Spinal Manipulation

Physiotherapist`s use a type of hands-on therapy called manipulation (or adjustment) as their core clinical procedure. While there are some differences in beliefs and approaches within the profession, this Website will give you a general overview, who needs it, how often, discuss scientific research findings on treatment for low-back pain, and answer the most commonly asked questions and suggest other sources of information.

How Does Physiotherapy, Spinal Manipulation Work?

Physio works because you are a self healing, self-regulating organism, which is controlled by your nervous system. Signals and instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ, muscle, cell and tissue. Signals are then sent back to the brain to confirm if your body is working right.

Improper motion and/or position of the spinal bones causes a condition called subluxation. Subluxations interfere with the vital exchange of information by irritating the nerves, which alters the function of organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments help improve mind/body communications. Health may then return with improved nervous system control of the body.

What Is An Adjustment?

An adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health.

What Will it Cost?

We are sensitive to the issue of cost containment. With rising costs of health care and a slumping economy, we pride ourselves on keeping treatment affordable. Because each case is unique.

Many insurance plans cover Physiotherapy. Time payment plans are also available to ensure that you get the care you need today. All of our consultations are free of charge. This gives you an opportunity to meet the doctor and discuss your symptoms and treatment options.

Who Goes to a Chiropractor?

People of all ages are turning to Physiotherapy, Spinal Manipulations as a safe alternative to medications and surgery for acute and chronic pain.

With computer operation growing businesses, stress as a primary cause of spinal pain has come to afflict people of all rank and file. An increase in our weight and poor posture are resulting in more back pain than ever before. Those who suffer are beginning to choose the safe and effective alternative for head, neck and back pain.

Nurses, bankers, brokers, manufacturers, couriers, airline pilots, publishers, reporters, professional athletes, police officers, accountants, attorneys and yes, even medical doctors are seeking out the services of Physiotherapist`s.

What are Common Conditions Treated by Physiotherapy, Manipulation?

Long & Short term spinal pain syndromes including the following:

Chiropractic Adjustment

Is Physiotherapy Treatment Painful?

Modern techniques used today are comfortable and pain-free.

After years of training and experience and after giving thousands of adjustments, we have developed expertise in using just the right amount of force in the right direction. This may require a quick movement, or in other instances, a slow gentle pressure.

Are Adjustments Safe?

Yes! In the words of the New Zealand government’s inquiry, manipulation care is “remarkably safe”. Manipulation has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.

A thorough case history and examination help reveal areas of the spine that may be causing nervous system malfunction. This information will be used to determine the best course of care for each patient.


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