Our Chiropractic Services
What is Chiropractic?
It’s natural, safe and scientific!
Being natural and non-invasive, chiropractic works with your amazing ability to self-heal and self-regulate. It does this via healthy communication between your brain and body. At times this communication can be blocked or interfered by improper position or motion of the bones of your spine (subluxation). When interference occurs so does our ability to function at 100%.
At OLIVE Chiropractic, we employ precise adjustments to realign the spine and remove these interferences. This process not only alleviates discomfort but also renews the body’s ability to function at its full potential. We see chiropractic care as a dynamic partnership between science, nature, and the individual, restoring balance and vitality for a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Who is Chiropractic For?
From pain relief to preventative care, our bespoke Chiropractic treatments are attuned to your needs. We provide Chiropractic care for the whole family – babies, kids, and adults.
Whether you’re seeking pain relief, taking preventative measures, promoting family health, supporting a healthy pregnancy, nurturing your child’s development – and everything in between – we offer practical care designed to align with your needs.
What can I get Chiropractic For?
Pain relief is often the initial catalyst that leads individuals to seek chiropractic care. Chiropractic stands out as an exceptionally effective approach for alleviating pain, regardless of its origin. Through precise adjustments and targeted interventions, we work to restore proper alignment, alleviate muscle tension, and optimise nervous system function.
What sets chiropractic care apart is its comprehensive approach to pain management. While some treatments may provide temporary relief, chiropractic aims to address the underlying issues contributing to discomfort. By doing so, it not only offers relief but also significantly reduces the likelihood of pain reoccurring. Our focus extends beyond immediate symptoms to help you build a foundation of long-term well-being.
At OLIVE Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to not only helping you find relief from pain but also empowering you to enjoy a healthier, more pain-free future.
Here are some examples of pome pain or discomfort that chiropractic can help alleviate:
What Chiropractic Techniques do OLIVE Chiropractic use?
At OLIVE Chiropractic, we employ a variety of specialised techniques to cater to the unique needs and preferences of our patients. These include:
Thompson Technique uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. The drop pieces help to minimise the force used during an adjustment, making it more comfortable for the person getting adjusted.
Diversified Technique uses specific motion palpation and leg checks to uncover an imbalance or nervous system interference in the spine. A gentle impulse is then administered into the system. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint.
Activator Methods uses a small, hand-held metal instrument that delivers a gentle thrust, which is barely noticeable to the person. The thrust is developed from the rapid release of a compressed spring inside the instrument. Cavitation or “popping”, of the joint typically does not occur.
Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used on pregnant women. It reduces interference to the nervous system, improving function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vertebral Subluxations occur when the vertebra moves into the incorrect position and interferes with the flow of information or nerve messages between your brain and body.This may affect muscles, cells and organs they communicate with.
Most subluxations exist without pain or discomfort. Chiropractors locate, analyse and correct subluxations.
Subluxations are caused by stresses that the body has been unable to adapt to. This may include:
Physical: injuries, accidents, slips, falls, whiplash, prolonged sitting and standing, poor posture, the birth process itself exerts pressure on the spine and nervous system. The use of forceps and vacuum extraction can create further distress.
Chemical: toxins, additives and chemicals in foods, smoking, medications, environmental pollutants, alcohol and sugar.
Mental & Emotional: upsets, arguments, personal traumas, work or relationship pressure, life or career changes. These upset body chemistry, which disrupt the tone of both muscles and ligaments resulting in subluxation.
Health has been defined as “a state of optimal physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or illness.” Unfortunately, many of us will not consider our health until it is greatly compromised. Life can be so busy we forget to prioritise sustainable healthy lifestyle habits. We are each inherently designed to be healthy.
Chiropractic care works to restore and strengthen that inborn capacity through a proactive health model that focuses on you staying healthy for a lifetime.
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Some individuals may have concerns about chiropractic care, fearing discomfort or the notion of bones cracking. However, it’s important to clarify that chiropractic treatment can be entirely painless and gentle.
The ‘cracking’ sound often associated with chiropractic adjustments is simply the release of gas bubbles in synovial joint fluid, a natural and painless occurrence.
At OLIVE Chiropractic, we prioritise your comfort and well-being, offering a range of gentle joint adjusting techniques and muscle releases. We encourage active participation and value your preferences, ensuring you feel at ease during treatment. Our diverse chiropractic techniques cater to various needs, emphasising a safe and comfortable experience for all our patients
The duration of chiropractic treatment varies depending on the individual’s condition. Acute injuries may resolve relatively quickly, while chronic or long-term issues might require ongoing care.
Our experienced chiropractors will assess your case, considering factors like the nature and duration of your problem, age, and overall health. They will recommend a treatment schedule tailored to your needs, and regular check-ins will ensure progress is on track.
Additionally, some patients choose to continue chiropractic care as part of a wellness routine, helping the body function optimally and prevent future issues, much like dental checkups maintain oral health