The following is a small collection of people, from different walks of life, who take advantage of Chiropractic for a variety of reasons.


Children

Children’s active lifestyle produces many physical stresses to their spines. Just watch a child fall out of bed, bounce down stairs on their bottom, dive  into  the  couch,  fall  off  the  bike  and  swing,  and  these  are  but  a  few common causes of Subluxations. The earlier Subluxations are detected, the easier they can be corrected.


Parents

The constant bending, lifting and reaching to care for young children forces carers to repeatedly stress their spines awkwardly on a daily basis.


Students

Carrying heavy school bags to  and from school, and then all the sedentary hours siting studying, often causes the spin  to compensate, creating unnatural habit patterns and stresses in their spines.


Seniors

After years of work, family and other activities, your body accumulates a lot of stress which it has not been able to fully adapt to. The earlier Subluxations are detected, the easier they can be corrected. It’s never to late to discover the benefits of Chiropractic.


Athletes

To achieve  fitness, we  keep pushing our bodies  to  new  limits. Unfortunately this process is frequently carried out incorrectly. Even when the activity is performed carefully, pre-existing Subluxations can mean that even a proper workout can unknowingly create serious spinal problems.


Office Workers

Lack of activity and poor postural habits sitting all day can lead to spinal stress.


Factory Workers

Repeated similar movements, can place unnatural stress on specific areas of the spine, causing premature wear and tear, as well as forcing compensations in other areas, creating secondary problems.


Drivers

Long hours of sitting is not healthy for  the  spine, especially aggravated by the frequent climbing in and out of the vehicle, often in a hurry.


Pregnant Women

Chiropractic can be helpful during all stages of pregnancy. This period of rapid development hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments and shifting weight bearing structures, may cause many pregnant women to experience low back pain. As the center of  gravity changes, so does the stress to the spine. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort, many expectant mothers experience that Chiropractic helps normalise nerve system function. This is an important component of overall good health. Dr. Cathy will  take  special  precautions with you during your pregnancy. Modifications to the table or adjusting techniques are made during each stage of your pregnancy.

The benefits of Chiropractic  care  may  also  be  noticed  during  delivery. Many Chiropractic client  report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than deliveries previous to Chiropractic care. The birth process, even under natural and controlled conditions, is potentially traumatic and can stress a still developing spine. During the pushing stages of labor, the spine, particularly the neck, may be injured as the baby is compressed and pushed down the birth canal. As the baby is compressed, the small bones in the neck may be pushed out of natural alignment  and cause nerve interference. This neurological disturbance is called a Vertebral Subluxation. Chiropractors are the only health care providers trained to locate and correct Vertebral Subluxation.

Also, Chiropractors find that infantile colic may be associated with poor spinal function (Subluxations),  arising  from  physical  stresses  to  the  infant’s  spine during birth, or inappropriate handling during the early weeks of life. Modern obstetric  practices,  such  as  birthing  the  babies  with  the  mother  lying  on  her back,  the  use  of  forceps, suction, induction and epidurals may subject the infant  to  significant  trauma.  Such stresses may lead to Subluxations in the infant causing  nerve  interference.  This nerve interference  may  upset  the function of the gastrointestinal system resulting in pain and colic. Correction of spinal stress and the relief of nerve interference may explain the positive effect  Chiropractors have on infantile colic.  A study in Denmark  in 1989 carried out by a Chiropractor and a medical practitioner reported that in 94% of cases of colic, a successful result was obtained following a two week period of care. This research confirms the results of other studies and observations of the effectiveness of Chiropractic.

Chiropractic is a vital fundamental of your children’s health and welfare.