What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine, muscle and nervous system conditions. The course of treatment aims to help relieve pain and improve function without surgery or pharmaceuticals through spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, exercise, education, modalities (i.e. ultrasound or laser) and rehabilitation. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend injury prevention strategies.
Chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of dysfunctional spinal movements through spinal manipulative therapy and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body. This motion can be accompanied by an audible pop. When a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape from the joint capsule causing the popping noise, similar to cracking your knuckles. Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
- Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
- Better posture
- Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
- Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Improved flexibility
- Relief of pregnancy-related backache
- Correction of gait and foot problems
Chiropractic in OnePointHealth
The structure of OnePointHealth has allowed chiropractic to work in collaboration with other healthcare providers that enhance the quality of patient care and safety of patients. Here, our Chiropractors work complementary with other healthcare providers, including (but not limited to): medical doctors, physiotherapists, dieticians, surgeons, podiatrist etc.
This partnership brings a unique perspective to the healthcare team and can improve your experience and satisfaction. By partnering with other healthcare providers to tackle chronic and complex conditions, professionals are able to optimize your care through referral networks or collaborative teams allows practitioners to help mitigate the burden of chronic conditions and comorbidities.