What Does The Nervous System Do?
The central nervous system (consisting of your brain, spinal cord and all nerves) is the most important system in the body. Its function is to regulate and coordinate the function of every cell, muscle, tissue, organ and system in the body.
“Your brain can decide to trigger pain if it believes there is a risk of tissue damage”
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system in the body. There are 600 muscles, 78 organs, and an estimated 32 trillion cells in the body.
The spine (24 vertebrae) and skull protect the delicate nervous system. When a vertabra/pelvic joint loses its normal position/alignment, it leads to altered joint movement and function and nervous system interference, which may lead to decreased health potential and ill health. Soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) are also affected.
Andrea Chiropractic and Wellness
First Visit Initial Consultation
We believe diagnosis is the most important starting point. That is why perform such a detailed assessment.
A thorough case and family history will be covered.
A thorough physical examination will be performed to include, but not limited to, the following:
- Chiropractic Tests
- Orthopaedic Tests
- Neurological tests i.e. Muscle Testing, Reflexes, Sensation
- Full Spinal Assessment
- Range of Motion Tests
- Gait Analysis
- Digital Posture Analysis – for more information, refer to www.postureanalysis.com
Second Visit Report of Findings
Once we have studied your health history and correlated this with your examination findings, we will provide you with a verbal Report of Findings (Plan of Action). This is to discuss your diagnosis and tailored treatment plan. Feel free to bring a loved one with so they can support you through this process.
We will talk through any areas of spinal dysfunction that were found in your Initial Exam and discuss your care plan.
If care is right for you, you will receive your first adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustment visits are shorter than the first two visits. We offer a tailored approach, using a variety of manual therapies.
Health Care Classes / Workshops
As part of our commitment to improving your health and education, we run regular online or internal talks which are part of your care plan.
One to one meetings will also be available either online (Zoom) or in person (depending on availability), to address any questions you may have.
Included in Your Care
Nutrition is a key component to health. Reducing the intake of certain foods is vital in reducing inflammation and improving healing times.
We offer tailored advice on mindfulness, relaxation and breathwork, to help minimise the effects of stress on the body.
Tailored postural and core rehabilitation (amongst others) is vital in improving mobility, increase fitness and compliment the Chiropractic adjustments and corrections.
Periodic Progress Examinations
To ensure you are progressing through your treatment plan, we perform regular progress exams, which allows us to monitor your progress and make any changes to your treatment (if necessary) so that you achieve the best results.
Phases of Care
Healing and Relief
The aim of this phase is to reduce pain and inflammation, remove the stresses and interferences in the nervous system, and to improve flexibility and mobility.
Strengthening and Correction
The aim of this phase is to improve core and other muscle stability and strength; break bad habits and create new habits; improve posture; follow through with a specific course of strengthening exercises, and address lifestyle factors.
During this phase, your nervous system should be functioning better, giving your body the best possible chance to heal and function more optimally.
Once your body has had the chance to heal, it is important to consider maintenance/wellness care by continuing exercising, following through with all changes implemented regarding your lifestyle, and attending periodic adjustments in order to maintain the new level of health obtained, and to ensure your body is functioning at its optimum.