Chiropractors have 5 years of university education, which focuses on understanding the function of the spine and nervous system. The World Health Organisation defines chiropractic as "A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and these effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations."
Our philosophy is based on the following common sense principles. They serve as our guide as we assess your health and make specific care recommendations:
- Being healthy is your normal state
- Stress (both physical and emotional) can overload your body and nervous system
- Spinal dysfunction is usually the result of a "stressed" body resulting in poor function and pain
- Adjustments may help reduce spinal dysfunction