WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic is a patient-centred, non invasive, hands-on, regulated health care profession focused on your spine, muscles and joints and how these structures interact with one another. Chiropractors use the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose issues that affect your body’s movement. They treat these issues without medication or surgery and prevent them from returning. Chiropractic care can also promote health and improve your quality of life, as well as alleviate pain.
WHY PEOPLE SEEK CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
The most common reason why people seek chiropractic care is because they are in pain. Chiropractic is well known for it’s ability to help people get relief from a number of different issues. Once patients are out of pain they continue seeing their chiropractor to help prevent injuries and keep their spines healthy. A moving spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine is a happy spine. Other times, people will visit a chiropractor to improve their mobility or posture and some people just love how they feel after their adjustments.
Parents seek chiropractic care for their newborn or small baby who have been experiencing “colic” or other fussy symptoms. The spine and the skull of a newborn is particular sensitive to subluxations. These subluxations can cause all sorts of issues and interfere with feeding, sleep, digestion, comfort and development. Chiropractic care for babies is especially gentle but yields almost instant results.
Pregnant moms seek chiropractic care if they are experiencing pain, especially lower back, pubic bone or hip pain. Some moms to be see us to ensure that their pelvic girdle is free from restriction to help with optimal positioning of baby as well as to help the birth process.
Through gentle adjustments, chiropractic care can reduce your pain and improve your function, getting you to live your healthiest of life.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Visiting a health care practitioner for the first time can always be a scary thought, but at Berry Chiropractic we aim to make you feel calm, heard and relaxed. On the first visit, Dr Berry will go through what brought you there in the first place. A thorough history is important so that we can identify what your tiggers may be. A detailed medical history is also important so that any red flags may be ruled out and to determine what suitable treatment may be used. Dr Berry will then proceed to do all the necessary and relevant testing and a diagnosis given. Should any other tests be required, Dr Berry will refer you out. Dr Berry will discuss your treatment options and should you consent, treatment will commence.
On your second visit, Dr Berry will present all your findings in a report and a treatment plan can be discussed. She will have taken into consideration your tests, diagnosis as well as your goals. Treatment plans vary from patient to patient. Dr Berry encourages all her patients to have an active role in their treatment plan rather than just a passive role. The health journey you are embarking on is your own one.
Having a few tools in the toolbox is always useful! Dr Berry practices using a variety of techniques. These include
- Diversified Adjustment
- Dry Needling
- Flexion Distraction
- Activator Technique
- Fascial Release
- Exercise Therapy
- Breastfeeding support
- Scoliosis screening
- Craniosacral therapy
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED
Neck & back pain
Headaches & Migraines
Sports injuries/ overuse injuries
Pain related to arthritis
Joint pain (shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist etc)
Muscle aches and pains
Rotater cuff pathology
Pelvic girdle pain
Lower back pain
Round ligament pain
Pubic bone pain (Symphsis Pubis Dysfunction)
“Lightening Crotch” pain
Getting baby optimally positioned