Chiropractors are doctors who focus on treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are primarily spinal experts in our health care systems. The Chiropractic examination, diagnosis and treatments are based on the best available research and evidence.

What conditions can chiropractic treat?

Our chiropractors adopt a safe, gentle, evidence-based approach to care and strive to help reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction related to all types of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Neuromusculoskeletal conditions involve neck pain, whiplash, lower back pain, migraines and headaches (cervicogenic, cluster etc) sciatica, scoliosis, spinal disc injuries (inflammation or herniation), sports-related injuries (shoulder or knee injuries etc), tendonitis (rotator cuff, tennis and golfers elbow, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, adhesive capsulitis etc), nerve entrapment syndromes (carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel), pregnancy related aches and pains (sciatica, sacroiliac joint syndrome, pubic symphysis dysfunction etc), myofascial pain syndromes, osteoarthritis (degenerative disc disease), sprains and joint pain.

The paediatric care is adapted to the individual patient and is highly skilled as well as very gentle especially it comes to infants and children in particular. Paediatric/infant chiropractic care involves management for infant related conditions which generally involve reflux, colic, cramping/winding issues, c-section section or natural birth related conditions, birthing, conditions related to multiple birth, plagiocephaly/flat head syndrome, torticoliis, hip dysplasia, tongue tie/ankyloglossia and many more.

Children can also benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sport. Injuries such as these may include back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.

What can I expect at my first chiropractic visit?

The chiropractor will start by asking you about your medical history and what the main reason is for making an appointment in the first place is. A physical examination will then be performed by the doctor. Imaging or lab tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis. Taking the above into consideration, the chiropractor will then reach a diagnosis and advise you whether chiropractic treatment is necessary. As part of this process, the chiropractor will explain your condition to you and recommend a treatment plan. There may be situations where the chiropractor feels that your condition may be better treated by another health practitioner, he/she will proceed to make the relevant referral.

How are paediatric chiropractic visits conducted?


The chiropractor will start by asking parents about the infant’s medical history, birth process and what the main reason is for making an appointment in the first place is. A physical examination will then be performed by the doctor, during the examination the doctor will check for conditions or signs that may link into the initial complaint of the patient/infant. The doctor will screen for common paediatric conditions such as positional plagiocephaly/flat head syndrome, torticollis, hip dysplasia and so on. As part of this process, the chiropractor will explain your condition to you and recommend a treatment plan as well as teach you techniques to wind and alleviate pain from gas that your baby may have. The main idea is to get parents to better understand their baby’s condition and empower parents by enabling them to deal with the condition in a better way.

How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilises the highly refined skills developed during the Doctor of Chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to gently manipulate the joints of the body, more specifically the spine, to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patients pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble in the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.