Chiropractic manipulation or adjustment involves safe, usually gentle, manipulation to release joints in the spine or other parts of the body that are restricted when palpated. Manipulation performed by a skilled therapist is both safe and effective.
WHO guidelines on basic training and safety of Chiropractic: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241593717_eng.pdf
NICEGuidelines: CG88 Low back pain, 2016: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59/chapter/Recommendations
Safety of chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine: a prospective national survey: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17906581
Soft tissue mobilisation
Soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia, are frequently injured or under the tension. During the examination, your chiropractor will use palpation to identify and assess tightness or tension that needs releasing.
NICEGuidelines:CG88 Low back pain, 2016: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59/chapter/Recommendations
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)
DNS is a revolutionary movement technique which has shown a huge success in training the body ensuring good control of movement and posture. Developed over the last 20 year by Professor Pavel Kolar, Dr Alena Kobesova a neurologist and their rehab team at Motol Hospital in Prague, it involves a combination of hands-on treatment and specifically tailored exercises you can do at home or in the gym.
Stecco Fascial Manipulation
Stecco Fascial Manipulation
Fascial Manipulation© is a soft tissue technique developed by Luigi Stecco, PT who over the past 30-40 years. Research in this method is now being done by both his son Dr Antonio Stecco and his daughter Dr Carla Stecco, an orthopaedic surgeon. Fascia is a soft connective tissue that plays an important role in proprioception and coordination of movement. Fasica aid muscles and joints to slide and glide through contraction and relaxation phases. When muscles become over worked or repetitively used, they may become unable to slide and glide freely causing densifications or “knots”.
Systemic reviews show that manipulation can be an effective treatment choice for:
“Mechanical” Low Back Pain and Stiffness
“Mechanical” Neck Pain and Stiffness
Neck and Back pain related to poor Posture, Awkward Sitting Positions or Tension
Headaches including Migraine Prevention and Neck related Headaches
Shoulder Complaints, including Soft Tissue Disorders
Rotator Cuff Complaints
Frozen Elbow from Associated Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Neck and Back
Tennis Elbow from Associated Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Neck and Back
Hip and Knee Complaints from Associated Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Back
Knee Pain from Associated Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Back
Ankle Sprain and Plantar Fasciitis (short term)
Techniques used are always tailored to the individual. The aim is always to follow the best research and clinical guidelines, and treatment is only performed with clinical justification and your consent.