What is Chiropractic?
The basic definition of chiropractic is “hands-on”. It is a complementary medicine system based on the diagnosis and treatment of common joint misalignments, especially the spine, which can cause other disorders by affecting nerves, muscles and potentially organs. Where chiropractors are generally known as experts with spine problems, what is not commonly heard is that we treat the whole body.
Chiropractors undertake a University degree of 5 years to attain their qualifications and learn about ALL systems in the body and how they interact with each other. The basis of a chiropractors treatment is to remove nerve interference or irritation which occurs when joints are not moving through their full range of motion.
Many common symptoms are due to problems with alignment and movement of the bones and joints of the body, think headaches, low back pain, sciatica, hip or shoulder pain. Chiropractors primarily diagnose problems within the 33 bones that comprise the spine, but are also trained to treat ANY part of the body and as such are experts when it comes to the movement of the 206 bones that make up the adult human skeleton. The primary role of the spine is to protect the spinal cord which is the “electrical wiring” that transmits messages from the brain to ALL other parts of the body.
Chiropractic is more than just “checking your spine”. At Hawker Chiropractic in Belconnen we assess your body “from the ground up”, as when dealing with structural integrity we know that if the foundations are not solid (think of a house built on a wonky floor), the entire structure will shift to compensate. Our chiropractors are trained to assess the whole body and tailor a treatment protocol based on your individual needs.
We are dedicated to providing professional, evidence-based chiropractic care to Canberrans and have been committed to delivering quality treatment at reasonable fees, from our expert and experienced staff for 18 years.
Hawker Chiropractic is your trusted source for gentle and wellness chiropractic with the ability to address the health needs of your entire family.
Listed are some of the chiropractic treatments we specialise in:
- Whole Body Assessment and Treatment
- Gentle and Wellness Chiropractic for the Entire Family
- Postural Assessment and Advice
- General Health and Wellbeing
- Paediatric Treatment
- Sports Injuries and Prevention
- Private Health Fund/Health Insurance
- Pre- and Post-Natal Care
We specialise in preventative and wellness chiropractic which can save you many hours of pain and frustration – come in for a private health fund covered chiropractic check-up today!