Can anybody see a Chiropractor?
Absolutely! Anyone that would like the best function from their body. Our clients range from newborn babies to those in their 90s. The care is always suited to the individual client.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
If you want the best function from your body! Some people seek chiropractic for treatment of a particular symptom. Often as clients see the improvements and benefits of a well functioning body, they maintain their care for maintenance or wellness visits. It is always your choice.
Some symptoms that may indicate there are underlying issues can include:
- back pain
- neck pain
- headaches or migraines
- poor sleep quality, poor energy, poor concentration
- recurrent injuries
- sciatic/symptoms radiating down the arm or leg
Rather than ‘fixing‘ a symptom, we aim to restore normal function and get your body functioning well. Usually once this happens, there’s a significant reduction in symptoms. Our aim is to ‘treat the cause not the symptom.’
What is a 'Subluxation'?
This is a chiropractic specific term for an area that has decreased function, causing a decrease in neuro-biomechanical function. Usually these areas present with tension, pain or related symptoms.
Medically, a subluxation is described as a partial subluxation, which can be confusing when the medical and chiropractic definitions are taken out of context or crossed. Our aim is to optimise function through removing subluxations, through specific adjustments.
For research into chiropractic, subluxations and the effects of sensorimotor integration post adjustment, see http://research.chiropractic.ac.nz/publications-2019/.
What is an adjustment? What is the noise? Does it hurt?
This is a hands on move done by the chiropractor to restore proper function of a spinal joint, improving movement and function.
At times, this may give a ‘pop’ sound which is a cavitation of the joint space. This happens when nitrogen gas (a byproduct of the synovial fluid in the joint capsule) moves from the joint space rapidly. It is entirely safe and usually it is painless. If the joint has surrounding inflammation it can be slightly tender. It’s our priority that you are comfortable when we’re working together for best results.
Another form of adjusting is using the drop table. Or the activator (an adjusting instrument).
Are x-rays required?
Generally not. If there's clinical justification for x-rays (such as a major trauma or complex case history) we will refer you to Medex Radiology at Matamata Medical Centre. If you have previous x-rays that are relevant, please bring them along.
Are you ACC registered?
Yes. We accept existing ACC claims where the date of injury is within the last 12 months.
If a recent injury has occurred, we can lodge your claim also. Please talk to us for questions.
But somebody told me Chiropractic is old school/not safe/not science/not recommended...
See our ‘Research’ tab!
Our chiropractors are registered, qualified, and are continually staying up to date with latest research & techniques. Chiropractic care is extremely safe with some of the highest satisfaction rates in provider healthcare. Please talk to us for any concerns that you may have.