How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic has been proven to be effective in the treatment of a variety of conditions, injuries and disorders, during your first appointment at Avondale Chiropractic your Chiropractor will assess your condition and advise whether Chiropractic is appropriate. Chiropractic is a hands on therapy that uses different techniques including spinal manipulation that may involve quick sharp movements. These safe techniques are designed to improve mobility and alignment.
A treatment emphasises manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation, and includes exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling.
Most people seek help for relief from aches and pains in their spine or joints. The most common conditions are Back, neck and shoulder pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints, muscular aches and falls or accidents. Back pain is a common ailment and may be influenced by physical activities and sports, a sedentary lifestyle and working environment, the aging process, and poor posture.
Safe and Effective
When you come for a chiropractic treatment your chiropractor may use some other techniques to compliment McTimoney Chiropractic.
A wide range of additional modalities are available to help with your progress and promote well-being.
Acupuncture / Dry Needling
Dry needling uses very fine needles inserted into the skin and muscular tissue to relieve pain and release tight areas in muscles. When inserted into traditional Chinese acupuncture points, the needles can have therapeutic effects beyond the local tissues.
Soft Tissue Techniques
There are lots of soft tissue techniques and some that are used at Avondale Chiropractic include massage, Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Release.
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
MET are an advanced type of stretch. They aim to restore normal range of motion to tight muscles. METs are usually painless, quick and effective. You may not feel very much during the technique but afterwards, the muscle group in question should feel more relaxed and stretchy. Muscle Energy Techniques are used in conjunction with other techniques to help reduce muscle pain.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
STR is a technique used to release soft tissues including fascia, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It targets stuck or bound tissues and improves muscle flexibility, texture, and function by breaking down fascial restrictions. A versatile and effective tool useful to accelerate healing, STR is especially useful following periods of immobilisation from illness, injury or sedentary lifestyle. Many chronic postural issues can also benefit from this technique.