Techniques And Technology

A number of Chiropractic techniques are used here to suit different needs and circumstances. See below for details.


This is one of the more common Chiropractic techniques used to correct the biomechanics of the spine. A combination of indicators are used to determine which areas of the spine are not moving appropriately. By properly positioning the patient, the joint in question is isolated, and a specific force is applied in the right direction to generate movement in the joint again. Usually a pop or click is heard, but is not necessary. It’s normally a comfortable process, and the patient is often aware of considerable changes/relief straight away.

This technique utilises a “cock-and-release” mechanism built into sections of the adjusting table. Mostly used for adjusting the larger joints of the pelvis, this method can also be used for adjusting other areas of the spine. This method can be very useful for joints that are older, and more degenerated, where it is often more difficult to get extra movement. From the patient’s perspective, it is a very easy, comfortable way of being adjusted - particularly for the neck in older patients.

Advanced Biostructural Correction TM
This is a more complex system of spinal assessment and correction. Based on research by neurosurgeon, Dr. Alf Breig, this system is based on the concept of  “meningeal adhesions”, which prevent the spinal cord sliding freely within the bony canal of the spine. Along with some commonly utilised Diversified adjusting techniques, “ABC” also incorporates a procedure called a “meningeal release”. This is mostly easily described as a ‘really BIG stretch of the whole spine’. Patients treated with this system tend to exhibit  more extensive postural corrections than with more traditional techniques. 

Activator/Impulse Adjusting Instrument
The Activator/Impulse Adjusting Instrument is a hand held adjusting instrument, that has a spring-loaded mechanism which, when released, delivers a short impulse through a flat rubberised tip. This tip is placed over a joint to be adjusted. It is often preferred by patients who may be sensitive to manual adjusting, or is useful when manual or other adjusting techniques may not be appropriate. 

Dry Needling

Dry needling involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into certain tissues (often muscle) with the intended effect of 'irritating' an existing problem (like a Trigger Point) to help it settle, and alleviate the symptoms associated with it. Dry needling has limited evidence of it's effectiveness, and as a rule, we find that if you haven't got some degree of improvement after the 3rd visit, it probably isn't going to help. For those it has helped, we have found it to be mostly associated with improvements in shoulder complaints in particular.

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