What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractic is based on the occurrence of an alignment of the spine. When the spine is properly aligned, there is less pressure on muscles and nerves, which helps ease many different physical conditions. A chiropractor helps by making shaped ‘adjustments’ to your spine, to reduce complaints such as headache, hernia, neck pain, whiplash, back pain, shoulder pain and sciatica. But a chiropractor or chiro is not only to remedy complaints, but also to prevent them. The effective approach of a good chiropractor is to help their clients reach their maximum potential through a healthy spine and nervous system.
When should you see a chiropractor?
Many people think that chiropractic only helps with back pain, but it helps relieve many more physical complaints such as:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Sciatica and Leg Pain
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Improved Mental Focus and ADHD
- Headaches and Migraines
- Difficulty sleeping
- Fatigue and Low Energy
- Stress and Emotional Stability
- Improved Quality of Life
- Recurrent Back Pain
- Pain in the Neck and Shoulders
- Improved Posture
- Wellness Chiropractic Care
In addition, chiropractic is ideally suited to keep your body and mind healthy – even if you have no complaints.
What training has a chiropractor completed – are they doctors?
Chiropractors acquire the title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C) after five or six years of studies (depending on the country). The chiropractic curriculum initially appears similar to a medical degree, although in the last two years students gain practical experience working in the College’s chiropractic centre providing chiropractic care to patients. Some of the chiropractic specific courses include radiology, nutrition and chiropractic care for special populations such as children and the elderly.
Accrediting bodies around the world regulate chiropractic education, in order to maintain and raise standards. At One Chiropractic Studio our chiropractors are qualified from accredited institutions.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractors undergo five years of specific and general health care training. Part of their training focuses on general anatomy, neurology, philosophy, as well as specific spinal clinical presentations, spinal imaging and hands-on experience in a clinical setting.
Extensive research has shown that chiropractic is safe for adults and children. Our ONE approach has a light touch structure, which is also designed to find the technique that suits you best.
At ONE Chiropractic Studio, we are committed to assessing the entire family and adding value by hiring the best principled chiropractors, trained in the best institutions around the world.
What kind of adjustments does a chiropractor perform?
To realign your spine, a chiropractor makes “adjustments.” But at ONE Chiropractor we always start with a personal examination and treatment plan.
When you first arrive at One Chiropractic Studio you will be asked to fill in our intake form, which includes some health and lifestyle questions in order to help us understand your health concerns and goals. You will then meet a One Chiropractic Studio chiropractor to further discuss your health history and we can best assist you.
During our unique chiropractic assessment, we will evaluate:
- Postural assessment through our Posture PRO App
- Functional Outcome Measures (such as Ranges of motion, chiropractic spinal assessment)
- Vitals (such as breathing capacity, grip strength)
- Chiropractic subluxation scans (thermography, EMG)
- Heart rate variability HRV in order to measure your ability to adapt to daily life stress
If deemed necessary your chiropractor will refer you for spinal X-rays, in order to obtain additional information. Read more about the initial Free Posture Check here.
After your initial consult we will schedule you for your One Circle Report, in which you will learn your Life Score© and your One Circle Care Plan based on your wants, needs and goals. You can learn more about our approach here.
Want to know more? Schedule your first consult and we’ll start with a personal examination and treatment plan.