Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments and tendons, especially related to the spine.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, low level laser therapy, stretching, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other related conditions.
Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser or light therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific types of light to interact with tissue. It is used to eliminate pain and promote healing for a variety of medical conditions.
Laser therapy is the use of light from a Low Intensity Laser Diode or an array of Super-luminous Diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. advanced laser therapy is also known as cold laser, low intensity laser therapy, LLLT or photobiomodulation.
Laser therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease; laser therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of laser therapy are long lasting – Bioflex Laser Website.
Medical dry needling uses a small, solid filament needle which is inserted in a contracted painful knotted muscle to create a local twitch reflex which is both diagnostic and therapeutic as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle.
Research shows medical dry needling will decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve flexibility and decrease pain.
The body considers the needle as a foreign invader and will activate the immune system as a response. The cut muscle fibers also produce an inflammatory reaction that your body will respond to not just locally but all over the body to reduce inflammation systemically.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a type of orthobiologic therapy that involve taking a patient’s own blood and concentrating the levels of platelets and growth factors to promote healing in injured musculoskeletal tissue.
We now use PRP therapy to help rejuvenate our patients and slow down the aging process in their face, whether this is down to chronological aging, or environmental or solar damage. This is done via mesenchymal and epithelial rejuvenation through injection of the patient’s enriched autologous plasma. The impact of this is to regenerate by way of the biological stimulation of existing stem cells, by growth factors.
Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They are designed to improve the way you move.
Orthotics are only manufactured after a complete evaluation of your pelvis, feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique biomechanics and skeletal structure.
Clinical biomechanics is the science that looks for dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system (posture). By analysing the way you move and function during activity & sport, we are able to identify the abnormal motion patterns that are causing your injury.
Active Chiropractic Centre uses the very latest technology in kinetics (the study of ground reaction forces) and kinematics (the study of movement) to find the cause of your injury.
X-rays and MRI-scans available on referral at chiropractor’s recommendation. Prices vary depending on the choice of provider.