What is Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care is a hands-on treatment developed by DD Palmer in the 19th Century, used to maintain health and treat disorders of the muscles, nerves and joints. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the movements of the spine and other joints within the body, in order to locate areas which are ‘subluxated’ or stuck.

Such restricted joints can have a negative impact on the nerves which exit between the joints, thus affecting the signals between the brain and nerves to the muscles and organs of the body – a bit like a bad mobile phone signal. Subluxations can affect surrounding structures, leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness, tight or weak muscles and difficulty in performing normal activities.

The goal of Chiropractic Care is to locate and remove such joint restrictions with the use of gentle, safe and effective adjustments into the affected joint. Massage and stretching techniques are also utilised where appropriate. As such, Chiropractic Care serves to maximise mobility and optimise function of the nervous system, allowing information to be correctly passed between the brain and the organs of the body.

Veterinary Chiropractic uses a combination of Veterinary and Chiropractic skills in order to assess, treat and rehabilitate ‘bad backs’, lameness, health and spinal disorders of animals. Veterinary Chiropractic is a well established and scientifically grounded approach to animal healthcare used to treat many biomechanical issues suffered by animals. Veterinary Chiropractic is not a replacement for correct Veterinary care, but rather an integrative healthcare modality from which animals greatly benefit.

While Doctors of Chiropractic provide Primary Care for people, your Veterinary Surgeon always remains the Primary Care Provider for your animal. Consent must always be obtained from your Vet prior to anyone who is not a Veterinary Surgeon treating your animal. This is to maintain the safety of your animal in accordance with the Vets Act.