It’s super important for your health, to have your nervous system working as well as it possibly can.
That’s what Chiropractic is all about - helping the nervous system (nerves, spinal cord, brain) to control every part of your body as well as it possibly can. From your head to the tip of your toes 😉
The aim of improving nervous system function, is to help people balance their physical, chemical and emotional wellbeing.
The nervous system is the most amazing control system around.
But pain and feelings don’t always give a very robust analysis of its function. The brain receives two million messages per second from our bodies and enviroment, but we are only consciously aware of only seven!
The old Addage of “Use it or loose it” rings true in the body
The brain prunes under-used and unused connections, but pathways that are used will get bigger, faster and have better protection, therefore function more efficiently.
As a chiropractor, I seek to find irritations or miscommunication in the nervous system, that slow or prevent good communication between the end organ and the brain.
So the better your spinal function, the better your nervous system function, the better your body is able to control everything in your body well. We would call that wellness.
“Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “done by hand.” It doesn’t mean cracking, forceful or rough.
Dr Helena (Chiropractor), uses a range of effective, gentle techniques including AK, SOT, Activator, light manual adjustments, exercises, stretches and some soft tissue work.
By stimulating nerve receptors (nerve function) through chiropractic adjustments, specific exercises, biochemical recommendations.
B. ChSc M.Chiro
Having worked as qualified chiropractor for over 10 years, Helena continues to enjoy helping her patients obtain their optimal health. Helena loves spending time with her husband and four children, whilst being active in the great outdoors.
Helena has worked with patients at all ages and stages of life and applies gentle and effective chiropractic techniques to assist patients in obtaining their wellness goals.
If you would like to speak with Helena about your particular situation, please make contact, so she can discuss your health care needs.
Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health.
After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.
The findings of these examinations are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports. We work with you to develop an appropriate plan to achieve your health goals.
After locating the vertebrae impinging the nerves (subluxations), the chiropractor, using various highly specialised techniques, is able to adjust the misplaced vertebrae and thus release pressure on the nerves.
After thoroughly assessing the spine to check for chiropractic subluxations or misalignments, chiropractors adjust these subluxations. This helps to remove irritation to the nervous system.