Chiropractic treatment is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal system of the body, primarily the spine. It involves manual manipulation and adjustments of the spine and other joints in order to improve the alignment and function of the body. In this blog, we will discuss the most common types of chiropractic treatment.
Most common types of chiropractic treatments
This is the most common type of chiropractic treatment. It involves manual manipulation of the spine to restore proper alignment and movement of the vertebral joints. This involves applying a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to the spinal joints to restore proper alignment and movement.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapy is used to treat muscle and connective tissue injuries. It involves various techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Many chiropractors use Graston Technique, This is a soft tissue technique that involves the use of specialized instruments to break up scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and soft tissues. The goal of soft tissue therapy is to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and promote healing.
Chiropractors may also incorporate therapy exercises and stretches into their chiropractic treatment plans. These exercises are designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, and may include activities such as core strengthening exercises, balance training, and postural correction exercises.
Chiropractors may also provide lifestyle counselling to their patients. This may include recommendations on exercise, stress management techniques, and other lifestyle changes that can support overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic treatment is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system of the body. The most common types of chiropractic treatment include spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation and lifestyle counselling. It is important to consult with a licensed chiropractor to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
In Part 2 & 3 of this blog post, we will deep dive into the different Chiropractic adjustments available and what they can help with.
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