Chiropractic Care can help improve your body’s function so you can perform at your optimal level
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific principle that the body’s important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (spine) and function (nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
The moving bones of the spine protect the communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots with the rest of the body. If these nervous system pathways are impaired, malfunction of the tissue and organ function throughout the body can result.
What is Sports Chiropractic?
Sports Chiropractic provides sports injury prevention and care to athletes in the form of conservative management, rehabilitation and performance. The aim is to optimise the neuromusculoskeletal system, meaning the interactions between nerves, muscles and the skeleton.
This is achieved through the application of a multi-modal treatment approach that may include manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation, exercise therapy, nutritional advice, strapping and bracing. These approaches are applied to injury management (acute, subacute and chronic injury) as well as in the prevention of injury and optimising athletic performance.
What is the role of a Chiropractor and a Sports Chiropractor?
Chiropractors aim to improve spinal function, improve nervous system function, and improve health. This is achieved with safe and highly skilled techniques and advice on nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle modifications.
In addition to the roles of a general Chiropractor, a Sports Chiropractor possesses additional qualifications specific to sport and incorporates clinical information specific to the needs of athletes.
What does an Initial Consultation include?
Chiropractors are very thorough, therefore an initial consultation may include:
- Health history
- Postural assessment
- Neurological assessment
- Orthopedic assessment
- Full spine x-ray imaging
- X-ray imaging analysis
When you first visit Elite Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, we take a health history from you then proceed on to a thorough examination. From here we determine whether you require a referral for x-ray imaging.
The next step is when we explain our findings and discuss all treatment options in order for you to achieve your treatment goals. We like to design a tailored treatment plan together that is suited to your needs.
How can Chiropractic help?
We provide manual techniques as well as gentle techniques depending on your personal preference.
Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls every cell in your entire body. If these pathways are disturbed, a decrease in the body’s function will occur. It may present itself with pain and tenderness but most importantly, it leaves the body exposed to chronic disease and illness. Our aim is to remove these interferences in order for your body to function at its best.
We have a special interest in working with families of all ages. It is essential to have a properly functioning nervous system for normal development to occur in children and teenagers. However it is never too late for adults to begin care as health is an investment for the future.
Our specialty is in sports injuries or sports-like injuries. We can assist you with pre-game preparation, post-game recovery, injury prevention, acute and chronic injuries, rehabilitation, nutritional advice and general aches and pains.
Health & Wellbeing
We strive to educate our patients to positively make decisions on their health and wellbeing. Chronic disease and illness is preventable with a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, we take a wholistic approach by providing nutritional advice, lifestyle modification advice and exercise prescription in addition to Chiropractic treatment.