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About chiropractic

Chiropractic is branch of healing arts

What is Chiropractic?

alignment balance

Balance the alignment

Chiropractic is branch of healing arts. Chiropractic focuses on treating the neuromuscular system. It is drugless method. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the symptoms and the causes of the symptoms.

Chiropractic comes from the ideas that initial sources of pain can be treated by locating and removing interferences (known as “subluxation”) from your nervous system. If you have unaligned tyres on your car, it will most likely be a bumpy ride and you will not be able to drive straight. Your spine works in the same way. Your spine is a key centre for your nervous system and is a vital component of your daily activities.

A Chiropractic technique is a safe and natural procedure. It can help restore and regain normal motion to joints. Spinal function is optimised and as a result, your overall health improves.

A chiropractor is trained to use a variety of diagnostic methods such as x-rays, physical exam. Chiropractor use a specific procedures that involve manipulation by hand of various parts of the body to help patients improve general wellbeing.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues and organs of your body are design to resist disease and ill health.

Adjustments have been shown to:

  • Increase blood flow
  • increase nerve flow by releasing pressure off the nerve
  • Increase pain tolerance levels
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase the body’s secretion of “good” chemicals, such as melatonin and endorphins
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce tension and muscle pressure

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

One of the largest misconceptions out there is that Chiropractic adjustment is dangerous and scary.
Like all medical professions, chiropractic care carries risk potential however Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it’s performed by well trained and registered chiropractor.
The profession is based on anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and most importantly, research. Your chiropractors at Almond Wellness Chiropractic Ringwood clinic are Australian registered practitioners and have at least 5 years undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Your treatment will be gentle, painless and have minimal risk.

Type of care

Three stages of chiropractic care

Relief Care

Relief your pain

Relief care is the starting point for all new patients or patients who have new complaint. The goal of relief care is to addresses the initial complaint you may have, such as pain or other health concerns.

During the relief care we will help you:

  • Uncover the underlying cause of your problem;
  • Recommend a treatment plan to address your health concerns;
  • Smoothly transition into a post-symptomatic wellness care

Visits are frequent and regular. Depending on the severity of your complaint, it takes normally 2 times per week, for 2 to 4 weeks.

Once the Relief Care is complete, you may transition into the Corrective Care.

Corrective Care

Correct the imbalance

After completing the Relief Care Phase and your symptoms have been eliminated or reduced, you will then transition into the Corrective Care.

The object of corrective care is to correct the poor biomechanics that causes your spinal problems. And we address the muscular, tendon and ligament’s imbalance, promote the restoring and healing of spinal function. Hence prevent your symptoms from returning.

In addition to the adjustments, exercises may be given to perform at home to help improve and accelerate the healing process.

Visits are less frequent. Depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem, it is done normally weekly or fortnightly.

Wellness Care

True health is a journey, not a destination 

Wellness Care keeps you not only feeling better but also staying healthier.

Maintaining a proper functioning spine and nervous system may arrest small problems before they deteriorate and allow your body to express itself fully.

Wellness care consists of routine maintenance chiropractic visits or check-ups. It is a great way to maintain your spinal alignment and ensure health.

You may choose a frequency of care that is consistent with the physical and mental stresses in your life; Usually, this only requires a quick visit to your chiropractor, whether it is monthly, fortnightly or weekly, on your choice.

Our techniques

Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Pica

Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Pica

Techniques used at Ringwood chiropractic clinic include:

  • Diversified Technique
  • Activator Method Drop-piece
  • Blocking
  • Motion Palpation
  • Massage / Soft tissue therapy
  • Mobilisation
  • PNF/ PIR
  • Cranial Therapy
  • Stretches
  • Rehabilitation