Chiropractic was founded/discovered by DD Palmer in 1895 and have developed and evolved for over 120 years. Chiropractors in Australia are a nationally registered and regulated health care profession.
A chiropractors goal is to improve general health. Assessing and managing of spine related and other musculoskeletal health conditions to improve patients quality of life and reduce risk factors associated with spinal pain and dysfunction.
Chiropractors use a patient centred care and provide a therapeutic approach to care that incorporates a range of manual therapies that may include spinal adjustments, mobilisations, muscle and soft tissue techniques as well as offering exercise advice, rehabilitation, basic nutritional recommendation and other lifestyle advice.
Chiropractors are non-pharmacological and non-surgical spine care experts within the health care system. Australian chiropractors have a broad five year university degree focused on the neuro- musculoskeletal system. When and if needed the chiropractor will communication and refer you on to other health care professionals.
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The human body was designed for movement, so to keep your spine at its best we should stay active. A healthier spine means a healthier life. Walking is a terrific form of exercise. It strengthens your spine and helps position your spine in the natural shape it was designed for.
Daily carrying of a school back pack is a frequent cause of discomfort and pain in school age children. The most common postural and spinal problems we find in adolescents are: Forward head carriage, Slouching and increased kyphosis (increased curvature of the middle back) and uneven hips.
Everyone will at some point in their life be experience stressful situations. Eg. A car accident, loss of a loved one, work stress, financial stress, exams etc. Stress causes a responses in the body. The Sympathetic nervous system is the fight and flight system in our body.