Melbourne Chiropractic Services
Chiropractic is a health care profession based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism. The practice of chiropractic is focussed on the relationship between structure, primarily of the spine and pelvis and the function of the body, as
The practice of chiropractic is focussed on the relationship between structure, primarily of the spine and pelvis and the function of the body, as coordinated by the nervous system.
Our central nervous system (CNS), consists of the brain and spinal cord and this controls, coordinates and regulates all the systems of our body.
Peripheral nerves branch from the spinal cord and when the spinal and extremity joints are not functioning correctly, these nerves may become irritated and pain can result. The muscles in the affected areas are also controlled by the CNS and the affect on these muscle groups may cause stiffness and spasm, as well as weakness and pain. It is the relationship of the structure and the function of the body, as to how the health of the individual can be restored and maintained.
Chiropractic care includes the adjustment/manipulation to specific joint segments combined with joint and soft-tissue manual treatments.
Rehabilitation exercises and patient education regarding, if necessary, any alterations to daily activities are also implemented and depending upon the care that is required, orthotics and other aids may also be needed to assist in the healing phase/s.