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Other Therapies 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a therapy whereby an accupunture needle is inserted into active trigger points in the musclular system to deactivate the referred pain and tenderness within the muscle. 


Triggerpoints are defined as hyperirritable bands in a tender muscle that can refer pain to a distant point. They may also cause distant motor and autonimic effects. 


By using dry needling in these points there can be an immeditae reduction in local and referred pain and restoration of normal motioin and muslce activation patterns.



Foot Orthotics

At the Family Chiro, we like to take a holistic approach to your health care. It has been shown that dysfunction in your feet and lower limbs have potential to affect your pelvis and spine. Foot Levellers Orthotics work to support the three arches of your foot, which in turn remove the stress placed on the body higher up. Some patients have found that Foot Levellers Orthotics are the missing link in their treatment protocol to keep them feeling better, longer.

Gonstead Chiropractic

Gonstead Chiropractic is a specific method of analysing the spine and delivering an adjustment to the vertebral segment that is found to be dtysfunctioning. 

The Gonstead Chiropractor conducts a thorough analysis of your spine using a variety of tools to detect the presence spinal dysfunction known as the vertebral subluxation complex.

History - Your Chiropractor will take a thorough history of your presenting complaint and include your overall health and medical history. This can assist in determining if you are a Chiropractic case 

Observation – Observation is a way to cross reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.

Instrumentation – The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.

Static Palpation – This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or oedema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.

Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.

X-Ray Analysis – Taken when clinically indicated, X-rays enable your doctor to visualise the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral alignment and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.

Treatment:- Finally your chiropractor will discuss the treatment options that are most suitable for your case. They will discuss you treatment and expected outcomes, and any other interventions that may be of assistance. 

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