What Is Chiropratic?

Updated: Jun 18, 2018

At its core, Chiropractic is an allied health discipline which focuses on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, correcting misalignments in the spine to help relieve pain and restore proper movement and function to the body.


The term “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice). This describes the way that Chiropractors treat, using their hands to perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine. These adjustments are quick movements applied to the spine and other joints in the body to help restore proper movement, and nowadays can be applied either with the Chiropractors hands or with a device called an Activator. Spinal adjustments have been found to be an incredibly safe and effective way to treat a variety of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia.


In her practice Dr Kade Anderson uses a variety of techniques alongside the chiropractic adjustment. Your chiropractic treatment may include soft tissue therapy, exercises, stretches, kinesiotaping or dry needling. Dr Kade will tailor her treatment to your you and your body’s preferences and needs so you can be assured that you will get the best care possible.


Dr Kade and the team are always available to answer your questions about Chiropractic care. Give us a call on 07 49426930 to have a chat or book your appointment!


References:

- “Chiropractic In Depth” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2012. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/chiropractic/introduction.htm

- “What Does Chiropractic Care Involve?” Chiropractic Association of Australia NSW, 2012 http://www.chiropractorsnsw.asn.au/what-does-chiropractic-care-involve

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