Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of musculoskeletal complaints including back, neck and joint pain. It is a safe and effective treatment, which primarily works by restoring normal function to joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments, allowing the... Read More

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of musculoskeletal complaints including back, neck and joint pain.

It is a safe and effective treatment, which primarily works by restoring normal function to joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments, allowing them to function at their optimum, which therefore promotes healing and helps to prevent injury.

The most common form of treatment is an adjustment or manipulation, which involves your chiropractor using their hands to perform precise, quick and small movements into joints, more often than not within the spine, to try and restore their normal function. You may hear a click or a pop during the manipulation; this is a normal response to the manipulation.

Our chiropractors will also use a variation of soft tissue techniques within their treatments including Dry-Needling, in order to resolve their patients problems, however if they feel you need a more in depth soft tissue assessment/treatment they may decide that you need an appointment with our Soft Tissue Therapist Ash, after which they will work closely together, and co-manage your health-care in order to give you the best possible outcome.

Issues that Chiropractors can help with include:

Acute & chronic back pain with or without sciatica
Mechanical neck pain
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) and Migraine prevention
Joint pains including the hip and knee
Shoulder complaints including rotator cuff injuries
Elbow pain and tennis elbow
Ankle sprain
Plantar Fasciitis
Generalised aches and pains
Minor sports injuries
Muscle spasms
Cramp
Tension and inability to relax


Performance Chiropractic

For those seeking chiropractic care with a sporting/athletic background, and for those wanting to improve movement quality and performance, a Performance Chiropractic appointment with DCC’s Principal Chiropractor and DNS Exercise Trainer is advised. It is only recommended for those who will be able to commit to a regime of exercises that they are able to do on a daily basis at home or in the gy... Read More

For those seeking chiropractic care with a sporting/athletic background, and for those wanting to improve movement quality and performance, a Performance Chiropractic appointment with DCC’s Principal Chiropractor and DNS Exercise Trainer is advised. It is only recommended for those who will be able to commit to a regime of exercises that they are able to do on a daily basis at home or in the gym.

During a Performance Chiropractic Consultation, Sam will take a detailed history to find out what has brought you in to the clinic and to put a picture together as to what might be causing your problem. She will also ask questions to do with your general health, sleep quality, diet, stress levels, occupation and hobbies/activities.

You will then undergo a series of tests to determine what the cause of your problem is and how best to fix it. Sam will look at the picture globally, so please expect to have tests done which you may think are completely unrelated to your area of pain. Your examination will include:

• Postural Screening
• Breathing Pattern Assessment
• General Range of Motion
• Orthopaedic Tests
• Neurological Tests
• Vital Signs
• Chiropractic Palpation
• Soft Tissue Palpation
• Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Tests
• Selective Functional Movement Assessment
• Muscle Length/Strength

After your examination, Sam will discuss with you how to get you the best results (pain reduction, prevention of re-occurrence and improved performance) and will suggest a bespoke course of treatment to achieve that.

This consultation and examination will take about an hour. If you know you would like treatment on the first visit, please select the full Performance Chiropractic Consultation & First Treatment option to allow enough time to do this.

Treatment techniques Sam uses include:

• Diversified Chiropractic
• Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)
• Active Release Techniques (ART)
• Dry-Needling
• Pilates

Sam also works closely with DCC’s Soft Tissue Therapist Ash and will likely include specific Soft Tissue Therapy appointments in your course of treatment.


DNS Rehabilitation

The ability for us to move and move well is inherent within us and should develop during the first few years of life. Our core starts to develop from 3 months old, and from then a sequence of movements occurs which gets us from lying down, to sitting, to crawling, to standing, to walking (and everything in between and after) However, ... Read More

The ability for us to move and move well is inherent within us and should develop during the first few years of life. Our core starts to develop from 3 months old, and from then a sequence of movements occurs which gets us from lying down, to sitting, to crawling, to standing, to walking (and everything in between and after) However, sometimes we lose the ability to move well, we develop a weak core, faulty breathing patterns, develop poor posture and eventually injury arises.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) is a rehabilitation protocol which is designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. It takes us back to our most basic movement patterns that we see during early development, in order to re-programme the correct breathing patterns and core activation patterns that we have lost. In these positions we can also help to correct the poor postural and movement patterns which have developed over time, and help to prevent injury from arising.

These sessions purely focus on rehabilitating your body in a global, dynamic and functional way.

Things that these sessions can help with include:

Muscular and Joint Pain Relief
Poor Posture
Injury Prevention
Better Movement
Improved athletic performance


Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft Tissue Therapists are trained in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of minor and chronic soft tissue injuries, which can be the result of any type of lifestyle factor, such as poor posture, occupational stress or sports injuries. A Soft Tissue Therapist must have a BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy which is the equivale... Read More

Soft Tissue Therapists are trained in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of minor and chronic soft tissue injuries, which can be the result of any type of lifestyle factor, such as poor posture, occupational stress or sports injuries.

A Soft Tissue Therapist must have a BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy which is the equivalent of a degree level.

Issues which Soft Tissue Therapists can help with include:

Soft tissue injuries
Poor posture
Decreased joint mobility
Headaches
Aches and pains
General tension

Soft Tissue Therapists incorporate a range of different soft tissue techniques in order to help relieve the injuries which they encounter. Our Soft Tissue Therapist Ash uses the following techniques:

Myofascial Release
Neuromuscular Technique
Active Tissue Release
Muscle Energy Technique
Active Stretching
Faradic Therapy

If you have a issue that is chronic (over 6 months), or a specific soft tissue injury then we would suggest you have a soft tissue therapy appointment rather than a sports massage.


Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a branch of massage which uses a variety of different pressures (usually deeper and more intense than a traditional Swedish or Remedial Massage) to relieve muscular and soft tissue problems in those who take part in sporting activities, in order to aid recovery and help to prevent further injuries from occurring. If... Read More

Sports Massage is a branch of massage which uses a variety of different pressures (usually deeper and more intense than a traditional Swedish or Remedial Massage) to relieve muscular and soft tissue problems in those who take part in sporting activities, in order to aid recovery and help to prevent further injuries from occurring.

If a light, gentle massage is what you are after, this is not the massage for you. You may feel a bit sore and bruised afterwards which is normal so please do not worry.

A Deep-Tissue Massage is similar to a Sports Massage but is utilised in the treatment of non-sports related injuries, in people who may have issues related to things such as poor posture or occupational stresses.


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