Situated in West Street, Alresford Chiropractic Clinic is run by David Groeger BSc
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.
Since 1895 Chiropractic has evolved from the idea of poor nerve flow and problems of ‘innate’, into a discipline based on a greater understanding of the structure and function of the body as a whole. Coupled with up to date research, this enables Chiropractors to take a holistic view of each individual patient. Chiropractic is a treatment that does not rely on the use of drugs or surgery. In addition to specific Chiropractic mobilisation, a variety of individually tailored techniques are used to ensure rapid and effective results. Chiropractors are able to treat most conditions that involve joints or soft tissue.
A typical Chiropractic consultation covers the following areas:
3) Observation (including posture and mobility)
4) Physical findings
At the start of each subsequent treatment session the patient is re-assessed before continuing. Treatment outcomes are monitored using factors such as:
1) Measures of perceived pain
2) Ranges and quality of movement
3) Ability to function from day to day
Treatments vary according to each patient’s presentation and severity of pain and takes account of their current and previous health. For example; In the case of low back pain, Chiropractic adjustments would be carefully controlled mobilizations directed at specific restricted joints. Allied to this soft tissue techniques are used to relieve muscle spasm and pain related to the condition, as well as reducing compensation mechanisms where appropriate.
An average of 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient for an uncomplicated mild to moderate back complaint. Treatment is backed up by maintenance (where necessary) and specific exercises. These exercises are designed to increase balance and stability around the affected joints. Maintenance includes rehabilitation, which seeks not only to improve the condition, but helps prevent further episodes of the presenting complaint.
Chiropractic can be of help wherever there is a physical element to a complaint. When combined with the skills of other complementary practitioners, the benefits to the patient are often greatly enhanced. ‘I often find that a patient’s improvement is related to the approach adopted by the therapist rather than the individuals’ specific discipline.’
Conditions treated by Chiropractors:
• Headaches (including some migraines)
• Neck & Shoulder Pain
• Arm pain (including repetitive strain injury)
• Thoracic/Rib pain
• Low back pain (especially discs)
• Leg pain
• Sports injuries & Rehabilitation
• Whiplash and related pain
• Post operative limb and back pain of mechanical origin
About D. Groeger
A graduate of the world renowned Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC), David Groeger has expanded his Chiropractic knowledge and skills over the years to provide his patients with a dedicated, understanding and highly ethical approach. Following five years of intensive full time training at AECC, David graduated in 1996 with a BSc Degree in Chiropractic from The Anglo European College of Chiropractic and is registered with the GCC (General Chiropractic Council).
Alresford Chiropractic Clinic
49 West Street
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