Chiropractic services Sydney

What does chiropractic care involve?

How can chiropractic care help with long lasting pain relief?

Chiropractic care is the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders using the technique of manipulation and/or manual adjustment of the spine.

The practice stresses the importance of the intricate relationship between the spine, the nervous system, joints, muscle and ligaments.

The nervous system (brain, spinal cords and nerves) control all the functions of the body. Irritation to the nervous system whether by spinal misalignment, disc protrusions, joint swelling, scar tissue etc. can affect the nervous system negatively causing:

  • Pain
  • Reduced motion and flexibility
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Other neurological symptoms

Fort Healthcare Chiropractors

Our chiropractors take a systematic approach to your condition. We believe in optimising your body function so you can perform at your best. We strive to achieve and work towards your goal together.
Our chiropractors at Fort Healthcare place a strong emphasis on diagnosing the root cause of your pain, dysfunction and weakness. We will examine your body as a whole as often the problem may arise from an area that is not experiencing any pain.
We will take a thorough history and examination and may recommend further medical imaging if necessary. After diagnosis, we will explain your condition to you and develop your treatment plan. This will help to reduce your pain levels in the short term, but more importantly address issues to help you stay pain free.
Chiropractors (chiro = Greek for hand) take pride in the fact that our therapy involves our hands. We will use a combination of the following techniques:

  • Joint adjustments or mobilisations
  • Stretching
  • Massage
  • Soft tissue manipulation

We can help you to remove the irritation from the nervous system and ultimately remove your pain symptoms.

The “Crack”

Many people associate chiropractors with “cracking” the spine but what exactly are we doing? The “crack” is what chiropractors call an adjustment. We have heard many explanations as to what is happening when we crack peoples’ spines.

At Fort Healthcare we believe the spine is an amazing object. It’s main function is to protect our spinal cord which transmits nerve signals from our brain to every part of our body including the skin, muscles, blood vessels and organs. The spine consists of a series of bones called vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Two vertebrae will form three small joints and nerves will exit the spine at each level supplying different parts of our body. Arthritis, disc herniations or other various disorders can cause inflammation which can hinder the movement of these joints. The inflammation not only causes pain but can also irritate tissues in the area such as nerves, ligaments, joints and muscles which can cause further symptoms.

An adjustment is the use of a small specific localised force in a precise direction that restores normal spine movement. A crack can sometimes (not always) be heard when an adjustment is performed. When we restore spine movement, the blood circulation to the area improves, the inflammation decreases and irritation is removed from the tissues. This helps to reduce pain, stiffness or tension or other symptoms.

It is a common misconception that all chiropractors do is perform adjustments. However at Fort Healthcare we believe in a multi model approach. If adjustments are not necessary or if you are not comfortable with adjustments, we have other methods to relieve joints, muscles and ligaments and help treat your problem.

Achieve the best possible outcome with a better treatment at Fort Healthcare

Experience with different conditions. 10 Years of experience in chiropractic and healthcare, trusted by athletes, mums, office workers. We strive to find the best possible treatments for the patients.
Take an integrated approach. Our practitioners take an integrated approach and combine targeted and specific massage with chiropractic practices and address the root causes of your pain and injury
Investigation comes first. Understand what was going on with your body and customise the approach to your needs and body conditions.

Common questions about chiropractic treatment

Should I see a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are highly trained doctors known for taking a holistic approach towards their specialty in treating back pain, neck pain and headaches. It’s been proven effective for a variety of pain conditions. Every patient is different and requires individual course of care. Fort Healthcare strive for finding the best possible solution to every problem.

What to look for in a chiropractic clinic?
Certification – When you are looking for a chiropractor, one of the first things you should be checking are their certifications and licensing information.

Experience and reputation – Find out how experienced the practitioner is and his/her professional backgrounds. Some chiropractors may treat only certain conditions and you should be checking whether they are able to provide therapy for your specific requirements. At Fort Healthcare, we are experienced with treating athletes, office workers and women’s health.