Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and the nervous systems and the effects these disorders can have on health,
An underlying principle of Chiropractic is that a correctly aligned skeleton facilitates a healthy nervous system.
Chiropractors practise a drug free, hands on approach to healthcare that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
The McTimoney approach to Chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic can alleviate the problems of neck ache, back ache, joint pain, shoulder or arm pain, and sports injuries.
It has also been found beneficial in the treatment of Fibromyalgia, Digestive problems, Rheumatism, Muscle tension, and many more conditions.
Bill also utilises other treatment methods allied to Chiropractic care.
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique, (AMCT), was developed in the USA.
An Activator is a small hand held instrument that is used to gently restore proper alignment and motion to the vertebrae of your spine.
The unique design of the Activator is responsible for the extraordinary safety and comfort of the Activator Technique.
To correct problems in your spine or extremities, the chiropractor will place the soft rubber tip of the Activator on the area to be adjusted and squeeze the handle. You feel a gentle “tap” and the adjustment is over.
Our first time patients often express amazement at how effective and gentle the adjustments are.
Bill also uses the latest Electrotherapy modalities such as therapeutic Ultrasound and Interferential.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that has been used by physical therapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using a round-headed wand or probe that is put in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Ultrasound gel is used on all surfaces of the head in order to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of the ultrasonic waves.
The sound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local tissues.
Ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing.
Interferential therapy (IFT) uses a mid-frequency electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and strains. The current produces a massaging effect over the affected area at periodic intervals, and this stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers, thus relaxing strained muscles and promoting soft-tissue healing.
It is an effective therapy option used by many therapy clinics to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state.
Interferential current stimulation is very useful in the treatment of circulatory and muscular disorders, stiffness of joints, edema, and inflammation.
Interferential current therapy has been in use for many years, and there have been numerous case studies and research reports that have documented its versatility in treating diverse symptoms, accelerating the healing process and restoring normal movement.