Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractors are skilled in manual treatments such as spinal manipulation, where they use their hands to free stiff or restricted joints, or mobilisation, which is the gradual moving of joints. They may also use other recommended treatments such as dry needling, electrotherapy, stretching exercises and rehabilitation, all of which form part of a chiropractor’s package of care. Chiropractors may also offer lifestyle and ergonomic advice to help recovery and to prevent repeated episodes of back pain.
At Elite Physical medicine we are fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise of our chiropractor and physiotherapy team where collaboration enables patients to get the correct diagnosis and specific treatment programme to suit their individual clinical needs.