The aim of Chiropractic is to restore the function of the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine and other body parts. Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists that evaluate joint function with chiropractic and orthopaedic examination.
Areas with restricted joint movement are corrected with chiropractic manipulation, which is the introduction of movement by hand. Manipulation is accompanied by massage, gentle stretching and mobilisation techniques.
Over time treatment corrects muscular imbalance and reduces irritation and inflammation. The overall effect is reduction in pain and an improvement in joint movement and function. Exercises may also be prescribed to help maintain recovery and prevent recurrence.
Some problems of the musculoskeletal system can be caused by trauma, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, carrying and lifting, illness and every day activities.
At WhiteTherapy all Chiropractors have trained for a minimum of four years at degree level, are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and British Chiropractic Association and undertake continuing professional development to maintain evidence-based practice.