CHIROPRACTORS - Dr Sindi Ludik, Dr Michiel Opperman
When a Chiropractor applies a type of repetitive passive movement to a joint it is known as a mobilisation. It has the same benefits as a chiropractic adjustment.
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A machine generates ultrasound waves and this is applied to the skin via a probe. Each frequency has a specific therapeutic effect, i.e. to reduce inflammation, break down scar tissue and adhesions, etc. IFC is also generated through this machine but it is the generation of electrical impulses and is applied to the skin via pads. Each frequency has a specific effect, i.e. pain relief, nerve stimulation, muscle contraction, etc.
Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles for therapy of muscle pain. The needle is inserted in the region of the “trigger point”. The aim is to elicit a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain and to increase blood flow to an area.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. it is maily used for pain relief and to alleviate muscle spasm.
A patient’s neck area is strapped into a stretcher device. This helps to relieve pain, decrease pressure on nerves and ease muscle spasms. The stretching effect may assist in alleviation of herniated discs and painful degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and/or facet syndrome of the joints
Flexion Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a manual technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations.
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct structural alignment, improve movement and to increase your body's function.
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