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Our Techniques

What do you actually do?

Most often we are asked 'What do you actually do?' To be honest it is very difficult to explain until you experience it. To give you an idea, we have listed below some of the many techniques we use to help you heal and stay well. Firstly, there are some things you should know:

  • We choose the techniques which are right for you based on your age, condition, medical history and your personal preference.
  • We want Chiropractic and massage to be an enjoyable experience so always want your feedback about care with us
  • Adjustments are powerful, but extremely gentle and should never hurt
  • Our senior practitioners are qualified in all the techniques below
Popping Technique

The Diversified Technique, this involves a gentle movement of a restricted vertebrae to enable healthy joint movement. The pop is air being released in the joint capsule which is painless.

Activator Technique

The activator is a tool used to gently adjust vertebrae and relax muscles. It is ideal for elderly patients, children, nervous patients, and patient’s post-surgery.

Blocks Technique

This involves using blocks and gravity to gently traction joints to relieve tension on nerves and muscles. Brilliant for muscle spasm and lower back pain.

Dry needling is a western form of acupuncture used alongside Chiropractic Care to relax muscles and reduce muscle spasm.

Drop Table Technique

This technique makes use of specialised drop piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until a gentle thrust is given. Each drop piece then gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.

Trigger Point Therapy Technique

The primary purpose of trigger point therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.

A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal by-product of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle as a result of physical, chemical or emotional stress.

This technique uses gentle movements of the vertebrae and base of the skull and soft tissues to improve nervous system function.