'Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.'
The term “chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. Hands-on therapy—especially adjustment of the spine—is central to chiropractic care. Chiropractic is based on the notion that the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects health.
A chiropractic adjustment is delivered to a joint with the aim of restoring proper function, to allow proper signalling to occur between the body and the brain, via the nervous system. The movement in our joints provides the brain with constant feedback (proprioception) so that we can continually adapt against gravity and other forces. When this proprioceptive system fails, we can suffer from minor issues such as tightness in the muscles, through to major issues such as severe disc injury, and these can occur with simple movements (such as tying your shoe laces).
Dr Katie McManus uses a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques to deliver safe, effective care. These techniques range from manual "hands on" adjustments, to more gentle approaches such as Activator Methods or Sacro-Occipital and Cranial techniques, allowing for safe care for the whole family. Rest assured that your treatment can be tailored to whatever style of care makes you feel the most comfortable.