Police Road Chiro
The treatments done at this clinic usually combine spinal work (manipulation and mobilisation) and muscle work (deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy).
The treatments done at this clinic usually combine spinal work (manipulation and mobilisation) and muscle work (deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy). In some instances, dry needling is used. Most patients are given stretches and strengthening exercises to do and are encouraged to do them regularly to complement the hands-on care.
A technique where the practitioner uses their hands to apply a controlled thrust to a joint of the spine. The purpose of the technique is to improve spinal joint movement. An improvement in joint movement usually helps with reduction of stiffness and pain. Some patients prefer not to have manipulation done, or, in some instances, the technique is not right for them (there are some conditions where it should be avoided) and in these instances spinal mobilisation is used on its own.
This technique involves passive repeated movement of spinal joints by the practitioner usually without thrusting on the joint. At PRC, it is usually used in combination with spinal manipulation for the purpose of improving spinal joint movement.
Deep soft tissue therapy used to enhance function, aid the healing process and decrease muscle reflex activity. It also helps promote relaxation and well-being.
A muscle technique for releasing or softening a muscle knot to reduce (or eliminate) the knot pain and associated pain. The therapist focuses on rubbing or pressing the muscle knots.
Dry needling is a modern treatment for easing muscular pain. It is done through the use of fine needles (similar to acupuncture needles) that are inserted into knotted or tense muscles. It is safe and side effects are not common. The clinic acknowledges that some people don’t like needles so it’s not a technique for everyone. As with other techniques, it is not used if a patient prefers that it not to be done.