The word chiropractic comes from a combination of the Greek words kheiro and praktikos meaning ‘done by hand’.
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline firmly grounded in science. Although mainly focusing on the relationship between the skeletal and nervous systems, it is concerned with the care of the entire body. Chiropractors use a range of methods to diagnose the state of your health, including a thorough chiropractic, neurological and orthopaedic assessment that may include the use of x-rays. Particular attention is paid to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system (nerves, muscles, bones and joints) and treatment consists of joint and soft tissue manipulation, and manual adjustments. After medicine and dentistry, chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in the world with over 60,000 chiropractors worldwide. Like dentistry, chiropractic emphasises the role of preventative, wellness care, helping to ensure that minor problems do not become major ones.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic recognises that your body has a powerful ability to deal with and heal various knocks, bumps and injuries, as well as to detoxify and destroy the day-to-day poisons and bugs that you encounter all the time. This healing ability is organised and co-ordinated by your nervous system: the brain and spinal cord, together with all the nerves that connect the spinal cord to every single cell in your body. There are times when your nervous system becomes compromised; this can be due to malfunctioning in the bony system that protects your brain and spinal cord. So, if the normal movement in your skull, spinal column or pelvis is disrupted, this can cause interference with the associated nervous system structures.
The centre houses the existing Doctors of Chiropractic:
Giles Courtis DC FRCC
Zach McAllister MChiro CCEP
Eric Pahl MChiro