At the ChiroActive Clinic, we specialise in Diversified Chiropractic manipulation/adjustment. This technique is the most commonly used of all Chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance by a drop-table or block
IASTM or otherwise known as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization involves using a range of specialised tools (stainless steel). These specialised tools enable the Clinician to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with Soft Tissue Dysfunction. At ChiroActive we use the Smart Tools range.
This type of technology has been used extensively for decades in both Europe and the United Kingdom (UK). Otherwise better known as Radial Shock Wave it was developed from existing technology used in medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury over 20 years ago. Has very good results specifically in the treatment of Tendon related issues such as the Achilles tendonitis.
As the name implies, there is no medication used .These thin filament needles are used to break down/reverse the effects of these trigger points with in the muscle and in so doing change the function of that muscle albeit almost immediately. Myofacial trigger points are small muscle contraction/knots that can be felt as a small muscle nodule just below the skin. Pushing these muscular nodules is very painful. Trigger points can exist in each muscle of the body, with multiple existing at the same time,
affecting both sides of the body equally. These trigger points keep the muscle tight and weak and restricting the muscle’s range and motion.
Very specific exercises are provided to the patients to supplement treatment undertaken for the specific injury. Even though the initial problem may feel better it is imperative that joint and muscle re-education through grade 1 corrective exercises and neuromuscular coordination be undertaken to avoid recurring injuries.
Specially designed chiropractic bed used for the manual mobilization and distraction of the lower back, used to assist in the treatment of muscle spams and managing of lower back fascial tension release.