Clinic Info, Processes & Prices
Chiropractors use multiple techniques to treat areas of dysfunction within your spine and other joints of your body. Learn more about chiropractic here.
The following techniques are used at Karori Chiropractic:
The most common technique used by chiropractors worldwide. This technique involves the use of the chiropractors hands to adjust (another term for manipulate) the joints of your spine. Various positions, forces and directions are used during adjustments, depending on where the dysfunction lies and your unique structure. A quick, small and specific thrust is applied through the chiropractors hands to the dysfunctional joint in your spine.
A specially designed table is used to assist in the adjustment. To adjust, the drop piece under the corresponding area of dysfunction is raised, set to a specific tension and a quick, small and specific thrust is applied to the dysfunctional joint, causing the table piece below to drop suddenly. While this may sound extreme, the drop is approximately 1cm in height. In fact, many people prefer this technique as the forces involved can be lighter.
A device is used to apply the adjustment instead of the chiropractors hands. The device applies a quick, small mechanical force. The force output is varied depending on your comfort levels and the spinal area. The activator device is commonly used as an alternative to the more forceful techniques, especially for the young or old.
A technique similar to Diversified however, it uses different body positions and directions of force.
Not a manipulative technique however it can be very helpful for lower back conditions. A special table is required allowing lower lumber flexion and a unique stretch of the soft tissues within your lower back, difficult to achieve yourself. This type of stretching can have many benefits.
We are trained to assess and adjust most major joints in your body outside of the spine.
Not commonly utilised at Karori Chiropractic but it can be useful for upper neck dysfunction if required.