Our Chiropractors have been trained in a variety of different techniques all designed to improve your complaints as efficiently as possible.
NeuroImpulse Protocol (NIP)
NIP is a new technique, which is at the very cutting edge of modern Chiropractic care. The technique was developed in the early 1990s by Australian Chiropractor Dr Neil Davies, a neurological specialist based at McQuarrie University. He designed the protocol as a system of analysis and treatment to determine the function of the nervous system and correct that function with minimal force. A strict examination protocol is used to find subluxations, the entire examination is lead by neurological findings rather than pain patterns allowing for better accuracy of diagnosis.
Crack free Chiropractic!
The adjustments used to correct the subluxations consist of a hold and impulse technique directed to restore normal neurological function with the minimal force. There is no audible 'crack' or movement of bones and as such this technique is 100% safe for patients of all ages suffering with a wide variety of problems. It is especially effective in care of paediatric patients, for example our paediatric specialist has treated babies only days old with it. It is also very effective in the care of elderly patients, or those with severe pain.
Other techniques used include:
Diversified Technique assesses the body biomechanically and provides treatment using short, quick thrusts to the affected joints. These techniques can sometimes cause a 'pop' or a 'click' as the pressure changes in the joints, this can unnerve some patients (and some rather like it!) but it has no bearing on the effectiveness of the adjustment delivered.
Thompson Drop and Activator Techniques
Both Thompson Drop and Activator Techniques make use of tools to aid in the treatment of spinal and extremity techniques. They allow the Chiropractor to regulate the amount of force used in delivering the treatment.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
AK uses manual muscle testing to more accurately locate subluxations and determine the appropriate correction as well as acting as a useful marker as to the improvement seen post-adjustment.
SOT is a system designed to assess and treat the spine, particularly focussing on the Occiput (the base of the skull) and the Sacrum (at the base of the spine). It involves the use of cranial and blocking techniques and is very gentle, therefore is often used with elderly patients.
The McTimoney method is a Chiropractic technique of adjusting. It is a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle adjustments to the body make it suitable for people of all ages. The adjustments realign and balance the body, relieving pain and increasing mobility. The Chiropractor is aiming to get to the root cause of your symptoms and the whole body approach improves your entire body's function, not just where you are experiencing symptoms.
A McTimoney adjustment is known as toggle torque recoil adjustment and is a high speed and low force adjustment. The speed, angle and anatomical specificity of the adjustment is what makes it feel so gentle.