By Chiropractor Luka Fantela
I thought I’d take a moment to discuss a common question I receive, and that is what is Chiropractic & how can it help me? The easiest way for me to answer this is to give you my very own approach as a Chiropractor and to provide you with some insight into how I help clients treat and manage their musculoskeletal conditions, ultimately getting them back to the activities that matter most to them.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are professionals who diagnose conditions of the musculoskeletal system, along with overseeing the conservative treatment and management of clients. However, we are a little more renown for the conservative care of pelvic and spinal-related conditions. Chiropractors are qualified and trained to manage a variety of soft tissue, bone and joint conditions through non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions.
How can a Chiropractor help you?
As a Chiropractor, I take a holistic approach to patient care, where I might find myself using an array of manual therapies or ‘hands-on’ approaches, this may be in the form of manipulations, mobilisation or other soft tissue therapies to improve short-term pain and disability 1,2.
I’m also a strong advocate for active care, where I might prescribe a tailored progressive rehabilitation and exercise plan to get you moving freely while building mental and physical resilience. In collaboration with you, we would then work towards developing a management plan that works for you and your unique lifestyle, to do our best to decrease the likelihood of a re-occurrence down-the-road.
I hope this provides a bit of insight into what Chiropractic is and more importantly, how it can help you get back to living your fullest life.
1. Bussieres et al. (2018). Spinal manipulative therapy and other conservative treatments for low back pain; a guideline from the Canadian chiropractic guideline initiative. J Manip Phys Thera
2. Randoll et al. (2017). The mechanism of back pain relief by spinal manipulation relies on decreased temporal summation of pain. Neuroscience