About Chiropractic Health Care

Chiropractic health care is based on the premise that the human body has a natural restorative ability to maintain its optimal state of health, and repair itself after injury or disease.

The role of the Chiropractor is to assist each individual's natural "curative process" in maintaining, improving and enhancing their musculoskeletal health. Through the removal of interferences to nervous system function, correction of the body's joint mechanics, and assisting soft tissue healing Chiropractors are able to promote health. But it doesn't stop there; rehabilitation exercises, nutritional advice, workplace ergonomics, and lifestyle counselling make up a large part of the job. The idea is that "Health comes from within!"

People don't need to be suffering from a significant injury to benefit from this form of care, anyone who wishes to improve their musculoskeletal health can benefit from Chiropractic care, and our techniques are safe and gentle enough to use on everyone from babies to senior citizens!

General Information

Chiropractic is a scientifically valid and extremely safe method of primary health care. Chiropractors, like your General Practitioner, are trained to a high standard of proficiency; and are fully qualified to diagnose and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal ailments. Jim works closely with other health care professionals and will exchange information when required, in the best interests of the patient. This will not be done without prior consent.

During your first visit you will be given some information about your present condition. It is important to Jim that you ask questions about any of the information that is given, or if you have any general health enquires. Again, health care here is a collaborative process; you can help by keeping informed and sharing information with Jim!

Subsequent treatments will be scheduled according to average tissue healing rates, and how your body is responding to the treatment program. It is very helpful that you adhere to any type of "homework" that you will be given. Icing instructions, specific stretches/exercise routines, nutritional supplements, and ergonomic changes all will be fully explained at the time. Jim will not schedule treatments if he feels the treatment will be of no benefit at that particular time.