Chiropractic Care and Massage in Mackay
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At your first appointment, Dr Kade Anderson (Chiropractor), Dr Lucas Nielsen (Chiropractor) or Dr Jason Finlow (Chiropractor) will take an extensive history and perform a full body examination to develop your personalised Chiropractic Care Plan. This plan will include a variety of modalities and treatment types.
These may include:
Diversified (Manual) Adjustments
Low force techniques such as Activator adjustments and pelvic blocks
Soft tissue techniques
Rehabilitation Exercises & Stretches
Discover how chiropractic care can help you to reach your full wellness potential!
What is Chiropractic?
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.
Dry Needling is a therapy which Dr Kade or Dr Lucas (Chiropractors) may implement as an adjunct to your care. Dry Needling is the insertion of fine needles into specific spots of pain. These spots are located via palpation and can be found in muscle or tendons. Dry Needling stimulates blood flow to the affected area and can assist in decreasing muscle tension and pain. In a Dry Needling appointment, Dr Kade or Dr Lucas (Chiropractors) will perform dry needling along with soft tissue and/or adjustments to help effectively heal tissue and relieve pain. Dry Needling is also available with Tiani and Shantel, 2 of our Remedial Massage Therapists.
Remedial Massage is a modality focused on relieving muscle tension and aches to allow people to function pain-free. It also aids in allowing for greater flexibility, range of motion and encourages lymphatic drainage. Remedial Massage can be a whole body therapy or can be tailored to your problem areas – it is an individual experience guided by your feedback and your body. Here at Anderson Family Chiropractic, we are passionate about maximising your health. Massage Therapy and Chiropractic are complementary services which enable you to function to the best of your ability and optimise your results.