joints, and prevent muscle and tendon injuries. Sports massage incorporates a variety of different techniques including deep massage, trigger point therapy and stretching.
Sports massage is not just for sports performers and is effective in relieving many of the day-to-day aches and pains that everyone experiences.
Some of the main benefits include:
- Treatment of Sports Injuries
- Relieving Muscle Tension
- Increasing Flexibility
- Improving sports performance
- Improve Posture
- Break down scar tissue
- Speed up tissue repair
- Reduce the recovery period following an injury
and Rehabilitation Program
Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. Your posture directly affects your health. When posture is bad, pressure on your spine is increased. This can lead to tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and fatigue. Postural imbalance also compresses your internal organs, reducing their efficiency and proper function. This may cause such issues as respiratory problems, chest tightness, high blood pressure or poor digestion.
The postural and rehabilitation program focuses on performing a detailed postural analysis that assesses you for changes in stance, leveling of the hips and pelvis, increase in the spinal curvatures, variations to gait (walking), height difference across the shoulders and tilting of the head and neck. Once the postural analysis is completed a system of postural awareness techniques and corrective exercises are implemented simultaneously to stimulate, retrain and strengthen your body in order to facilitate a return to normal posture.
Some benefits of good posture:
- Keeps bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles, tendons and ligaments are being used properly
- Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces
- Increase energy
- Reduces and can prevent repetitive strain
- Prevents muscles fatigue
- Prevents backache and muscular pain
- Contributes to a good appearance
During pregnancy your body goes through major structural, physiological, and psychological changes. Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and may produce aches and pains. Pregnancy massage can ease these discomforts and help provide a feeling of relaxation and well-being. It also can help an expectant mother prepare physically and emotionally for the changes that will occur during the time of pregnancy.
Benefits that a mother may experience:
- Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
- Lessens sciatic pain
- Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the low back and neck
- Helps with relaxation which in turn can decrease insomnia
- Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, into the brain and nervous system.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Tired and run down? Lymphatic drainage therapy is a highly specialised form of massage, which uses light, rhythmical, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences and requires the therapist to develop a great degree of skill, having an intimate knowledge of the workings of the anatomy of the lymphatic system. The massage works at a skin level to influence the direction and speed of lymphatic flow, re-directing if necessary.
Beneficial of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood
- Relieves fluid congestion
- Boosting the immune system
- Decreasing muscle toxins
- Improving circulation